Re: Any emetophobics had an endoscopy done?
I don't have a fear of vomiting, but my gag reflex is in overdrive. It doesn't take much to set me off. I've had at least 5 endoscopies, and one endoscopic ultrasound and I can honestly say it wasn't a problem. Are you going to have twilight medication? They inserted the IV, and once I got into the procedure room they started the medication. That was it...the next thing I knew I was in recovery and ready to go home. I don't even remember opening my mouth, much less having the scope inserted. I hope yours goes as well. Be sure to let your doctor know how fearful you are. It helps them to have a compliant patient, not one in a panic. Sending you well wishes for your procedure!