I was booked for a CT colonoscopy on Monday (CT version chosen because bad past experiences with camera-led procedures make me fearful of the usual version) but had to cancel on the morning because I simply couldn't cope with the prep.
I managed only half the first dose of oral contrast and a swallow of the bowel prep; they both made me choke and retch and as an emetophobe with swallowing issues, there was no way it was happening. I did try, but no success. It got to the stage where I couldn't even go in the kitchen because that's where it was and I could smell it.
With prep day being a Sunday there was no hospital contact available for advice. Having spoken to them on the day I've been told to attend what should have been my follow-up appointment and discuss my problems with the consultant.
Has anybody any experience of other prep methods? I just can't get the stuff down and will give up if it's the only method available.
I've had IBS for years - 25, maybe 30 - with classic symptoms GP diagnosed on those and family history, but it has been worsening over the last couple of years following a gut infection. I also have MS and this could also be affecting things. I have no weight loss, no bleeding.