Hi, I'm new to this forum. I reside in the UK
Three days ago I had an endoscopy procedure to investigate stomach tenderness. I didn't expect it to be a pleasant procedure, but nor did I expect it to be quite as horrific as it was. I opted for throat spray and sedation. The sedation didn't work, not at all. I could see, hear and feel everything they did, including taking several biopsies. I was choking and gagging throughout the procedure. It was just horrible.
Afterwards they told me I had a condition called Barrett's Oesophagus. From what I've read about this condition it's quite serious and I've been in a state of terror and depression ever since, fearing that the biopsies will show I have cancer. I just keep crying and crying.
Since the procedure I have been in a lot of pain,much worse than before endoscopy. My throat is fine, but the pain in my oesophagus, stomach and between my shoulder blades is horrendous. I also have a cough. I can barely swallow liquids without excruciating pain, and eating is a no-no. Even movement hurts. They told me the procedure would cause some mild and temporary soreness of the throat, but no mention was made of other symptoms. I feel really lost at the moment, and very frightened.