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Going In For Endoscopy Tomorrow

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I found out I have celiacs two months ago and have been gluten free and enjoying not having stomach pain. My doctor wants to do an endoscopy to see if there is any damage or tumors. I've been eating gluten for two days to prepare and it hasn't been fun. I've been getting really bad cramps. So bad I've had to hang onto the kitchen counter until they pass. Can anyone tell me what it's like to have an endoscopy and how you feel afterwards.

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Beth

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Depends if they put you out, or do concious sedation. I was supposed to have the concious sedation, but the night before I had a last meal of pizza. Well, that didn't work so well, so I was up nearly the whole night. Slept through the whole procedure and woke up without a memory of what had happened. My sister just had her's, and she was put out. My husband had one a few years back, and he said that they put him out enough that he didn't really care what was going on with his throat, but he enjoyed watching the screen to see the results. So I wouldn't worry about the procedure itself. Sorry you've had to gluten yourself though, that's not fun, to say the least. Good luck!

-Daisy

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Hi beth

Mine was fine. I was sedated but conscious, and all I can remember was them starting to put the tube in my mouth, nothing after that. I came to a while after they were done, with a slightly sore throat. A family member took me home, I napped that afternoon and was a bit out of it for the rest of the day. Felt fine the next day - the anticipation was worse than the actual procedure for me.

Good luck!

Sophie

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I'm back from my endoscopy and it really wasn't that bad. I have a fuzzy memory of a black tube and some discomfort and someone holding my hand. When I woke up they said I wasn't under enough and had to give me some more drugs. Don't remember anything else though. I enjoyed not having any aches and pains there for awhile when I woke up because I have low back and sacro iliac joint pain but now the drugs are waring off and I'm feeling achy again. Probably achy from eating gluten for the last two days to prepare for the biopsy. There was no sign of cancer or ulcers but in the report I got it said something about the lining being flattened which confirms the ciliac diagnosis. Now I'm officially off gluten for the rest of my life. Since I had to eat it for the test I had a little fun. I had french bread, a doughnut, and cookies. It was fun for a little while until I had to hang onto the kitchen counter so I wouldn't collapse from the cramping that I knew was coming. I think I'll go make some gluten free bread in my new breadmaker with a gluten free setting. It comes out really good. Thank you all for the feedback about the procedure.

Beth

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I'm back from my endoscopy and it really wasn't that bad. I have a fuzzy memory of a black tube and some discomfort and someone holding my hand. When I woke up they said I wasn't under enough and had to give me some more drugs. Don't remember anything else though. I enjoyed not having any aches and pains there for awhile when I woke up because I have low back and sacro iliac joint pain but now the drugs are waring off and I'm feeling achy again. Probably achy from eating gluten for the last two days to prepare for the biopsy. There was no sign of cancer or ulcers but in the report I got it said something about the lining being flattened which confirms the ciliac diagnosis. Now I'm officially off gluten for the rest of my life. Since I had to eat it for the test I had a little fun. I had french bread, a doughnut, and cookies. It was fun for a little while until I had to hang onto the kitchen counter so I wouldn't collapse from the cramping that I knew was coming. I think I'll go make some gluten free bread in my new breadmaker with a gluten free setting. It comes out really good. Thank you all for the feedback about the procedure.

Beth

I am glad you got through it okay and are now able to go back to being gluten free and continue the healing.

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Mine was no problem at all....i am terrified of needles, so that was the worst part. I was semi awake and i remember him telling me to swallow the tube but that is it. The whole thing took like half an hour and then half hour recovery...good luck, it will be fine! No sore throat or anything after!!

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