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Dazza123
24-02-14, 15:11
I have one on Thursday.

I had one about 8 years ago using the spray and it was pretty horrific.

So sedation this time, not helped by the fact that I have a swallowing disorder on top of whatever is wrong with my stomach so not looking forward to swallowing the tube again.

Has anyone had sedation before, apparently its awake sedation. Im not overly concerned at all, but not having had it before Im not sure what to expect, and also how am I likely to feel afterwards and the following day, is there drowsiness or sickness from the sedation and do they keep you there a while before letting you leave? Id like to be out of there pretty quickly, I do not like hospitals.

Appt is 3.15pm so a long wait that day and can't have a cup of tea after 8am, which is the worst part :ohmy:

Annie0904
24-02-14, 15:17
I had endoscopy with sedation and I had a colonoscopy at the same time. I can't remember a thing about it. I woke up on a bed with a cup of tea and toast which was nice :) I wasn't sick at all and was allowed home soon after I had drank the tea :) I felt a bit drowsy the rest of the day but was fine the next day.

Magic
24-02-14, 15:33
I also have had the same as you are having Dazza.. It is a while a go now, but I can remember being nervous about having it done. I did not feel a thing under sedation and the same as Annie when it was all over -a nice cuppa xx

Dazza123
24-02-14, 15:55
Great, thanks for your replies, makes me feel better, would much prefer it if it was early in the morning but never mind eh, it will be over with before I know it - I hope :)

RyanS
24-02-14, 20:58
Hi Dazza
the dr should give you pethidine and midazolam on top of the throat spray. the pethidine is for pain relief whilst the midazolam will ensure that you are sedated but awake and won"t remember anything. good luck, hope all goes well.

Annie0904
24-02-14, 21:06
When I went everyone on the list went at the same time but when they saw how anxious I was (shaking and crying) they moved me to the top of the list. Make sure you tell them when you get there that you suffer from anxiety. Having had it done I now realise that I had nothing to be anxious about :)

Dazza123
24-02-14, 21:15
To be honest Annie Im not really that concerned, but I will not be waiting, there are 2 things I cannot stand, thats hospitals, and waiting, and this brings those 2 together, so it will be in their best interest to have me in and done, no way am I waiting in a queue, I will just leave if that happens :yesyes:

Do they have to use the throat spray? I dont think I can have it, I have a proper nasty swallowing disorder (choking phobia) due to choking on and off over the past 2 years, and a numb throat is something I wont be able to cope with, I expect it to be sore as it was last time, but I just want it done, then I know where to go from here and what they can do.

My stomach for the last 12 years over-produces acid, and the valve at the top of my stomach does not close so the acid for this amount of time has been travelling up into my throat and mouth, causes severe pain in my stomach and burns my mouth, so finally they are going to do something about it :wacko:

Annie0904
24-02-14, 21:42
I can't remember having any throat spray so if they did it must have been after they sedated me.

RyanS
28-02-14, 08:16
Hi Dazza
It is your choice as to what you would like, if you want throat spray they will apply it(Annie - always prior to sedation in order to observe effects), if you want sedation they will give that as well. You can choose to not have anything. The sedation is usually done the way i previously mentioned and will take effect, if given correctly, in under 5 minutes. The effect also lasts for roughly 30mins (dependent on dosage - usually 50mg pethidine, 2.5 - 5mg of midazolam for under 50/60year old). You may feel nauseous for a short while after but should be up and walking round within 2 hours(again pending dose). You wont be able to drive yourself though so will need an escort. Midazolam causes amnesia so you wont even remember it if its given correctly. If its NHS you may wait longer than if private but again depends on who is performing procedure. All the best.

SarahH
28-02-14, 10:21
Dazzler,
I had an endoscopy without sedation and it was the most awful experience of my life. If I had to have another one now I would DEFINITELY have sedation. I have a terrible gag reflex and that is what freaked me out.
Sarah

BAZ115
09-09-14, 08:43
I know this is an old post but maybe other people due to have an endoscopy will read this. Be very careful. Midazolam sedation does not always work. Not everyone who has Midazolam will get amnesia. I had endoscopy with no throat spray and midazolam sedation. It was absolutely horrific, they just gave me more midazolam and held me down, I remember it all. I have had no medical treatment since, and it is the cause of my PTSD and anxiety.

bernie1977
09-09-14, 08:59
I know this is an old post but maybe other people due to have an endoscopy will read this. Be very careful. Midazolam sedation does not always work. Not everyone who has Midazolam will get amnesia. I had endoscopy with no throat spray and midazolam sedation. It was absolutely horrific, they just gave me more midazolam and held me down, I remember it all. I have had no medical treatment since, and it is the cause of my PTSD and anxiety.

I was the same, the midazolam didn't touch me either. I freaked out and had to stop the procedure.

NeverRelaxed
12-09-14, 20:16
I didn't even get the option of sedation.

Luckily, It was done by a really good no-nonsense consultant. He was clinical director of surgery at the hospital and an upper GI specialist. Very quick scope...Definitely not the most pleasant experience of my life but its not the end of the world.

Hiatus hernia was diagnosed.

Rls1994
07-11-14, 22:11
I had one done earlier this year with sedation and I can't remember anything of it. It went a LOT better than I expected. I thought I would gag (something I'm scared of!) but I didn't feel a thing. Only thing I hated was the IV shot in my arm (I hate needles lol).

Dingle
08-11-14, 17:23
I had one earlier in the year without any medication
Unpleasant yes Would I want it done again -no but not as bad as some of the posters claim
For the record I suffer from chronic anxiety and health anxiety which is why I had the Endoscopy

RosieLee
08-12-14, 23:27
I know this is an old post but maybe other people due to have an endoscopy will read this. Be very careful. Midazolam sedation does not always work. Not everyone who has Midazolam will get amnesia. I had endoscopy with no throat spray and midazolam sedation. It was absolutely horrific, they just gave me more midazolam and held me down, I remember it all. I have had no medical treatment since, and it is the cause of my PTSD and anxiety.

OMG - I'm not the only one this happened to!?! Not only did I have exactly the same as above, but I also ended up having a terrible allergic reaction to it where my face swelled up like an over-ripe melon and went all blotchy like cheap salami - and this was the night before Xmas eve...! (Though I suppose it was worth it as I was diagnosed with hiatus hernia, stomach ulcer and H.Pylori active infection)

I thought I was the only one this had happened to. It's amazing to hear or someone else going through *exactly the same thing* *hugs*

Canbud
09-12-14, 20:33
When I had my endoscopy it was a breeze! I had the throat spray, sedation, the works. I remember waking up and hearing someone gag. Then I heard someone say my name and telling me to breathe through my mouth? Nose? Can't even remember exactly. I didn't even know it was me gagging. :wacko: