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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Quote Originally Posted by hazelbritt View Post
    Well, it's all over and done with. It wasn't the most pleasant of experiences, but it wasn't horrendous. The sedation didn't knock me out as much as I was hoping for - I felt quite aware of what was happening. I did gag a bit, but it was over pretty quickly.

    The results are that I have a hiatus hernia, which they want to manage with acid reducing drugs and weight reduction. So, no cancer!
    Great news! Well done!

    How long was the procedure? Not the build up just the time the camera is in then out?

    Thanks

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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Great news!
    I will look back at your posts to see your symptoms as I have one on the 9th June. Also thinking about going for sedation.
    How are you feeling now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Great news!
    I will look back at your posts to see your symptoms as I have one on the 9th June. Also thinking about going for sedation.
    How are you feeling now?


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    I'm going for one two days after you Scass. Have you had one before?

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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    No never, you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    No never, you?


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    Nope and i'm really not looking forward to it. I'm going to try without sedation so i can get in and out. I've been told it only takes 5 mins, i hope it does.

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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Quote Originally Posted by BikerMatt View Post
    Nope and i'm really not looking forward to it. I'm going to try without sedation so i can get in and out. I've been told it only takes 5 mins, i hope it does.
    I recommend the sedation, especially if you suffer from anxiety. It's only light so no harmful effects. Gagging would be just awful. I've had 3 gastroscopies over the years and had the sedation with all of them

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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Quote Originally Posted by BikerMatt View Post
    Nope and i'm really not looking forward to it. I'm going to try without sedation so i can get in and out. I've been told it only takes 5 mins, i hope it does.


    I was thinking that too, but Iíll probably go for sedation.
    Iíve noticed that my anxiety is flaring up again the closer it gets.


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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    I was thinking that too, but Iíll probably go for sedation.
    Iíve noticed that my anxiety is flaring up again the closer it gets.


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    Please do not worry about the sedation. The numbing of the throat with the spray is good but with the mild sedative you are responsive but do not have any gagging issues at all. For me, yesterday, it was a good experience.
    I needed the sedation as I had to be perfectly still whilst they fitted the electronic device to my oesophagus.

    But I would have opted for it anyway, I have had one in the long ago past without sedation, never again for me.


    Best wishes to you.

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    Re: Gastroscopy tomorrow - anxiety has me spiralling

    Thank you


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