Upper Endoscopy in the AM?

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/30/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I met with my GI this afternoon and it was such a relief when he listened to all that I had to say and then did and exam and thought that is was reflux.  I hate to say it, but I'm almost relieved.  Not that anyone would WANT to have GERD by any means, but that finally someone realizes 1. I'm not making up symptoms 2. I don't just have anxiety issues.
So, I am having an upper endoscopy in the morning.  Any suggestions?  Will I have a really sore throat or anything afterward?

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   Posted 9/30/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My throat was a little irritated. Drinking a milkshake afterwards soothe it quickly.
Are you being sedated?

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   Posted 9/30/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. Demerol, Versed and Xylocaine. I'm not sure I could do it if I weren't sedated.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 9/30/2010 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My throat hurt a bit too but no worse that the sore throat you get before a cold. A couple of panadol and it was gone. You will be fine.

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   Posted 10/3/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
They put me out with Propofol for my upper endoscopy....I always ask to be put to sleep for anything.
I slept through the whole thing and was given Dilaudid and phenegran afterward as well in the recovery room.
My throat was fine. I slept for most of the day.
You'll do just fine! : )

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   Posted 10/3/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Violet,

I had two endoscopies...one with very little sedation and one with none. I had no sore throat after either procedure.

I attribute that to the fact that when you're a little wakeful (or wide awake)you can help by swallowing down the tube. When you're out cold, they can force it down, and have no idea how it's affecting you. If you think you're up to it, being sedated, but awake can make things a lot easier.

I wouldn't have known I was capable of it, if my first doctor hadn't given me very light sedation for a colonoscopy/endoscopy combo procedure. The other benefit is a very short (or no) recovery.

I know it's not for everyone, but you might just be surprised!
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