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Old 12-24-2013, 11:01 AM   #61
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I've heard others mention that "best night's sleep ever," but that wasn't my experience. Had a very bad reaction (severe nausea) to the anesthetic drugs the first time, so I did my last colonoscopy without any sedation at all. I won't lie -- there was some discomfort, particularly when the doctor was getting around the sharper curves of the colon -- but I wouldn't do it any other way from now on.
Ouch...

If the anesthetic causing the problem wasn't Propofol, I think you should discuss using it with your doc. "Propo" is what they used on me and it was as like flipping a light switch - I was instantly off and then instantly on again. Absolutely no after effects, no nausea, no grogginess, nothing other than I was awake.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #62
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Ouch...

If the anesthetic causing the problem wasn't Propofol...
That's what I was given, in combination with Versed. Don't know which one caused my severe nausea, but in any case, I'm going sedation-free again in the future. No need for any recovery time. I can just get up after the procedure and walk out the door (with perhaps a little less grace than when I came in).
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That's what I was given, in combination with Versed. Don't know which one caused my severe nausea, but in any case, I'm going sedation-free again in the future. No need for any recovery time. I can just get up after the procedure and walk out the door (with perhaps a little less grace than when I came in).
Propofal has a low risk for nausea but it is a known side effect.
As far as less grace not sure, many folks talk, and say some weird stuff. DW was concerned about what she might have said. Her first question to the DR, 'did I say anything'. His response was a big smile and 'you didn't say anything I haven't heard before'.
I've had an upper where the sedation didn't work, they didn't use Mikey's Milk, next time I'll insist.
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I think I had Propofol for my 2nd colonoscopy, and an older drug for the 1st.

With the 1st, I lost memory of the first few minutes that I woke up. After the procedure, I found myself sitting in a chair, waiting for the doctor to come in to tell me the result. My wife told me I dressed myself, but I had no recollection of that.

With Propofol, they told me beforehand that I would retain memory from the wake-up moment, which I did very clearly.
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I don't know what they gave me but I woke up completely refreshed, looking straight at the monitor at the foot of the bed with the number 42 blinking at me. Within seconds the number had gone up to 47 and was steady. They had asked me about my low heart rate when they first hooked me up, and it was between 45 and 47 while I was waiting. Must be that the digits start blinking when the HR goes below 45.

The anesthetic was the very easy part of the whole procedure. DW had a pretty sore throat for about 3 days afterwards, so I assume they must do tracheal intubation as well.
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ISTM that the frequency of new threads about colonoscopy is about the same as about whether to pay off the mortgage, or what the safe SWR is. 😄
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Well, it is natural for people to talk about matters close to their bottom bosom.
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I remember floating nicely along when a single word entered my brain and jerked me out of anesthesia. The word was "lunch".
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ISTM that the frequency of new threads about colonoscopy is about the same as about whether to pay off the mortgage, or what the safe SWR is. 😄
Both subjects can be a PITA
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