@suzanne2 – It is not easy to drink Golytely. I gag easy too. Setting the alarm is an excellent idea! Try to drink faster in the beginning. I don’t breathe in through my nose- don’t like the smell I also preferred to drink using a straw. I also had a piece of hard candy to suck on now and then to neutralize the taste. Just a few of my ways to deal with it. Good luck!!