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hostelgirl74 Sat 23-Jul-11 10:34:59

I am due to have the GTT. After I have drank the minging drink (they are too cheap for lucozade in my authority...) are you allowed some water to try and get rid of the taste? I can try and neck the drink quickly but would rather I could wash it down a bit after. Any experiences welcome.

hostelgirl74 Sat 23-Jul-11 10:36:16

What about chewing gum?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 23-Jul-11 10:39:11

You can drink water but absolutely nothing else. No chewing gum, no mints, nothing. Only water.

Creamandcustard Sat 23-Jul-11 10:48:06

Could you not take in Lucozade yourself? At my hospital you have to take your own anyway.

Also - take magazines/book - it takes ages to drink and then you have to hang around for 2 hours or something mad.....

Got my 4th GTT in September.....

allthefires Sat 23-Jul-11 10:49:51

My hospital allows us to take in original lucozade too.

Ring yours.

GiraffeAHolic Sat 23-Jul-11 10:57:48

A bit of plain water is fine.

I had mine done at my gp's and took my own lucozade, the nurse said to ask if I needed any water.

Firawla Sat 23-Jul-11 11:25:46

you can have water but mine said not tooo much but was allowed to have a cup of water to take the taste out

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 23-Jul-11 13:11:09

Mine never put a limit on water at all. But I checked yesterday to see if I was allowed lucozade instead of the foul drink this time and it was still no. Boo sad

nickschick Sat 23-Jul-11 13:19:49

My lovely friend whose expecting her first baby after 11 years of trying smile had her test last week she liked the drink!!

notlettingthefearshow Sun 24-Jul-11 22:41:47

Is the drink that bad?! I'd take a smint or other strong sugar-free mint and just suck it briefly then get rid of it.

lolajane2009 Mon 25-Jul-11 00:03:00

lol i had an orange drink and enjoyed it

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 25-Jul-11 07:02:49

No! No smints, sugar free or otherwise! Nothing, nada. Just water. I had a mouth spray confiscated grin

Ivortheengine8 Mon 25-Jul-11 07:05:56

I've got mine this week sad

TrinaLuciusMalfoy Mon 25-Jul-11 07:51:38

I had the orange drink too and really liked it grin Made me a little trippy too, it was excellent!

CrazyAlien06 Mon 25-Jul-11 08:44:29

I haven't had a GTT, does everyone need one??

Firawla Mon 25-Jul-11 08:50:05

no they dont give it to every pregnancy, only if risk factors like people in your family have diabetes, high bmi, you had gestational diabetes before etc

Ivortheengine8 Mon 25-Jul-11 19:46:52

No crazy. I didn't have on one my last pregnancy two years ago but put on a lot of weight during it which I never lost, so now have a higher BMI of 32 thats why I will have one sad

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