Hi... I have an endoscopy finally booked for late May. Nothing but moderate reflux was determined from the Barium swalloq.... although I am surprised the occasional pain at the top left of my stomach under my rib was not detected as something... (is that just a muscle cramp). Nor irritation which I know exists.
But I am still concerned, I hear a small number of people simply die in the week after the procedure. Is this true? I can't be going into a procedure with this mentality which could induce things from anxiety - which alone could induce frightening outcomes. (( do have a history of anxiety... and when I work on controlling it... it gets better, then I stop working on it then it comes back to harm me).
My issue is up and down... I have good days and I have bad days... I have gerd-related chest pain, food pushing up sometimes needing to vomit... not digesting properly or in proper timing or possible Hiatal.
Although if I go to bed early I rarely have issues.. and a lot less of them. wonder what that ones all about and if its still worth getting this procedure done or if I can heal myself. I mean Death in the week after scope? I mean, why are people claiming these things and heart attacks after scopes? and is it reputable information?
Also if they are blowing air in there, like I am concerned if something is pushed, I am lying down.. and hiatal hernia could expand to cause a heart attack... this is scary stuff..
can they keep things in their place?
how can I get myself to go through with this? And how am I ever going to be able to get myself to go through with surgery if I can't even face this procedure?
Post Edited (7Stringer) : 4/17/2014 8:50:23 AM (GMT-6)