They attempted to perform one on me yesterday, very unsuccessfully. The valium seemed to escape me and I was not able to go through it as soon as the air was pushed in. Has anyone else ever had a bad experience with a colonoscopy? I am feeling so bad about my failure because they were trying to find out if I had colitis or IBS. He said from what he saw, which was about 2 minutes worth of work, that it wasn't colitis so he figured it was IBS. I really wanted to find out for sure what was wrong. Also, he gave me a two month supply of modulon - anyone know of it and what the purpose, side effects, etc, are? Thanks.
I had my first colonoscopy when I was 12 and I had no sedation at all. I am pretty sure that counts as some kind of cruel and unusual punishment!! The gas building up hurt soo much!
I had to have another one done last year and my new doctor told me he would never do one without complete sedation. It was soooo much better that way. They give you a medicine that puts you in twilight (almost asleep) and it has an amnesia component so you don't remember.
I suggest you find a better doctor. I went through 4 before finding a good one.
Hi...I had a colonostopy, (spelling)???, it was so painful!!! They gave me demoral (again, spelling???) It was is IV form, and at first it felt great, until they began with the insertion of air. My husband was there with me holding my hand I was in so much pain. The nurse was lying on my belly pushing out the gas that was forming, instructing me to look at the monitor to see what a "fart" looked like. They completed the test that seem to take forever, only to say they were convinced it was IBS. I've had other tests by other doctors, Barium Enema...TERRIBLE!!! Xrays, and so on. My IBS all came about after a complete hysterectomy. Only a few months after. I get so bad I have to rock on the toilet to relieve the gas and pain. sometimes "C" & sometimes "D" I was told by one doc to use Citracell, which I did with plenty of intake of water...I love water, but my "C" got worse only to find out I was impacted. The doctor who found me being Impacted told me not to use Citracell or any of those types of fibers as they tend to "cement" up inside causing more problems. Well, I stopped and that helped with less constipation. I've tried pain pills of all types, some work a little bit, but not much. Spasmatic stoppers, "pills" didn't work at all. I just live with it!!! Sometimes it is so depressing. Days that it doesn't bother me I feel like a million dollars. Just like someone else said, sometime certain foods trigger is and sometimes it doesn't. I find when I walk, (my outside daily walk or even through a grocery/dept. store) being on my feet for a long period of time, my attacks happen. Does anyone else experience that??? I have to bend down to the floor in fetal postion, (on my feet of course) and rock. OR find a place to sit fast. It's very embarrassing. Thank Goodness for my very understanding husband. And thanks all who may read this. I just found this site and am so thrilled to know that I am not alone, but in the same breath, sorry to know that others do suffer with this pain. I certainly would like to know if anyone else experiences the same kind of pain I do...increased more with lifting, walking and standing...Thank you