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Suffering now with gastrointestinal problems

PostPosted: April 12th, 2003, 9:16 am
by Nole
Hello all my fellow twitchers,

Thought I would say hello and see if there is anyone else out there that suffers with Gerd/hiatal hernia symptoms. My twitches are under control but I have alot of pain from my gastro symp.s now. Cant eat much, lost weight, emotionally I am trying to stay strong but getting harder every day. I have an endoscopy scheduled for next Fri. nervous about it but I know i need it done. I f any one else has had this lets chat!!!
Thanks.

PostPosted: April 13th, 2003, 10:24 pm
by reneeintx
Sorry I can't help you... but I just wanted to say that I've talked to people that have had your problems and had the endoscopy. They said the procedure was a breeze. They give you some kind of pill that makes you feel like you have no cares in the world. At least that's what these two girls said. I think one of them has to take a prescription Gerd med now and wished she could get scripts for the "little pill" :lol:

Good luck,
Renee

PostPosted: April 14th, 2003, 12:02 am
by tlotoxl
just make sure they give you enough anaesthetic/sedative. when i had a gastroscopy last year they gave me an injection of something that was supposed to be put me out, but they didn't give me enough and i was fully conscious and lucid throughout the whole thing. afterwards they told me to sleep on a bed in the hospital for half an hour, but i was totally awake and just walked off to university. anyway, despite there not being enough anaesthetic/sedative, the procedure was just uncomfortable -- certainly nothing serious. i guess endoscopy is a bit different, but i can't see it being too much worse and at least it doesn't (presumably?) stimulate a gag reflex. hope things go well for you.

PostPosted: April 15th, 2003, 1:36 pm
by Craig
I had an upper endoscopy in January, and to be completely honest, it wasn't bad at all. The way it was explained to me was that I would be given a minor anesthesia that would keep me conscious during the procedure and afterwards I wouldn't remember a thing. Worked like a charm for me and I don't remember one bit of it. The worst part for me was the mental image of them taking a biopsy of my small intestine (testing for Celiac). You'll be fine - it really isn't bad.

I'm sorry to hear about your GERD symptoms. Is it something that can be treated? Hang in there and good luck with your endoscopy.

PostPosted: April 15th, 2003, 6:30 pm
by Nole
Thanks for your support. I have been feeling better with the life stayle changes I have made but I know I need this done to really see what is going on in there. I am having what yousaid Craig, I shouldnt remember a thing. Many people told me there is no pain, and its a simple procedure, I will feel nothing. This eases my mind knowing others have gone through this and turned out fine. Thanks again, i'll keep you posted!

PostPosted: April 27th, 2003, 7:02 pm
by Nole
It was an easy procedure and I feel better now knowing what is wrong. I have a hiatal hernia and Gerd (chronic reflux). Have to stay on meds and lifestyle change, thanks for oyur support!!

PostPosted: April 27th, 2003, 11:38 pm
by Brian_B
did they put you asleep to do it?