Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Have any of you ever been scoped down the throat, an endoscopy I think? Do they put you in the twilight zone for that too?
I had everything done at the same time
. The upper endoscopy will make his throat a bit sore afterwards, but nothing too major. I had a Bravo PH monitor attached to my esophagus right after the scop was preformed...that bothered me the most
, I could feel it everytime i swallowed or ate anything...It falls off after a week (you wear a tiny monitor on the side of your pants like a beeper and it records the PH levels in your esophogus...mine were off the charts
)They will knock him out cold for an upper endoscopy- if he has to have both a colonoscopy & upper scope- please,please, please for his own sanity (and the amount of starvation time
) Make him have them done at the same time and just get it over with. It's much easier that way
After both procedures- he can eat as normal. Like i said in a previous post though- he will need someone to drive him home afterwards- he will be too dopped up to drive. Also- make sure he insists on them giving him the pill laxatives instead of the liquids- they are a lot less trouble and work just as well. The only thing that will bother him is the prep- he should be just fine after the procedures are preformed. I promise....i'm only 21 & have had all of those tests- if i can do it, so can you hubby
. Also, they will give him the option of being awake during the procedure- i don't recommend it, if i were him, i'd ask to be completely sedated.