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Old 10-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Endoscopy Questions - Nervous!

Hi guys,

I'm having an endoscopy on Friday morning. I've read about how safe it is . . .but now that it's getting closer, I'm getting more nervous. Is an endoscopy test really surgery?

I am allergic to codeine and the surgeon said he was going to give me a mild narcotic with the sedative. The procedure doesn't scare me half as bad as the medicine. Should I be worried? My biggest fear is I will have a reaction to the stuff.

Any advice, experiences or words of encouragement are greatly appreciated, guys. Thanks for your help and God bless you all!

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Old 10-30-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Endoscopy Questions - Nervous!

No, it is not surgery. And if you've told them you are allergic to something, they'll be sure not to give it to you....or you can remind them then if you still have concerns.

Old 10-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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I just had my endoscopy last Weds. I am the biggest scaredy cat in the world and I made it! I was terrified when I was wheeled into the exam room. You wont feel a thing after, just a little groggy. As for the medicine, I dont think it should be a problem. Im pretty sure your doc and the nurses will watch you carefully.

The endoscopy is not a surgery, but a procedure. Let us know what happens!
Hang in there!

Old 10-30-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thanks you two. Your encouraging words really eased my mind. Thank you again guys! I truly appreciate it. =) God bless you guys!

Old 11-01-2007, 09:23 AM   #5
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Guys, did you feel anything during the test? Was there any pain or can you fell the tube going down? I was also wondering when the medicine will wear off. I have three little ones that need Mommy wide awake. =)

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