Good for you for hanging in with the cramps! I have also found vocal noises a good way to ride the pain waves...The salt water flush should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.What I have been doing to make it easier is instead of trying to down an entire quart of salt water... I mix the two level teaspoons of salt with 10 oz of water, guzzle that and follow immediately with 1 quart minus ten oz. of fresh water. It is much easier this way and works great! Also warm water is (for me,)also much easier to get down. I find the whole process takes two hours. i.e. if I drink it at 7 a.m. by about 8 I am running to the bathroom about every 10 -20 mins. this is usually done by about 9....so,I can kind of plan around that.you don't want to be far from your toilet once it starts coming thru! I really am enjoying the feeling of being really well flushed out. Good Luck!