You have already gotten lots of responses, but I'll chime in also. My first procedure in 2007 was a sigmoidoscopy, and I was very nervous. It really wasn't bad looking bad, but at the time, I had no idea what to expect, you know? Not the most pleasant thing in the world, but not too bad at all. But I had never done anything else before, so even just using an enema was difficult at the time. I was lightly sedated for that one-that was a different GI than I see now.
Since then I have had 2 colonoscopies and 4 more sigmoidoscopies, and now the flex sig seems like nothing. My GI doesn't sedate at all for the flex sig, so it is definitely uncomfortable-more so during flares, but the prep is nothing, and it is done really really fast. I MUCH prefer it to a colonoscopy. I have had bad experiences with those, and the prep is horrid.
34 years old, stay at home mom of 2 girls, ages almost 4 and 2.5
Diagnosed in 2007
Biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial-going well so far!!
Off of canasa because of severe joint pain (side effect)