Most of the time they usually don't give any type of major pain relievers for this type of procedure. They usually spray your throat with the numbing stuff and give you the Versed IV cocktail and do the scope job and then send you to recovery and that is it!. The whole idea with the Versed is the patient will be a co-operate and of course you do not remember anything after it is over, they usually always use it for the colonoscopy! I have had the endoscope of my stomach done, with and without the versed cocktail. I would much rather have it with the IV versed! For me they usually do it in conjunction with doing the colonoscopy. Maybe your GI Doc might have been a little miffed because of the way you chose to have it done.?????? But that is just a guess on my part!
For acid reflux and stomach pain, I alway use and antacid, tums or rollaids, for me Gaviscon works the best because it foams up and coats the upper stomach, I have a hiatal hernia and it is great for acid reflux for that condition. Your nexium and those meds usually slow down or prevents or lowers the amount of the acid being produced, which is good, but the antacids, neutralizes the acids that are present in the stomach. With the acid reflux the acid is getting up into your esophagus from your stomach, where it is not suppose to be and and thus causing you problems, and can cause the difficulity that PALady talks about having which is Barretts esophagus, and that is not a good thing to have! The Gaviscon foams up and coats the lower esophagus and upper stomach, and neutralizes the stomach acids. You might talk to your GI Doc about using both the antacid with other meds.????? Just a thought!
Good luck to you!
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