Versed is the drug that they give me whenever I have to have an EGD because I go into panic/fear mode as soon as they hook me up to the IV. I am not afraid of the needle, I know the EGD is not painful, I know all that stuff. I just get weepy and cry and behave like an idiot! I guess it just brings back a lot of memories of having multiple surgeries, etc. I don't know. I have to admit that my DH and I call it the "Stupid Drug". As I am recovering, I ask questions. And I can ask the SAME question 10 times, get the same answer 10 times, and still Not Remember anything I asked or was answered. Love the drug for what it's used for, works wonderfully, but I just get so Stupid with it!!! Only lasts a day, thank goodness!!! And, NO, it isn't just a blonde thing!
Xanax also works well for the pre procedure jitters too. I've been taking a very low dose about every night before bed ever since my DH's ALS diagnoses to help to shut down my brain so I can get a decent night's rest. It really does help me with no side effects in the morning that I can tell. Obviously it doesn't always "keep" me asleep throughout the whole night or I wouldn't be back up at 1:30a.m. checking this forum!