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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:29 PM

My DR. has ordered an endoscopy, I'm nervous AF

I had the nose tube at the ER last week and it was pretty awful. Any thoughts....

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Reply My DR. has ordered an endoscopy, I'm nervous AF (Original post)
ChubbyStar Mar 2018 OP
Floyd R. Turbo Mar 2018 #1
ChubbyStar Mar 2018 #2
Floyd R. Turbo Mar 2018 #3
Lochloosa Mar 2018 #10
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #4
ChubbyStar Mar 2018 #6
dameatball Mar 2018 #5
safeinOhio Mar 2018 #7
Skittles Mar 2018 #8
MuseRider Mar 2018 #9
Laffy Kat Mar 2018 #11
NutmegYankee Mar 2018 #12

Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:31 PM

1. When I had one it was under general anesthetic!

No big deal!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:32 PM

2. He said I will get twilight sleep

Thanks Floyd!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:33 PM

3. You likely wont remember anything!

You are welcome!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:19 PM

10. Sorry throat maybe. Other than it's a fun drug.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:36 PM

4. Hi Star - my sister has had two, and expressed no awful terrible horrible experience during

either one- !! I think you will be just FINE!!

Best wishes to you!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

6. I feel better already!

Appreciate the kind words.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

5. Always better to have more fear for the problem than for the procedure.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:03 PM

7. I have one done every 3 years for the

last 30 years. Never a problem.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:05 PM

8. I had one

didn't know anything during the procedure, was out of it......did not care for the mustache band-aid though

on edit: a nasal endoscopy

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:16 PM

9. Propofol is a wonderful drug!

Mine went down my throat and then the colonoscopy, not my throat lol. Awake, asleep, awake and home. Easy peasy.

I cannot believe anyone would do this without putting you into a light sleep. Are we really so afraid that we are going that way now? I hope you have no memory except the guy who says, "Goodnight" and, "Hey, you are awake!" you can go home in about 10 minutes.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:58 PM

11. Don't worry, it'll be fine.

I had one due to swallowing difficulties and feelings of heartburn. They gave me conscious sedation via IV and I don't remember a thing. First they sprayed some lidocaine or something like that down my throat and that's the last thing I remember. They didn't find a thing, yet the procedure itself was therapeutic and I haven't had any symptoms since. The doc told me that very often the dilation during the procedure is all you need. He was right. I walked out thirty minutes later.

Relax.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

12. It's nothing.

You have an IV and get put out before they ever run anything down your throat. No after affects other than being groggy from the meds. I have one every three years.

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