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eric555
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Preparing to do a Colonoscopy...


I understand that I will need to drink some type of a Flush for my system...


So I assume I cannot eat anything either.


Do I Stop Antibiotics ???


Any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.


Thank You.

Best regards,
Eric

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eric555
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just as a precautionary thing...

and a history of colon history of it in my family.

so was wandering what to do and what steps to take...

i think i read somewhere before about some flushes that are actually real bad for you...

also while i still have insurance to let them pay for it.

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Eric,

I got very specific instructions from my doctor. I had my colonoscopy on a Thursday. I had instructions starting with the Monday before the colonoscopy. Drinking the gallon of fluid is hard but it's a very worthwhile test to have done.

Good Luck!

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eric, DO NOT TAKE THEM.

you should have been given something and also our local hospital calls 1-2 days prior and goes over meds.

i had 1 med NOT TO TAKE FOR 3 DAYS PRIOR ... baby ASPIRIN!!
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yes, nothing to eat and a little water only while taking some normal pills that RN SAYS YOU CAN PRIOR.

call them so you don't have to repeat this.
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The doctor doing the colonoscopy should give you specific instructions for what you can and can't eat and drink in the few days before your colonoscopy.

I can't remember how mine was, but a couple days before I could only eat things like Jello and broth, then that evening I had to take some kind of a laxative-type thing.

The day before I was only to drink liquids (and only certain kinds, nothing caffeinated or with certain color dyes, as well as another kind of laxative thing.

So I would say that you would not be able to do your antibiotics during the prep.

There should be enough in your system though to take you through those few days, then you'd probably be right back on them after the test.

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Once you have to stop eating solids, you have to stop taking abx.

Do not use the Phospho Soda [tiny plastic bottle].. It now has a black box warning on it. It can cause kidney damage, and it threw my heart into A-fib.

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eric disappeared 2-22; NOT one post from him since.

does anyone have his phone no. or home address where you can check on his well-being.


eric, since you started this post, if you get this CHECK IN PLEASE WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOU.


hey, remember letter you wrote for change.org and sent to our federal senators/reps, etc.

i got 1 phone call from dc house rep's office
and 1 email from senator's office in dc!! bingo!


eric, we miss you!

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up for eric or his friends!!

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