Big Breath and know you are going to be fine. I had 2 scopes in one day and the medications worked awesome. I had no fear or anxiety.
Prior to the endoscopy, the staff will review your medical and surgical history, including current medications. A physician will explain the procedure and ask you to sign consent. Before signing consent, you should understand all the benefits and risks of the procedure, and should have all of your questions answered.
An intravenous line (a needle inserted into a vein in the hand or arm) will be inserted to deliver medications. You may be given a combination of a sedative (to help you relax), and a narcotic (to prevent discomfort).
Your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level) will be monitored before, during, and after the examination. The monitoring is not painful. Oxygen is often given during the procedure through a small tube that sits under the nose and is fitted around the ears.
I am sure you will have many others tell you the same thing - the Upper scope is over before you hardly know it has started.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott