Colonoscopies are uncomfortable, but not severely painful for most people. Some of our members forgo medication and remain awake during the scope. You can hear stories about
side effects and adverse effects from any medication. People not responding to the medication is not common, and because it's given through the IV, they can give you a little more if you're experiencing discomfort. Giving the Versed means they can give you less Demerol. I usually wake up quickly. I'm a little sleepy for the rest of the day, but other than that I'm fine.
You will need to have someone drive you to the appointment because you aren't supposed to drive for at least 24 hours after the sedation.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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