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   Posted 11/6/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
So I had my 4th or 5th Colonoscopy yesterday and something weird happened. I think. I'm not really sure if it actually happened, but while I was under I dreamed that they didn't give me any/enough anesthetics and that it hurt and I was yelling at them and stuff. I don't actually remember it happening, I just remember dreaming it. I'm fine though, so if it actually did happen they didn't do any harm. I'm gonna mention it next time I'm in, see what the doctors say. In the meantime, I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience.
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   Posted 11/6/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Bane. I know sometimes people think things happen while under that really don't. For example, when I was in 2nd grade and had my tonsils out, I thought the nurses took my underpants down and said something about a "boo boo" on my butt. That didn't happen. I had my Dad ask.

I am not saying it didn't happen to you, but I am saying it is not unheard of for you to think something happened that really didn't.

Just ask next time you see this doctor, and don't be emberrassed. If it did happen, I am sure it isn't the first time!

Wishing you the best!
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   Posted 11/6/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
The sedation they usually give, is a conscious sedation. The drug is called versed which is a memory reducer. They also use
a narcotic along with it. I imagine because you've had several scopes, you are probably building a resistance to these meds.
You were probably on the "light" side of sedation. Don't worry the staff are very used to outbursts.
I personally have to be put fully asleep because these drugs don't work for me anymore. You should mention it to your doctor.

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   Posted 11/6/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me I wouldn't feel any pain, but I'd be aware during the procedure (I like to watch on the screen) well I didn't remember any of it, and I actually lost about 24 hours. When I ask my doctor he said I was yelling at him so much and jumping around so much they had to really sedate me, lol. Oh well, I tried.
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   Posted 11/6/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I was given a Xanax and sedation for my last colonoscopy. I remember waking up and telling the doctor that he was hurting me. He had come to a stricture and was trying to get the camera through, and I told him he needed to stop. I know I wasn't dreaming because the doc told my husband that it happened and that I was in pain.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   

I woke up in the middle of my 4th or 5th exam...and I absolutely remember a very uncomfortable and painful feeling.  I got pretty restless and the doctor turned up the juice and i wnet back under.  Usually i wake up with in minutes of the finished procedure...when the doctor came in I mentioned that I remember waking and he confirmed that I did wake and that I was not very pleasant to deal with at that moment.

A few months later they had to do another...I reminded the doctor of my last "painful" experience. He said it just a one time thing and to not worry about it (basically he blew it off)  I told him i was happy that he was so confident...but that it was my body and therefore my pain so it was easy for him to be so uncaring.  Then I mentioned that if i woke up during the procedure ever again I would make sure that he and I both got to share in the pain.....the last two times he performed the procedure I never felt a thing...of course I was so far under it took at least 30 minutes to wake up after.  I guess he wasn't willing to chance my suffering.

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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this sedation for the draining of an abscess and let me tell you that it was the worst experience of my life! I woke up to feel a scapal on my butt crack! When I went in to have my colonoscopy in june and I specifically told my doctor that if I don't go under general anesthesia then I won't have it done so she agreed to put me completely under. THey told me that I would be totally out for the sedation and I wouldn't feel a thing, boy did they get an ear full when I came out of it!
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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up during my 2nd scope. I can remember being in pain, moving around, and them telling me to breathe. Unfortunately it's caused me to have a fear of scopes again, and something I'll have to talk to my doctor about being having another one.
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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