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MzPam
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   Posted 2/24/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all.  I finally went to see a Dr. about my terrible cramps and heartburn.  He prescribed Carafate suspension and I started taking it 2 days ago.  While I don't feel any difference with my heartburn, I now am feeling like I have a lump in my throat all the time.  Kinda like below the hollow of my throat and then burning down to my stomach.  The Dr. schedule an endoscopy (sp?) for march 8th and Im really worried about that.  I am not a fan of being put under for ANY reason.  Any advice for calming my nerves before the procedure?
 
I had posted a topic a few weeks back because I was having problem with my bowels not being "right" and I was having yellow/green stools.  I am still having that symptom.  Did anyone else out there have this problem with recurring heartburn or peptic ulcers???  I know about a million people in my line of work and circle of friends, but not a single person do I know has had any type of issue like this.  (NOT that I go around asking every person I see!  LOL)
 
Just looking for some reassurance and guidance here.... please help :)
 
 

Lonibel
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   Posted 2/24/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
You might try getting your stool tested for c. difficile (It took 3 samples before I got a positive test result). I can't remember your history - you can get an overgrowth of c difficile from taking too many antibiotics. Clostridium difficile overgrowth also causes bad cramping and yellow stools.

boop97006
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   Posted 2/26/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi;  don't worry about the Endoscopy- I've had TONS of them,  and it is the easiest test to go through!   I take off earrings, necklaces and my watch-easier to leave them at home.  I wear pants and a comfortable top.  Sometimes they have you take off the top and wear a hospital gown,  sometimes they don't.  You will have an IV,  which is how they will make you loopy for the test.  You won't really be 'out' in the sense of surgery.  The meds they use normally include Versed, which keeps you from remembering.  This last go-round I had was an endoscopy and a colonoscopy,  and they woke me up for a few minutes to look at some pieces the DR was taking for biopsy in my colon...then they put me back under.  It's just that easy.

You'll wake up really quickly,  and will be groggy that afternoon,  but aside from a scratchy throat,  there is no pain at all.  Be glad you are having it done...it is the best way to get accurate diagnosis, because the doctor is really looking at you.  The doctor will probably take several biopsies, so don't worry about that-it's under the microscope that they learn the most.

You are going to do great!!! 

 

 


MzPam
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   Posted 2/27/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you so much for your responses!  I would have replied earlier, but my monitor blew out on my home computer! LOL  Figures.. nothing seems to be going right. 

I stopped taking the Carafate.  Made me feel sick all the time. 

I used to suffer from anxiety attacks all the time...  I no longer suffer from the actual attacks, but I am a constant worrier.  So to know that I'm not really going to be put "under" really helps.  I have PAC's that happen every day, so when I get to worrying about stuff like that, they act up more than usual. 

Wish me luck!!!!!   I'll keep you posted on how things are going.


boop97006
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   Posted 2/28/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I know you are going to do fine.  If you get nervous, just remember that this is happening to give you more information.  It will be over before you know it!
Let us know how it goes...
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