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I had one with no sedation and felt nothing, just a bit of bloating when they inject air up your arse. Uncomfortable (like having wind) but no more. But I am sure everyone is different. Seeing your bowel on TV is wicked!
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Midazolam and a tiny dose of propofol can make the experience as never happened. Don't worry! Talk with your doctor and discuss all your fears. Good luck with it and I hope everything turns up well!
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What did you do in the end? I had both combined, gastroscopy and colonoscopy earlier this month. Already being underweight, I managed to lose half a stone from the fasting and klean-prep (there is NOTHING worse than klean prep). You're supposed to have 3 litres at least, I managed less than 2. My gastroscopy (stomach one) was fine, they took biopsies though...colonoscopy, large bowel fine small bowel possibility of being inflamed, probably going to have a small-bowel follow-through when the biopsies come back. I was extremely weak and babbled at them that I wanted to be knocked out completely before I went in. When they started I was still alert and awake...I remember vicious pain and then..nothing. Would not go through something like that conscious, personally. Found the prep and weakness from the day before much worse than the actual experience the day of though. Am on Colofac now, Motillium occassionally to stop me feeling so full so fast. Came off Colpermin, didn't think it was strong enough. Buscopan worked and then stopped working..Spasmonal never worked. Nothing's really helping with the awful bloating and discomfort though..have ruled out pasta..other gluten based stuff seems to be okay. Also spicy food and REALLY fatty food is out the window. Almost everything has some effect though. Can't go on those awful restrictive diets because I'll lose loads of weight on them. Blerugh.
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It wasn't pleasent, i wish I hadn't gone for the "sedation" as it did the opposite. I just remember the whole time being in agony and wanting to get away, i only remember little snippets but aren't pleasent, the nurse didn't think I'd had any at first as I was apparently really active- so yes, note for the future; I don't agree with midazolam! I reckon if I hadn't had the sedation the pain would have been manageable and i'd have been in control and able to relax, but the drug made me really confused I did the opposite. However results were good, they took biopsies, but said it did look like IBS- so i'm seeing my consultant soon to discuss symptom management and apparently there is an IBS nurse specialist at my GP sugery who I can go and see now and again. I got to see my photos of rectum and colon..shame you can't FB them :tongue:
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That is good news then! Good luck!
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crazyunicorn133
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Sedation is needed. I had a sigmoidoscopy (sp) and a colonoscopy one after the other without sedation... wow that was painful. And the prep was awful too.
To be honest, the one down the throat was much worse then the one up the botty... purely coz you can help retching so much it hurts and i was sick everywhere. At least with sedation you're much more relaxed.

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my bad, the question's already been answered :p:
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