Gastroscopy advice please

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I have got a gastroscopy scheduled for a couple of weeks time. I am told I can have sedation or just a throat spray. I don't know what to expect, or which is best. Can anyone advise me on this please?

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    I have to go in a month also I heard it doesnt hurt and that you will be sedated im nervous and honestly never had to go through this before. Lets just prsy for one another we should be fine.
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      Hi Janice 

      I have had 5 endoscopes with the spray if you just relax and listen to your breathing  and it only takes approx  2 mins and before you know it it’s finished 

      Then you get a tea coffee snack and hope you get your results there and then 

      I’m sure it will all go well 

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    Hi Alexandra

    I had one last Tuesday,

    Get the sedation for sure you wont feel a thing a have a little nap ,

    And you will wake up in recovery room just a little groggy .

    I had it done In Galway Ireland .

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    I had an endoscopy yesterday (UK) and one in 2016. 

    Ask for a lot of throat spray and sedation. I felt it on 2mg, it was uncomfortable, a bit painful but actually not intolerable whatsoever, I could do 2mg just fine again and feel that discomfort just fine, it is a short period of time. 

    Some people however find that 2mg sedation works for them. 

    I had 4mg in 2016 and had no recollection of the procedure. I didn't feel sore either, so I'm assuming it went really well tbh. 

    I posted more about it on my other posts. 


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