worththewords Posted July 28, 2006 Report Share Posted July 28, 2006 I'm having an endoscopy and colonoscopy on Monday. I'm having an endoscopy to check for a gluten allergy and to see if I have ulcers. My GI wants to do the colonoscopy because I have iron deficinency anemia (even though a gluten allergy would explain this) and says a colonoscopy is important because of the anemia. I tried to talk my way out of it numerous times but she insists that it is important to do. Feeling rather flustered I agreed to it. I'm not worried about the endoscopy. The idea of having a colonoscopy at 23 doesn't thrill me but most of all I'm really worried about the prep. I get what I think is reactive hypoglycemia. Definitely hypoglycemia of some type and I'm worried that what I'm allowed to drink won't keep my glucose levels up. Again, the GI told me not to worry. I will be taking Halflytely as my prep and I'm concerned with my blood pressure dropping from the Halflytely emptying my system. I don't take anything for my blood pressure so this is a big concern for me. My GI didn't have much to say about my concerns regarding this. I am having these procedures done in an outpatient setting at a hosptial so their will be an anesthesiologist there the entire time. I'm not too concerned about my HR/BP the day of the procedure since I will be closely monitored. My big fear is on Sunday during the prep.I did a search and read through some stories but I wanted to know what problems, if any, did anyone encounter during prep. I'm worried about being able to get through it with the hypoglycemia issue and possible blood pressure problems. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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