So I have to take Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) for prepping for colonoscopy. And I got online and read people’s horror stories about it. Now (since I already took it) I am freaking out. Anyone got advice? Anyone ever use it?
Scared to death about colonoscopy prep!! - Anxiety and Depre...
Common practice here before a colonoscopy. You need to be certain your colon is ABSOLUTELY EMPTY or the colonoscopy won't be productive and you'll need to go through the whole prep again before another try.
Not pretty, but the closer to just water passing out of you, the better the "view" for the doctor. Adulthood isn't al fun, is it? Make jello that is not red or violet in color so you have something to eat before you're completely cut off of any food in your prep process.
I know......so that's the reason I said it was unlikely, and no big deal if you do, as you sound like you feel you have no control of it. As Paul McCarthy sang "Let it be". You'll will have just gotten through a fear of yours.
I have a FEAR of pit bull dogs and next door neighbor has one, but it's unlikely it will ever be in my backyard. And if it does, well, it does and will eventually go home .I try to "Let it be" instead of worrying about it. Wish you try it, ok?
You received 9 good replies from your previous posts. Can you pull up "Let it be"and listen to it, really listen to the words? May help. It was written by the Beatles after Paul,during a very difficult time, had a dream where his deceased Mom was encouraging him by using those words.
Please don’t panic. It is something that everyone hates. Yes the prepping is the worst part of the test. And yes the mixture is a lot to drink. You said you already took it. As for the test, I hope they put you out. When you wake up, it will be all over. Is this your first time? I have had this test many times and after each time said never again, then my mind goes crazy and I do it. We need to takes care of ourselves and there are many things that we would prefer not to do. These uncomfortable things are better than the alternative.
All understandable Dustin. I'm sure you are shallow breathing also make sure you are hydrating. You've got the tools to use but I understand how difficult it is when
fear takes over. At least try the deep breathing. Don't need to be in bed, maybe on the couch, wrapping a hot towel (out of the dryer) around your shoulders can help in relaxing your muscles. We're here for you. You'll be okay.
Call your doctor's office if you think that may reassure you regarding the loss of sleep. I understand exactly how you are feeling. I've been there before when anticipating surgery or procedures. Your tired but your mind won't relax enough to allow you to sleep. I would think that just resting with your eyes closed may help.