Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I am glad to hear your having the endoscopy. Try not to overthink the procedure as you may receive a sedative medication through a vein in your arm. This medication helps you relax during the endoscopy.
Your doctor may spray an anesthetic in your mouth to numb your throat in preparation for the scope.
After your procedure you'll be taken to a recovery area to sit or lie quietly after your endoscopy. You may stay for an hour or so, depending on your situation. This allows your health care team to monitor you as the sedative begins to wear off.
Then you get to have someone take you home and if your like me you lay down and take a nap.
I am sure you will do fine and be proud of how well you manage your anxiety.
Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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