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    Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    I am scheduled for an endoscopy on Monday afternoon and I'm scared! I had a colonoscopy done about 4 years ago, but now I'm just nervous again about being knocked out (which I am not willing to stay awake). I don't believe they will find much because my symptoms are vague and the doctor was reassuring at my consultation. But it's the "being put under" part that scares me.

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    I've been put under more times than I care to recall but I always looked at it this way. It's the really good stuff man! As an old hippie that partied a bit in my day, that stuff is da bomb! Helps you forget the stuff you don't want to remember and makes being awake a much happier place Some of the funniest videos on Youtube are those coming out of anesthesia. After my stents, I was in a recovery room and I kept grabbing my wife's rear and saying "My Tushie"

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    I had one of these about 6 months ago and was TERRIFIED....turns out that it really is not a big deal - though I know all too well how NOT comforting that is when youíre really worried. For me, the best part was being Ďput underí. I had a massive panic attack complete with hysterical crying and hyperventilation as soon as they sat me on the bed and the anaesthesiologist came and gave me something to calm me, but not put me to sleep, just to make wheeling me into the room easier for me..10 seconds later I was lying on the bed at peace with the world....and what felt like 12 seconds later I sat up and it was over. Maybe tell the doctors about your anxiety and request something similar, it really helps. Good luck

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    I had one a month ago, I didnít get sedation and it was fine too. Sedation sounds lovely, I donít know why I didnít do it!
    Also, itís pretty mild so you wonít be asleep for long. Good luck!


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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    It's a pretty easy test. I've had 3 (and have a 4th booked in August) and don't mind them except the mouth spray. (Not for ha reasons, I have a stomach disease)

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Capercrohnj View Post
    It's a pretty easy test. I've had 3 (and have a 4th booked in August) and don't mind them except the mouth spray. (Not for ha reasons, I have a stomach disease)



    Why do you need another one, Capercrohnj?



    Also, to the OP... I have had 4 and they are really easy. I have had them unsedated and sedated. I had a colonoscopy unsedated...that I wouldn't recommend LOL.

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    I have had 2 awake just with the spray. I have GERD. Really unpleasant procedures but I got through them ok. Got quite panicky in middle of 2nd one, but nurse rested her hand on my shoulder and it calmed me significantly. The 2nd one was less unpleasant than the 1st. If I had to get another done it wouldn't freak me out too much. I know what to expect.

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    Re: Scared of endoscopy appointment on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyg89 View Post
    Why do you need another one, Capercrohnj?



    Also, to the OP... I have had 4 and they are really easy. I have had them unsedated and sedated. I had a colonoscopy unsedated...that I wouldn't recommend LOL.
    I'm getting another Botox injection in my pyloric sphincter for gastroparesis which is done via gastroscopy.

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