Endoscopy

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ive just had my third endoscopy and like the first 2 opted for sedation. The first 2 I felt a wave of relaxation come over me when the sedation was given and barely felt or remember anything. This time I felt the sedation didn't work. I tried to tell him it wasn't working and was told to just close my eyes and relax. I thought no way am I closing my eyes and letting them think I am sedated. He gave me a little more but still nothing, I felt and heard absolutely everything even baulking. When I was taken to recovery I felt a little sleepy but certainly not sedated. 3.5 mexpam is not enough. Why so tight on the sedation?

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    Hi babs49935

    I had my third colonoscopy beginning of march. I had sedation and pain relief. Also entinox. All I remember about the whole thing was the pain. They removed three small polyps but left a 40mm sessile polyp in my ascending colon. They took biopsies of this one. Hope I don't need another colonoscopy. Dreading it.

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    Are you sure they got it in the vein properly. My last one had a brilliant guy doing the sedation but that has not been my experience all the time although I have ever been in pain during the procedure. One I can remember every minute from beginning to end even now.
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    I am schedule to have a colonoscopy April 7 it is my first one.
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      Hi joe95619.

      My first two were fine. Didn't have sedation for my first one. But my third one was different because I have other health problems. Don't be put off. Afterwards I always wonder why I get so stressed about it. Good luck

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    Hi. I'll add my bit, but it's nothing really. I've had only one colonoscopy and was mildly sedated. But like Etheremail (great name) I remember it all. Once with a bit of minor pain, the rest fine. I was very chatty and perky throughout. They were probably more relieved than I was when it was over! 
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    For anyone reading this about to have their first, I opted for no sedation and to have entinox available if I felt any discomfort. I had absolutely no pain, just a weird feeling as the camera went round the corners. I really wanted to see inside just for curiosity, and the doctor was very helpfull in giving a running comentary. 2 polyps removed. Nurses and other staff were brilliant in making it an easy experience. The worst for me was the laxative you had to drink tasted vile!
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