Hi, coming over from the Crohns board when I saw this post. I just had a colonoscopy and endoscopy Monday and I insisted on propofol because I wanted to be out. They dimmed the lights in the room and I fell asleep. It wasn't this put to sleep feeling at all.
I woke up quickly and left within 20 minutes of waking up. Quick acting and quick release. That's why I like it. The dopey feeling makes me nervous and I have anxiety issues as well. With the propofol I didn't feel dopey at all.
The doc originally wanted to use versed and demerol and I preferred the full out sedation. Glad I did that because my IV line wasn't working right and the anesthesiologist was able to run another IV quickly and get me sedated. If they used versed and demerol the GI administers it w/o an anesthesiologist.
Either way, you will be fine. If you get nervous before it's totally normal. Allow yourself to be nervous..it's an evasive procedure, of course you will be nervous no matter what.
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum. Feb 07 Resection. No meds currently..but there will be some I'm sure. Taking acidophilus.