I've had IBS symptoms since January and have had several appointmentswith local GP's. I've had blood tests carried out and nothing much shows up so it's been decided I have to have a colonoscopy. My problem is I am very, very allergic/intolerent to the potions (picolax/moviprep). I have a violent and chronic reaction which is absolutely horrendous. It's much worse than most people experience. The last time I had to take the prep. I lost so much fluid with diahorrea and vomiting that I was very nearly unconscious. It gave me a severe migraine because I got so dehydrated which just about finished me off. I cannot properly describe how terrible it was as it's just too graphic but please try and imagine the worst case senario!. I was prostate on the bathroom floor with my head on the landing just about out cold, I was really ill.
I am now really very worried about having this procedure done again knowing that I have to go through all of the above yet again. I have read that it can be dangerious to take this type of medication if you are sensitive to it but nobody seems to understands what it does to me. If I don't have it done it seems that nothing else can show up what is wrong with me. The Gastroenterologist I saw was really very nice but he just didn't seem to understand what I have to go through. Has anybody else experienced this problem and if so how did you deal with it. I feel I must be the only person to react like this. Any comments or help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for reading this. Feeling quite desperate.