Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:16 AM
I was so nervous about the prep day. i just had mine done like a week ago so still fresh in my mind. I had to drink 2 bottles of magnesium citrate. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It took about 2 hours to kick in. I did not have to sit on the toilet for long periods of time but did have to make frequent trips to the toilet. The first few times you go, you will probably empty alot and then after that it is smaller amounts usually and more watery. So you need to be close to the bathroom.I have a bathroom in my bedroom. so i stayed in my room, set up a little table beside my bed which had all my fluids. I had a thermous with warm chicken broth in there, a container of jello, some bottles of water, apple juice, power drinks (nothing red or orange or anything). I had my laptop with me on my bed. I had a movie that I played on my laptop. I just went back and forth to the bathroom.The first bottle of mag citrate caused me to be quite nauseated for a couple hours. I felt like was going to throw up but didn't. Some people will sip it rather than chug it down like I did. But it went away and then I was fine for the rest of the day. The second bottle...I cheated and only drank half of it but I was only passing clear water.My advice to you, is buy yourself some flushable wet wipes for your bottom and a barrier cream. When you wipe, only dab if you can because it will save your tush from getting sore and raw in the end. You might want some magazines in the bathroom. But honestly I only sat on toilet for like a couple minutes, whatever came out, came out quickly and I was done. It came in waves. like every 30 minutes, sometimes sooner and sometimes a bit longer.Hope that helped. You actually start to feel good in your tummy as it progresses along...well I did anyways.