Hi maddey and Welcome to HealingWell! :)
I didn't think I could handle all that either! However, I was in some real pain, so I had a barium swallow, which is not as long and involved as the Upper GI, yet shows them from the first swallow, down to the small intestine. I've had the endoscopy twice and both times, the worst thing was the spray that they use to numb your throat so that the tube can go down more easily. I slept through the whole procedure. :)
Re your knees? I'm definitely no expert - just someone who has happened to have a lot happen to her. :) But I think that the swelling of your knees may be due to something else entirely!
You need to be seen by a Dr. and let him/or her examine you so that they can figure out what is wrong, and work out a plan to help you!!
Please take care! Hugs, Teri :)
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