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Ok so i have been doing somewhat ok this week, but i have to go to the endo test this friday....I have a little bit of anxiety issues already, and im starting to get more.... :( Anyone want to share their experience...?

Also does anyone know if being on antibiotics would cause the test to be screwed up? i just found out i have bronchitis :blink: I cant imagine this test being comfortable at all at this point. but i just want to get it done!

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Relax Moongirl, the Endo. isn't bad at all. I was out for mine and don't remember a thing. Felt perfectly fine after. I would definately call the Dr.s office and let them know that you're on antibiotics. There may be a problem depending on what meds. they plan to use for your procedure. Or, maybe not, I don't know, but I would call to make sure. Try not to worry--it'll be fine :)

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Hey Moongirl'

I just went for my endo&colonoscopy today and it wasnt a big deal. The endo took 15 minutes, they give you a local anestetic (which is great :lol: ) and when you wake up you dont remember a thing. My throat felt a little scratchy and I had little cramps in my stomach, but that was probably b/c my Gastro took a lot of biospys. Inform your doc about the meds b/c I was not allowed to take aspirin a week b/c the procedure. Good Luck!

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thanks for the comforting thoughts.... :D yah i dont take asprin, but have been taking advil and robitussin. I forgot to ask about those meds....I did ask about the antibiotics and he just told me to keep taking them, so i guess its ok.... ;)

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Moongirl, just reading your post brought back bad memories of why I'm even on this site :P . All my problems began after taking antibiotics for bronchitis. I would have skipped the antibiotics unless it's very, very necessary!! Make sure you supplement with probiotics!! You'll be fine with the endoscope... it's always the lead up to these tests that are usally the hardest part!! :)

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Carrie,

They must have made some advances in this procedure since I had it done because they said they had to keep me partly awake to "swallow" the tube down......... If they can knock you totally out now, that's awesome!

Hugs.

Karen

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They must have made some advances in this procedure since I had it done because they said they had to keep me partly awake to "swallow" the tube down......... If they can knock you totally out now, that's awesome!
I think that they can do it with total sedation now. I'm pretty sure that is what my grandmother had done.

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I was totally sedated for the procedures--colo. and endo. the same day. The Dr. that did mine said that even if I was to have only the endo., I would be totally sedated and the procedure would take about 5 minutes. He thought I should have both, so I went ahead and got it over with (I'll be 50 next year). Glad I did--colo. was clear so one thing I don't have to worry about.

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Moongirl, just reading your post brought back bad memories of why I'm even on this site :P . All my problems began after taking antibiotics for bronchitis. I would have skipped the antibiotics unless it's very, very necessary!! Make sure you supplement with probiotics!! You'll be fine with the endoscope... it's always the lead up to these tests that are usally the hardest part!! :)

Thanks the test was ok, just a lil sore throat, looks like i may be positive for CF...but have to wait for the biopsies....but the doc said my villi are pretty flat....

Why do you say you had problems with the antibiotics? I actually had to come off them cause i was having some not so nice reactions...yuck! they took me off, and didnt put me on anything else yet....

What r probiotics?

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Hi Moongirl, happy to hear you got through the procedures and have found some answers.

First, probiotics replenish the good bacteria that are killed along with the bad when taking antibiotics. You can get them at health stores. Look for the "enteric" coated ones, they will get to your intestines.

In Feb. of this year both my son and I were put on antibiotics for bronchitis. We started having diarrhea, everything we ate went right through us. We began to lose a lot of weight in a short time period and started to notice whenever we ate certain foods, we'd be right back where we started...meaning all food would quickly run through us.(sorry,gross I know) So we eliminated gluten and dairy, within 2 days we had normal bowel movements and no itchy rash. Throughout the months we have tried to eat wheat and always have reactions to it. We have had blood tests come back negative but had already been gluten free for months. We are waiting for results from Enterolab but regardless what the results we will remain gluten frr for life. We have never felt better. On our journey to better health, I have learned wheat products can be bad for some people. I don't need a blood test to confirm that.

It can be challenging at first but we have no problem with it now. You'll be fine and you're on the right track to better health. This forum is here to help with all questions and concerns. :)

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Hi Moongirl, happy to hear you got through the procedures and have found some answers.

First, probiotics replenish the good bacteria that are killed along with the bad when taking antibiotics. You can get them at health stores. Look for the "enteric" coated ones, they will get to your intestines.

In Feb. of this year both my son and I were put on antibiotics for bronchitis. We started having diarrhea, everything we ate went right through us. We began to lose a lot of weight in a short time period and started to notice whenever we ate certain foods, we'd be right back where we started...meaning all food would quickly run through us.(sorry,gross I know) So we eliminated gluten and dairy, within 2 days we had normal bowel movements and no itchy rash. Throughout the months we have tried to eat wheat and always have reactions to it. We have had blood tests come back negative but had already been gluten free for months. We are waiting for results from Enterolab but regardless what the results we will remain gluten frr for life. We have never felt better. On our journey to better health, I have learned wheat products can be bad for some people. I don't need a blood test to confirm that.

It can be challenging at first but we have no problem with it now. You'll be fine and you're on the right track to better health. This forum is here to help with all questions and concerns. :)

Thanks =)

OIC yah the doc took me off this antibiotic cause i was having diarrhea....same thing happend to me with eating the food...and u know its funny know that u told me, i got this weird look rash right behind my knee today...not sure if it was something from the procedure, or maybe the meds, not too sure... not sure if he will put me back on a different antibiotic or not, cause i didnt really finish the first set...but im not sure if they will all have the same reaction with me....yah im ok with dairy but the wheat is a no-no! i will have to ask about the probiotics though. thanks :)

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Make sure that you take someone with you who will convey the conversation from the Gastro. Dr. I did not remember anything including lunch afterwards with my husband. I asked him for three days what the Dr. told him.

If your attendee is like my husband, ask them to take notes for you to refer to later. I slept it off for the remainder of the day. It was kind of nice to sleep in the middle of the day and have a legitimate reason for it. My children not my husband bothered me. That was a short gift.

I did have a sore throat for several days, but no big deal.

OOPS....I guess that I am a day short..

Anyways, I hope you have found some answers and you will begin to feel better soon.

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