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Colonoscopy

Hi everyone....  I'm scheduled to have my first colonsocopy next week, & I have to admit, I am terrified. I'm horribly sqeamish, and on top of that, I have heard horror stories of patients being 'aware' during the procudure, when they were supposed to be knocked out.  I'm hoping someone can put me at ease here...  I'm losing a lot of sleep!   Thanks!
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  I would not recommend researching "what can go wrong in a colonoscopy."  Yes, things do go wrong, but in over 99% of the cases, everything is fine.  I (and most other people) will tell you that the worse part of a colonoscopy is the prep because it tastes bad and because you have to spend all day having diarrhea.  I had a colonoscopy at 16 and I was totally fine.  Do you know what type of sedation you are going to get?  Are you most afraid of waking up in the middle of the procedure?
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I agree with patient 915 I have had a colonoscopy and the worst part WAS the prep but as far as the procedure went I remember NOTHING it was absolute bliss the best sleep I have had in years.

I would also suggest not doing anymore research in what can go wrong but voice any concerns that you may have with your doctor I am sure that they will be more than happy to help put you at ease

Remember there is nothing to worry about you are going to be fine  
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Thanks for the feedback!  Yes, I'm terrified at th ethought of being aware of what's going on during the procedure.  I was told Verced does the trick.  May I ask what you all used?  
thanks again!
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I've had versed before and I didn't remember anything during the procedure.  When I woke up from the procedure in the recovery room I was hallucinating a little bit (nothing scary just people talking) and my teeth were chattering.  I was really out of it for about 10 minutes and then I was just fine.
I've also had other types of sedation and I can tell you about those if you like.
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