I know some of you are probably sick of seeing me post, but I do not get many answers. Perhaps my questions are not easy to answer or they don''t interest everyone.
Anyway, I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy on Thursday and one of the nurses at the hospital called me to ask me some questions today. I was informed that I will be given IV VERSED. I do not want Versed at all. Alot of people think it's no big deal to have Versed but after a lot of what I have heard about the drug the more I do not want it. If you are not familiar with the drug look it up.
I know I need a colonoscopy because of my family history and I WANT it. I do NOT want to die the way my mother did, all because she would not have a colonoscopy. It is a horrible and painful way to die. I just don't want any form of Versed. I know there are other drugs out there that can be given to relax you enough to cooperate.
Also, if it helps you to answer, I do not have med. insurance at the moment. I am applying for one that will go retroactive though. I know I'll get approved for it because it's insurance I had before (long story)
I was wondering if anyone has had a colonoscopy and endoscopy without any form of Versed? And if so what was given and what was your personal experience with it?
I know that everyone is different. I just want to keep my options open and know what I am talking about when I talk with my dr either later today or tomorrow about it all. I'm terrified to have Versed. I know theres more options out there. Can someone please answer....