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How interesting, but I don't think it is that bad.... I have had ulcerative colitis/proctitis, so every colonoscopy has been rather uncomfortable, but it depends on the doc. One physician totally knocked me out (bless her soul). Another doc did not even use any meds at all because I was on the Big Island of HI and had to drive afterwards, so that colonoscopy took about 2 minutes and the tech said that I really lasted long (ha!). The doc justified it with "I have had many and all without meds" - Yeah, but he did not have the inflammation either. Another impromptu sigmoidoscopy was also done without meds, but that doc was so good, I wasn't that uncomfortable at all. In Germany, the doc actually gave me panties to wear with a hole at the rear, which I thought was pretty neat. So, I think it is a definite necessity and suggest everyone gets it; expect it to be uncomfortable, but I think the more anxiety/fear you have beforehand, the more uncomfortable you will be.

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Panties with a hole in them? LOL! I'm NOT going to have a colonoscopy w/o being out of it.

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MaritesaRN specializes in psychiatric, UR analyst, fraud, DME,MedB.

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Panties w/ a hole in them ? Wow , very creative......maybe we can market this in the colonoscopy clinics to add character to their butt procedure? How about a colon video tour to share w/ your friends next time they come over for dinner or visit?

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i woke up in the middle of my colonoscopy.

but i must've been very relaxed, because it didn't hurt, and i just stayed awake and watched the screen.

as for the prep, i vomited forcibly twice.

next time, i'll ask for another prep, that doesn't necessitate drinking 5 million gals of alka-seltzer.

leslie

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Code_VSA has 40 years experience and specializes in Emergency Room, Specialty Infusions.

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Hmmmm, I'm scheduled for my first scope in August. Scared to death.

 

Have had Versed before....Ativan too. Did absolutely nothing.

 

Propofol for me baby.....ALL the way!!

 

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Really ?? you have tolerance to the drugs? should they give more versed ? this other med ---would insurance pay for this ? I had two of these things and they went just fine.......I simply fell asleep. Maybe a stronger versed dosage and a demerol? ...just in case it does not put you to lala land , at least there will be no pain ?

It seems like if I am scared to death.....drugs don't have much effect. Just takes the "edge" off, but my blood pressure and heart rate are still up and I am in a panic and thinking about getting up and running out of the room. I think my fear is my own worse enemy. Health care is "free" in Canada. Just have to wait forever to get it. It took 5 months to get this appointment :yeah:

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resumecpr has 7 years experience and specializes in ED, ICU, Education.

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Your post was comical. Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope your next colonoscopy experience is more comfortable. TWILIGHTNURSE: I'm sorry your HO is so negative and that the only experience you are able to share is that of your patients.

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i woke up in the middle of my colonoscopy.

but i must've been very relaxed, because it didn't hurt, and i just stayed awake and watched the screen.

leslie

I woke up and noticed the screen, and asked the nurse if I could watch it. I don't know why I needed permission...maybe I thought I was supposed to be asleep and watching the screen was only for wide-awake people? Apparently I said some funny stuff that I don't remember, but I did that when I was sedated for a hand procedure as well. Good times!

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I woke up and noticed the screen, and asked the nurse if I could watch it. I don't know why I needed permission...maybe I thought I was supposed to be asleep and watching the screen was only for wide-awake people? Apparently I said some funny stuff that I don't remember, but I did that when I was sedated for a hand procedure as well. Good times!

i had this procedure, r/t ongoing abd pain.

when i had a ct scan, it said i had colitis (????)

so when i awoke and i saw my colon, i remember protesting, "I DON'T SEE ANY COLITIS!!":lol2:

the dr. agreed.

it was pretty fascinating, to tell you the truth.

leslie

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That gallon plus of stuff you drink is called Go-lytely; my co-workers and I always believed it should be renamed go-quickly!

Recently I found out it's called go-lytely b/c you drink it til your poop is "lytely" colored!

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Sue Damonas has 37 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Hospice,IV Therapy.

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The worst part of a colonoscopy is when you have to drink that horrible stuff that makes your butt feel like a pudding rocket. Your butt gets sooooo sore and your stomach feels like it's been turned inside out. You look forward to the colonoscopy just to get your misery over with!:grn:

Pudding rocket!!! That's hysterical!!!!:lol2::rotfl::hhmth:

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