They lied . Moviprep doesn’t last for 2 hours max . It used to …. But I have had just under an hours sleep and now I’m up to start drinking some more . I am dropping !!
I spoke to a friend who has been through it lately , she was up all night too with it . So it’s not just me . Be prepared if you’re going through it .
It says after an hour of your stomach settling , you can take any prescribed meds . I took mine at 11pm thinking I would be fine . Turns out I wasted meds .
I’ve had chest pains and a numb right leg and now basically no sleep before starting it all again .
Colonoscopies really aren’t easy .
People think it’s just a few laxatives and you’re away . I honestly wish it were that easy . I’m starving , exhausted and in a lot of pain . I can’t eat for at least another 8 hours (min) . I can’t sleep for another 10 to 12 hours . And my meds won’t start to work again , to take the edge off , for another 24 hours . I’m shakey , anxious , feeling sick , and this is just the start of the day .
I will get meds to calm me down once I am at the hospital , which do help a lot . But this really isn’t a walk in the park . It horrific . Anyone who tells you different , really is lying .
I am going to be telling my consultant today what I have been through and how I think it is unfair that people are up all night on moviprep . Especially those with mental health conditions . No sleep makes everything a million times worse .
I really can’t wait to get today over with .