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JessicaB

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Ok. Next Thursday it is. I get my endo and bio done. Please pray for me, wow im scared. Any advice, i know i will have to start my diet that day.... Help ;(

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H Jessica,

If I were you, I wouldn't eat anything that morning. I personally have not had a endoscope done, but from what I've read, you can be given something to relax you. I know people who've had it done. and they tell me, it's the anticipation of the unknown that's the worst. The procedure itself isn't s bad! :)

Try to relax, and before you know it'll be Dec.23 and you'll finally get some answers. Good luck!!!

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You're not allowed to eat from midnight the night before on, anyway, or to drink water (unless you have a medication to take).

You will probably get Demerol and Versed and you won't feel or remember a thing. Don't worry, it's a breeze! They will put an IV in your arm, then put the medicine in and it's lights out for you!

There is no pain afterward, either, but you might have a slight sore throat. That's about it.

I am the biggest baby in the entire world and I breezed through it. Some places spray stuff in your throat to numb your gag reflex but they either did not do that to me or they did it after I was out because I don't remember it at all.

Seriously, it's really easy so don't stress! No pain, no nausea, no fear. Don't worry. A slight pinch from the IV needle equivalent to getting blood taken and that's it.

I edited this because after I wrote it I saw that you are a mother. Oh this will be way simple compared to child birth!!

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I had it done too and it was honestly a breeze. I even had the spray (they make you say ah, and they quickly spray a light mist in your mouth). I don't remember going to sleep, all I know is that it felt like the very next minute and I was awake and it was all over. I didn't have a sore throat...just a bit of a feeling like a frog in my throat, but it lasted only about 30 minutes.

So at least be very confident that the test itself is nothing to even bother thinking about. If the results come back that you need to follow the gluten-free lifestyle, then be sure to come back and get the support that is waiting here for you.

Best of luck

Gabby

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I had the same experience as Gabby except for the frog in my throat.

I only thing I felt when I woke up...was pretty doped up. I was kind of out of it for about an hour...I felt really relaxed. :)

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I had mine done a few weeks ago, I didn't have any "spray" and I didn't have a sore throat. I went to sleep and woke up and other then being loopy from the anesthetic I was fine. It was easy.

Susan

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