Thank you both! I'm so glad twilight is an option! I've had that before for other medical procedures and I couldn't imagine having to be awake for those, or for the endoscopy. Ugh, my stomach is burning now even though I just ate a bunch of cabbage.
fedupgermany, I hope you get better soon. Oh wow I just read your bio at the end of your post, we have ALOT of medical similarities. I have spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 (I see yours in spondylosis though), I also have disc degeneration, bulging disc, arthritis in that area. And I also have pelvic floor dysfunction. Wow I don't meet other people with pelvic floor dysfunction very often (or ever!). I have pelvic floor dysfunction and pudendal neuralgia. Also I have hypothyroidism, and chronic fatigue syndrome (which I hear is similar to fibromyalgia). Thankfully after giving myself a lot of B-12 shots the past year and changing my thyroid medicine my chronic fatigue has gotten alot better. The fatigue makes me want coffee everyday, but now I can't because of the stomach burning. I miss coffee! Anyway, we sure do have some similarities.
Do you think your back is responsible for your pelvic floor dysfunction? I think it's a possibility for me, but I don't know for sure. I do know that when my back hurts really bad I tend to get my worst pelvic floor/ pudendal neuralgia symptom (it feels like an electrical shock to a "certain" area..ugh). Thankfully I don't get that particular symptom often. But I do deal with burning in that area pretty much daily. And I have to limit my activity a lot to prevent worsening of symptoms. I take neurontin and hydrocodone when needed.
I hope we all get to feeling much better soon!
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