subdued...maybe your doc makes sure all fall asleep?
I enquired to my doc about
the amount of med he gives and sedation and stated that I'm the only one who seems to stay awake...go figure. But I look forward (yes, weird) to watching the monitor...he started it, however, with the first scope 20 years ago and had me look through another scope. It was way too cool to pass up every 3 years..lol...the clean-out drink is the worst part).
The last c-scope, I did have a serious fall the week before and was truly exhausted from the pain. I was ticked I fell asleep (but it felt so good to drift off) and even more ticked he gave me more med than the time before. (note to self for next time)
I was awake for some of it and remember what I saw, but in general....patients don't have to be asleep...but maybe the docs find it easier to do the scope.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!