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Hi i've got to have a camera down my throats and up my bum! I'm terrified they have said I can have gas & air and a sedative, not to knock me out but to make me feel sleepy/ out of it. I really don't want to feel out of it - I don't drink because I hate to feel out of control.... But can I be brave enough to do it without? Has anyone got any advice?
Thank u, I didn't even know about the laxatives you had to take - they came in the post this morning. My dh doesn't think I should do it as I'm bf and it can't be healthy for my milk to starve for 24 hrs and drink 8 pints of laxatives
Hi. I have got to have this done too. I'm not looking forward to it but if I don't do it then I wont know what is causing my symptoms and wont get the right treatment. Why was it offered to you to have it done. What are your symptoms?
stomach cramps, constipation/loose bowels, bleeding (although its a frishia as i've had it b4) feeling sick,burning sensation in my tummy. The dr thinks its indegestion/stomach acid and ibs. I'm on tablets for both - not really doing alot
it may be a hiatus hernia. The symptoms sound something like that. Possibly an ulcer too. None of those would show on blood tests.
You should rearrange the appointment. I know its all a bit daunting, honestly I was petrified of having mine. When I went in the surgeon had to talk to me for about 30 minutes before he did it to calm me down because my heart was racing too fast and he wanted it to drop.
Now I have had it done I can promise you it is a lot easier than it sounds and with sedation you wont even remember it.
Why did you cancel it in the end? Was it because you are worried about the procedure? Or because you were worried about taking the drugs while BFing? Or did you actually contact the hospital about the BFing and they advised you to cancel?
You really need to get proper medical advice - and get checked out as soon as is possible. How old is your baby? I'm sure that there are options for freezing breastmilk or similar which people here can help you with.
I know it's all daunting - but you will feel so much better once you know for sure what is happening in your body.
Hi. Exactly the same symptoms as I have then. I'm also on meds for indigestion and IBS and it doesn't seem to improve. I had a colonoscopy about 10 years ago and it was fine and I was fine to carry on with my day after the procedure. Never had the endoscopy but as far as I know they offer you a general anaestethic so you are asleep. I have had a general before for something else and it was fine. Just very tired the day after. I really think you should re schedule. I have been reassured by several Dr's that if it was something nasty it would show on bloodtests but I've also heard from people on here that that isn't always the case. What does your GP think?
They offered me a throat spray, because I chose not to have the sedative as was going home to my dc's. Opt for the sedative.....really wish I had,the nursing staff are very supportive and do tell you it's not pleasant, it's not ! You will be just fine under sedation though. X