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    Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    Just wanted to reassure anyone going for an endoscopy and they are worried about it that it really is nothing to fear.

    I had mine yesterday and was an anxious wreck for four days before, no sleep, palpitations, everything! Got to my appointment and was asked if wanted sedation "no thank you" I replied and away we went. The nurses were lovely and the whole experience lasted around 4 minutes. Yes I gagged but the nurses held my hand. The best advice I can give is close your eyes and breath and before you know it is finished.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    Hi,

    I opted for the sedation (but it's not like a general anesthetic) you can still follow directions eg when told to swallow etc. It's just that you don't feel any pain and can't remember the procedure!

    Easy pesy

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    Re: Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    Thank you so much for posting this, I needed that. I will have one done tomorrow and I'm choosing sedation, I will update how it went. Thank you!

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    Re: Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    How long does it take for things to get back? Right away?

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    Re: Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    Itís true, itís unpleasant but I think the build up was worse for me.




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    Re: Endoscopy - Whar was the worry about!!!

    I've had 4 gastroscopies since March 2017 (last 2 with botox injection). I have always had the meds but do remember parts of the last 2. The worst part for me is the mouth spray. It tastes gross lol. I feel pretty much normal after a few hours.

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