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    Well, for everyone who may not know, i have been ill lately with stomach reflux apparently. Even though they are not sure, they reckon it is. But i have jsut come back from the hospital today, and they are referring me to alder hey childrens hospital in liverpool to have an endoscopy. I am going to be sedated for it, but i am rather worried that when they try and put the camera down my throat, i will be sick. :eek: Also, im curious to know whether i will probably need to stay overnight or whether it is jsut a day thing.
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    no you wont feel sick that’s what they sedate you for, you probably wont even notice it, and the advantage of an endoscopies is they don’t have to cut you up so you should be fine to go home when the sedation wears off, unless they want to do tests.
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    I'm pretty sure that when my Grandma went for an endoscopy she couldn't have anything to eat before she went, something like 12 hours before as she had a morning appointment. So that way you won't have anything in your stomach to sick up.

    I hope this helps you, as I know you've suffered with your health for a while now LPK. Big hugs :hugs: to make you feel an ickle bit better.
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    oh geez,i didn't know it was that bad!!best of luck LPK!:love: :hugs:

    when you come back you must PM me all the details!did they feed you terrible food?were you hitting on the hot nurse?:mad:
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    (Original post by Steeeeevo)
    no you wont feel sick that’s what they sedate you for, you probably wont even notice it, and the advantage of an endoscopies is they don’t have to cut you up so you should be fine to go home when the sedation wears off, unless they want to do tests.
    What actually happens when you are sedated? :s:
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    They just give you in injection, and you start to feel sleepy... my advice to you is, if you don't feel THAT sleepy, TELL THEM! I just had one... And they say don't eat for four hours beforehand... But the Dr will come round beforehand and just chat to them about your concerns etc and they'll help you out
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    (Original post by LPK)
    What actually happens when you are sedated? :s:
    you get incredibly, well high is the best way to describe it and you just feel numb, you then either go to sleep to just find the whole thing incredibly relaxing, despite the tube down your throat.
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    I had one done a couple of years ago for a similar reflux problem and had a general (put to sleep with gas so no needles whilst awake ). Had a sore throat for a few days afterwards and kept having a strange taste of brie :confused: but apart from that was fine. I was offered the option to stay overnight but wanted to go home, so they let me go once id been to the toilet and eaten etc.
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    Usually they give you a spray in the throat that will make the back of your throat a little numb, so that you don't retch. The sedation is usually Midazolam a medicine that does not let you go to sleep properly (so you do everything they say) but makes you forget everything between having the (intravenous) injection and what happens in the next hour after it.
    Endoskopy is not bad.
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    I had one (but just to see down my throat because it felt like it was torn). Dont worry about it! You dont feel a thing once they sedate you. You'll fall asleep with something in your mouth (to make sure you dont close it and bite the camera off). When you wake up, you'll probably be out of the surgery room and just lying in the bed. You'll feel a bit drowsy for a few hours, but thats it.
    Hope its nothing serious!
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    Hey,
    Thanx for the info everyone.
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    LPK roolz :cool:
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    (Original post by LPK)
    Well, for everyone who may not know, i have been ill lately with stomach reflux apparently. Even though they are not sure, they reckon it is. But i have jsut come back from the hospital today, and they are referring me to alder hey childrens hospital in liverpool to have an endoscopy. I am going to be sedated for it, but i am rather worried that when they try and put the camera down my throat, i will be sick. :eek: Also, im curious to know whether i will probably need to stay overnight or whether it is jsut a day thing.
    Well for me it was an overnight thing, because what they do first is feed you a sh*t loads of laxatives until your stomach is absolutely empty, I also had to call a nurse whenever I went to the toilet :p:

    When you wake up it's like nothing has been done to you, accept that your throat hurts because of the friction with the tube, whilst your ( )|( ) feels untouched, just drink loads of hot tea and you'll be fine really quick

    :rolleyes:

    Feynman.
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    (Original post by Feynman)
    Well for me it was an overnight thing, because what they do first is feed you a sh*t loads of laxatives until your stomach is absolutely empty, I also had to call a nurse whenever I went to the toilet :p:

    When you wake up it's like nothing has been done to you, accept that your throat hurts because of the friction with the tube, whilst your ( )|( ) feels untouched, just drink loads of hot tea and you'll be fine really quick

    :rolleyes:

    Feynman.
    Hmm, why would they give you laxatives if the camera is going down your throat and into your stomach? :confused:
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    (Original post by LPK)
    Hmm, why would they give you laxatives if the camera is going down your throat and into your stomach? :confused:
    It needs to be clear in order to get a good view of any potential irritations and so on

    Feynman.
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    (Original post by Feynman)
    It needs to be clear in order to get a good view of any potential irritations and so on

    Feynman.
    Oh, that suckz. :mad:
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    WEll I don't know what they do in the UK but in Germany you just don't eat after your evening meal and it get's done in the morning between 8 and 11am. Normally your stomach is more or less empty after 4 h latest. You'd only need something to speed that up if they thought your stomach was not working properly (not digesting fast enough)
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    hun dont worry ive had a few done too.
    sedation isint a big deal....the chances are once ur medicated u wont feel a thing (let alone rmbr it) it doesnt hurt at all.but dont think abt it or get tense cuz that make it more difficult for them...(tht shuldnt happen tho cuz ur sedated) just follow all their instructions bfore and after it (as Feynman said ur digestive system needs to be clear/empty) generally its done as an out-patient thing so u may only be required to stay in the hospital for an hr or 2 (basically till ur sedation wears off)
    All the best *huggles*
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    [QUOTE=LPK]Well, for everyone who may not know, i have been ill lately with stomach reflux apparently. Even though they are not sure, they reckon it is. But i have jsut come back from the hospital today, and they are referring me to alder hey childrens hospital in liverpool to have an endoscopy. I am going to be sedated for it, but i am rather worried that when they try and put the camera down my throat, i will be sick. :eek: Also, im curious to know whether i will probably need to stay overnight or whether it is jsut a day thing.[/QUOTE

    good luck and get well soon mate....with what other people have been saying in this thread im sure youll be fine!
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    **big :hugs:** sweetie and good luck :hugs: you'll be just fine ^_^ xoxo
 
 
 
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