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    Red face Picolax - ?

    OK guys this is a little embarrassing, but my clinic instructed me to take this soluable drink called picolax (laxative) to prep for the EPU on Friday, tomorrow at 4pm. Since I'll be taking a bus home around 4.30, and it's an hour's ride, I'm wondering - how soon does it start to work, and will I be risking major embarrasment if I take it before getting on the bus??

    Or is my imagination running away with me??

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    Hi Deni,

    Sorry, just saw your thread now! Hope all goes well today and that you get home "in time"!

    xo

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    Hi Deni

    I had to take the Picolax before having a Laparoscopy last year. It took about 2 hours to start to work, but I was anxious that it might have started earlier, so If I was you I wouldn't start taking it until you were on the bus and on the way. I hope this message gets to you. Good luck with your EPU

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    Thanks Racey - good plan !! I'm going to arrange to leave work a bit early today so I'll take it as I'm leaving. I'm feeling quite headachey/tired anyway so could do with finishing early!

    I remembered seeing "picolax" discussed online at another forum some months ago, I came across it through Google, and man it was such a funny story that a guy wrote, but I'm sure wildly exaggerated, but knowing of that story made me nervous about what to expect! (if you do a google using the following text: picolax agent - you'll come across it - i can't remember what i was searching for in the past which lead me to that link!It's a funny read BUT I hope it's not my personal experience!!!!!)

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    hmmmm my suggestion....start taking it at 5.00pm when u get home. I took all that stuff for my lap as well - and ummmmm oh boy....stay near a loo.
    V strange they making u do it for EPU...I have never had to do this....anyway...stick close to home IUKWIM...

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    Thanks Lulu. I thought it was weird too, but the nurse says the FS prefers it, in case they accidently puncture the bowel...?!?!?!?!?! Like, how often does that happen ---!!! And, isn't it in a totally different direction ???? I should have asked to see their stats!

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    too funny - let's hope they miss..the bowel I mean...
    hmmm wish I remembered to tell you to get those kleenex wipes...
    best best best wishes for tomorrow...hope they find lots of eggies...

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    oooh too exciting - I just realised you are 4 days behind me...I had EPU Monday and transfer is Saturday....see you in TWW...goodluck sweets!!!

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    I had to do it for a lap, not EPU but hun, I'd wait till you got home....

    That's some wicked stuff!

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    wow my bowel is stuck to mu left ovary but have never been told to do prep before EPU only lap

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    HAHA well I survived the picolax, although DH is a terrible teaser !! I reckon this morning I weighed less than I have in months

    PS - Lulu - best wishes for your transfer tomorrow !!! - hopefully I'll be joining you in the TWW !

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    thanks lovely Deni...but tell me...how did you go today..?? yeah yeah I know u feeling skinny and all...but am more interested in eggies..??

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    Lulu - I still only had two follies (low response - my first IVF attempt and they took a guess at the puregon but I obviously need more!) - they managed to get 1 egg though, so when I woke up I was very relieved as I was expecting a zero result. Hopefully I'll get good news later today if it's on its' way to a nice embie (they would have done ICSI yesterday but I dont know what the egg quality was like).

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