It has now been 30 hours since my procedure and I still have pain in my neck / throat.
This was the first endoscopy that I've ever had. I was told that this is a minor and routing procedure that I would not feel or have lasting effects from. I have found this NOT to be the case.
I don't know how the endoscope works, but I am assuming since I was moving on the table (trying to tell the doctor that I was choking on my vomit) that I may have damage inside my esophagus or stomach from the tube moving or scraping.
I have a follow up appointment with a general doctor tomorrow p.m. I would like to know whether or not these are concerns before arriving there so I can discuss them accordingly.
My GI doc has been USELESS since the procedure.
The symptoms that I am experiencing are:
1. Scratchy throat - this was expected.
2. Pain / loose feeling on left side of throat when coughing / burping. This is below the adam's apple / above the collarbone.
2. Discomfort just below my sternum when laying on my left side.
i had an egd done at 9am this morn (3 hours ago). arrived home and ate lunch. after lunch my stomach hurt total belly ache. so i figured i ate to much and chilled out on the couch for a bit and then decided to take a nap... ache continued to come and go. stopped for a while then started up again before and after i ate supper. im wondering if i just over did it and its normal for these symptoms or if its something serious. i read in the discharge papers that if any stomach pain to seek medical attention.... i have no fever or any of the other symptoms but i worry. i hate to sit in er but will if need be ya know...... just hate to go there and they look at u and tell ya ur nuts....
I know the feeling. I had an EGD done this morning around 10:00. It's now 8:05 PM and I feel like I have a cold. I hated that feeling and I could not relax while the tube was in my throat. I also fought it. Had terrible gag reflecting and think that's why my throat is soo sore. I will admit (to me) it was not painless, and the twilight sleep did nothing for my comfort. I was told I'd wake up and it'd be over. Not true. I felt and saw the whole thing..
I had an emergent egd yesterday morning (was vomiting blood at 10:30 pm Saturday for a couple of hours, went to ER and was put inpatient and put on a protonix drip.) I was told I would be "scoped" on Monday, then the hospitalist decided 8 a.m. Sunday morning that they couldn't wait until Monday, so they would be doing it in 2 hours. I expressed to them in advance that I was anxious about it because when I was 14 yrs old I had one and had a rough time with the sedation. I was assured that they would make me VERY comfortable. I didn't necessarily believe him as I am a chronic pain patient on multiple opioids, so I feared that anything they used wouldn't be strong enough. However, they used Versed (sedation) and Fentanyl (sedation & pain control. I must admit that that cocktail worked like a charm, I slept through the entire procedure...twice (they didn't find what they were looking for, so just to be certain, they put the scope on and did it again.) I slept like a baby through the whole thing and for two hours after. But when I woke up it felt like they had dome throat surgery and poured a little sulfuric acid in just for fun...lol It hurt for HOURS!!! Now fast forward 24 hrs, and I am in a new kind of agony. All I can think about is the gas pain that is in my chest and under my clavical/shoulder, and leaving me so bloated that I look and feel pregnant. And to male matters worse I have a headache that rivals a hangover+migraine that even my morphone, oxycodone and fioricet doesn't touch. I hope that you were able to figure out what was wrong. And for any readers out there I hope this was helpful to you. The pharmacist at my clinic today said that both the headavje and gas pains even to the extreme my head was hurting, were completely normal if not expected!!
Good luck to all.
May you be happy healthy and wishing you a speedy and pain-free procedure and recovery.
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