I went in pretty unhappy about the idea of sedation, merely because I just think an amnesiac is utterly stupid and pointless. The nurse said it was so that if you need to come in again, you wont be too nervous because you won't recall it. I also didn't want it because I just can't get the day off work tomorrow.
So I opted for throat spray instead, as I had that before for my nasopharyngoscopy and knew my enemy, so to speak.
I got in there and they sprayed me, but instead of waiting to let it work like the ENT guys did, they just laid me down on my side and poked the scope in...well I went nuts! I gagged uncontrollably and yanked the scope out, and the nurses and doc tried to talk me down. The nurse told me not to pull the scope, and that I would gag but I must try to swallow and breathe etc etc, but my heart was racing nearly pounding out of my chest and I was sweating and shaking and crying! The main upset was that I felt I couldn't swallow because of the spray, and hadn't gotten my head around that.
Anyway it took me a long time to let them put the scope in again, and when they did I gagged and gagged constanlty throughout the procedure. The nurses had to hold my hands to keep me from yanking the scope out again, and I was whimpering the whole time like a child.
No wonder they don't want you to remember it. I was in shock and shakey afterwards.
They confirmed my "tiny" hiatus hernia, and also found some "minor inflammation", which they took a biopsy from to determine whether or not H.Pylori is present.
I was tested for H.P before, and it was negative, but I recently had campylobactor poisoning, so maybe that could have led to it? I read somewhere that food poisoning can be a cause.
So no real news, and i am REALLY nervous about motility tests now, as I don't feel I did very well there at all.
On the plus side, I love the spray, I had relief from the globus for the half an hour my throat was numb. First time it's totally gone away in 11 months.
The search continues...