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Had an endoscopy on 21 Jan. Id had one 20 years ago and it was horrible so this time I insisted on sedation. I told the nurse that I had quite a high tolerance to this sort of medication but she assured me that theyd give me the lowest dosage first and would top it up if I needed it. Well within 30 seconds of being given the sedation through an IV in the back of my hand - and not feeling any different - they put the plastic mouth shield in and put the tube down. I couldnt talk to tell them how uncomfortable it was so the whole procedure was once again horrific. I could feel the tube going down and feel it whilst it was down there!
I didnt have a choice of the throat spray because it was either the sedation or the spray, I couldnt have both!
The nurses were great and very reassuring before, during and after but it didnt help me with the discomfort. Why cant they give you enough sedation to really relax you - if thats what you want?
They took a biopsy of a small polyp they found in my stomach and discovered I have gastritis. Ever since I got home Ive had a nasty sore throat and quite severe pain in my stomach and chest area.
I know a lot of people have a good experience but both mine have been dreadful and I will NEVER have one again!!
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