I haven't been sedated for a manometry before, but did have a wired PH probe put in after an EGD while I was still sedated.
It really isn't that bad. You just have to try and relax as much as possible, breathe, and swallow. Usually they have you try to drink through a straw while easing the probe down.
Once you are actually doing the swallows for the test, I found it easier to not do a 2nd swallow by either holding your tongue to the roof of your mouth or hold the tip of your tongue with your teeth. Sounds strange, but it works.
Since it sounds like they mentioned sedating you I would have to say it is just to get th probe in. This would make it a lot easier for you.
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