Re: Acid Reflux and extremely scared of upper endoscopy
Yeah, they use drugs for it. I had to get that done in both ends, which im glad i wasnt awake for. without it, your gag reflex would kick in. A gag reflex being the opposite of useful in that situation.
The worst part was the disturbing realization that I had een talking to people for 20 minutes prior to any memories being able to form...oh, also, they'll make you come with someone to drive you home, for reasons as i detaield above.
All in all, perfectly natural to be nervous. but if youve never been anesthetized, its pretty interesting. As in, youre there, doing stuff, and waiting, and then youre halfway home. Thats how it was from my point of view at least!
Just like with stitches and breaks and all that, its scary but you're in the nads of people who have decided to spend their lives looking at peoples stomachs. This sort of doctor is dedicated beyond the ability for laymen to interpret, considering what they do for a living.
So, remember the first rule: Dont Panic! Itll only make things worse!