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is it bad? i'm going on friday and the thought of a tube being sent down my throat is stressing me out. :(

amy


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is it bad? i'm going on friday and the thought of a tube being sent down my throat is stressing me out. :(

amy

Naw...the worst part is the worry. I would do it again in a minute without concern.

In my experience, they gave me an IV and I was out cold. I woke up, with seemed to be seconds and I was in the recovery room. The doctor came in to talk to both of us (me and hubby), and I have no recollection of the conversation. I had a bit of a sore throut, but no other issues.

The odd part was, the doctor saw visable signs of blunting, so in recovery they offered me juice and crackers- gluten crackers.

My father always said "the expectation is always greater than the realization". In this case it is true.

Make sure that you take someone with you, so they can take notes as to what the doctor says. I asked my husband about 20 times what he said.

Went home and slept for the remainer of the day.

Amy, it is nothing to worrry about.


Lisa

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Thanks, I was just reading all the *possible* problems and started getting really freaked out. I just felt like the way my luck has been going recently - they'll perforate my stomach and I'll get a massive infection....yes, I have a rather intense imagination :huh:

Amy


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease February 2007

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Of course there are always risks involved with any procedure, but this is generally safe.

I had three endoscopes done last year within just a 3 month period and it really wasn't bad. Every doctor has their own way of doing things, but I was completely out of it during the procedures. Each time I went in, I was taken to a "presurgical" area where I was given a gown and an IV was started. Each time they wheeled me into the room and was given a sedative, which in my case completely knocked me out (I may have been awake, but I was completely unaware and do not remember ANYTHING after they gave me that sedative). The next thing I remember each time is waking up in a recovery area. The first scope I was a little more out of it because I also had a colonoscopy done....I was pretty groggy for at least 30 minutes...my mom said I asked the nurse the same question 3 times. :lol: I don't even remember asking the question much less the answer. :lol: Anyway, I went home after each procedure and just rested the rest of the day, but really felt just fine, just way more tired than normal.

The only side affect I noticed was a VERY SLIGHT sore throat afterward. I mean it was very slight.

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