Im kind of curious why you would want to do it unmedicated. I think Crohnie Too choses to have hers done unmedicated. Hopefully she will be along to fill you in.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 9/26/2007 5:30:22 PM (GMT-6)
Not to be rude, but I am shocked that anyone would willingly go through the colonoscopy without any sedation or pain medications. Before reading this post, I used to think that I was a really tough, manly, 28 year old male. Now I am really second guessing myself, because I am in so much pain after every colonoscopy that I have ever had that I dread the thought of having one. I was unaware that you even had the option to undergo this procedure without any medications. To be honest, I am totally bewildered as to why one would not want some sort of sedation during this experience. I am so grateful that I am totally out each time because I am still so embarassed about the thought of what I am having done to me, especially with with all the young female nurses around.( I know, real mature of me)
My father is one that will not take pain medications for anything. He does all of his dental work,including his root canal, without having any numbing medication or gas. I sometimes joke that I must not be his son, because I like to have the gas to have any dental work done.(it is the only good part of going to the dentist) Now, I have to go and tell my dad that he is not so unique, because all of you have one up on him with the scope. My last colonoscopy, I came out of sedation early because my prep did not clear all the bowel and he was trying to force his way through the fecal matter. It was so painful that I was almost in tears, but he immediately gave me more pain medication and put me back under. When I awoke after the procedure, I was in an extreme amount of pain and had to spend a long time in recovery. The doctor performing the procedure appologized and said that he should have used more sedation in the first place. It is amazing how some of us have so much pain during and after the scope and other do not have any pain.
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