first endoscopy thursday..

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nikool
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   Posted 1/29/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
for the past week or two ive been feeling that my stomach is sucked in, but i feel bloated. i also have rib burning pains on the sides.  ive been feeling at times chest pains and lately my body have been feeling heavy. have you guys exerpienced this? i also supposedly have anxiety. my gasterologist(?) decided to give me an endoscopy this thursday to see if something is really wrong.  i am really worry about getting it done! many people say it doesnt really bother you much after its over with, but my body got weak after i had my first couple panic attacks so yeahh. how did yours go?  advice would be great!!! wish me luck! :]

aeis2000
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   Posted 1/29/2006 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi nikool,
 
Had mine done on the 15th of this month. Nothing to worry about. You will probably sleep through it all.
 
I was given a DVD copy of my endoscopic voyage. lol!! I could not bring myself to watch that while my 2 sons watched it till the end.
 
Just bear in mind that it is good to know what it is that is bothering you and a endoscopy will do just that.
 
Good Luck !!!
 
 

LauraV
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   Posted 1/29/2006 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Don't worry about the procedure.  They give you happy drugs that leave you w/o a clear memory of what happened.  The whole things lasts less than 10 min.  It's good to know what's going on inside. 

Laura


lojma
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   Posted 1/30/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I had one of those. It was over before I new it. They put me in what they called "twilight sleep," supposedly not quite out but not really caring what's going on. All I remember is closing my eyes, then being awakened when it was over. They did put a rubber thing in my mouth while I was awake. This wasn't something that went down my throat, just something to hold my mouth open. It wasn't uncomfortable. But I know how you feel, I was scared too. But just relax and as far as you are concerned you will only be taking a nap, the doctor does the rest!

Shelloyd
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   Posted 2/2/2006 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
you will not remmeber a thing- you will just feel like you had a GREAT nap!

aeis2000
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   Posted 2/4/2006 5:35 AM (GMT -6)   
nikool > Thursday has come and gone. So how did it go?

Nal
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   Posted 2/4/2006 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Hope the procedure went well for you????

 

Nancy


nikool
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   Posted 2/5/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i was so nervous!! i was so scared during the procedure that my heart was beating 180. (im only 18) so they had to end the thing early. but nothing is wrong with my stomach!! :) but i still have unexplained symptoms...so im still mad about that. he thinks im too tense and i need to do relaxtion stuff.

linlou
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   Posted 2/6/2006 3:28 AM (GMT -6)   

HI Nikool;

I'm glad to hear you survived the Endoscopy your Gastroenterologist did on you. Being anxious about it isn't unusual. I had to be knocked out. It's good they didn't find anything. No ulcer, no acid reflux, no major health issue. But I know you're frustrated about walking away with no answers.

Have you ever had a full blown anxiety/panic attack? It's scarey and painful. It's like having a massive heart attack! So if your doctor is recommending you try some relaxation techniques, maybe you should give them a try. Stress and tension can bring on all kinds of problems in us. And any health problems we already have are only made worse by them. If removing some of the stressful things in your life doesn't help with your symptoms, see your doctor again. Tell him you tried what he recommended and the symptoms are still there. We may not always agree with our doctors but sometimes we need to try what they recommend so we can rule out that possibility. Keep us posted on how you're doing. We'll help in any way we can.


~~IF WE CAN'T LAUGH, WE CAN'T SURVIVE~~

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