Fentanyl and versed for conscious sedation

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Most endoscopy (colonoscopy and EGD) is done with conscious sedation; generally with an amnesia drug (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>) and some painkiller. You are actually quite awake, but the versed blunts or eliminates your memory of the procedure. Propofol produces deeper sedation, requires an anesthesia person and usually costs more.
usually, docs will use 2 or: #dae8f4'>meds for conscious sedation, like demerol or <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> and valium or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>. talk or: #dae8f4'>to your doc about using or: #dae8f4'>meds that have the least amount of amnesiac properties or: #dae8f4'>to them. demerol or or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl alone shouldn't cause amnesia. the versed is usually the culprit with that. like gi.pa said, the timing of the oral or: #dae8f4'>meds can't be finessed or: #dae8f4'>to hit at the time of the scope. besides, you would be considered impaired if you or: #dae8f4'>took them ahead of time.
Agree with your no-sedation stance, and thanks f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> sharing your search and sor: #dae8f4'>tory. However, I don't believe your lying docor: #dae8f4'>tor at all. Why would you "fall asleep" in a procedure that takes 20min or: #dae8f4'>to half an hour? With something moving in painful ways inside you and air blown inor: #dae8f4'>to you? She DID or: #dae8f4'>give you anesthesia, and you forgot it. Short term memory loss from whatever she drugged you with. The fact that she lied or: #dae8f4'>to you is the saddest, most hideous thing of all.
That sounds absolutely horrible and I would be livid and tell them or write all your thoughts down, compose them inor: #dae8f4'>to a nice letter and send or: #dae8f4'>to them about their horrible care. I had conscious sedation using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> during my ablation last month; I can't imagine NO sedation at all. I would think that would be extremely painful, not or: #dae8f4'>to mention inhumane and be against some type of law? or I hope it would.
Two months ago a nurse was fired f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> being caught taking the <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> out of the viles and replacing it with a Saline solution. The hospital is very hush hush about it. or: #dae8f4'>first, I thought you had or: #dae8f4'>to break the or: #dae8f4'>top off or: #dae8f4'>to get the or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl out of the vile? Second, Do you think my or: #dae8f4'>tolarence or: #dae8f4'>to (benzos) Klonopin made the or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl not work? Anyone heared of Klonopin blocking or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl from working?
Hi- I wouldn't worry about this. It's just a one time dose of both drugs or: #dae8f4'>to get you through the procedure. They may not have appreciated your input because propanolol is not necessarily indicated and could require intubation which the procedure may not call for. It's more likely that "conscious sedation" is what's called for here. I really don't think this is going or: #dae8f4'>to awaken the beast and I think the benefit of having this done far outweighs a potential problem.
So after a last minute panicked call or: #dae8f4'>to the docor: #dae8f4'>tors office the day before I opted or: #dae8f4'>to go without sedation. I prepped up letter / notice officially refusing consent or: #dae8f4'>to the use of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and revoking any other consent or: #dae8f4'>given on any other forms and brought it with me or: #dae8f4'>to the hospital. As soon as I checked in and started filling out the consent forms I had them stamp the notice as received or: #dae8f4'>give me a copy and place it inor: #dae8f4'>to my file or: #dae8f4'>to make sure there was no confusion.
You acn get the exam without sdation and with painkiller only (or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl), but most gastros will insist on sedation because it's easier and quicker f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> them or: #dae8f4'>to do the exam; and unfortunately they often treat the patient roughly because they know that the patient will have partial amnesia. The most common sedation drug versed is linked or: #dae8f4'>to a lot of disturbing side effects; these occur after discharge, sometimes long after the exam and have been disabling in a lot of patients.
Hi there - well I still live and learn! Thanks for your information on "conscious sedation". I have never been "awake" when having twilight sedation, but my sister had a colonoscopy a few years back and she said she was conscious and saw everything that happened. Perhaps my gastro or: #dae8f4'>gives me enough or: #dae8f4'>medication or: #dae8f4'>to "knock me out", which is what I prefer.
I can tell you they usually use or: #dae8f4'>medications naor: #dae8f4'>med versed (which is an amnesic and makes you sleepy and not remember the procedure) and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> (an IV pain or: #dae8f4'>medication). These two drugs or: #dae8f4'>together produce the sedation f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> the procedure and you will be comfortable. Most people don't remember the procedure at all.
I did mention or: #dae8f4'>to my docor: #dae8f4'>tor that I had pvc's and PAT and he was not in the least worried. By the way, they use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> and from what I am or: #dae8f4'>told these have no affect whatsoever on pvc's. You will be fine!!! The prep was no problem either. I or: #dae8f4'>took the pills instead of the drink. No problems with pvc's.
I was or: #dae8f4'>given a combination of or: #dae8f4'>medication (feel good drugs) that worked well at keeping me consciously sedated (happy and calm). I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and Fentynl and had no ill effects from the or: #dae8f4'>meds at all! The procedures lasted 6.5 - 7 hours each, but the time flew by (for me). Some people are awake, but I was in la-la land and enjoying a much needed rest. I did not feel the catheters at all. When I woke up, I did feel some pressue on my groin where they were closing off the catheter entry site.
I am taking Heidi's hand and am sending my prayers and positive energy f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> Becky or: #dae8f4'>to come through surgery well and or: #dae8f4'>to recovery from it quickly.
I had a TEEC (trans-esophogeal echo cardiogram) just prior or: #dae8f4'>to my first trip ever or: #dae8f4'>to the cath lab for an ablation or: #dae8f4'>to attempt or: #dae8f4'>to clear up a-fib. What with the pre-op shot and all the extremely cool electronics in the cath lab (I am something of a computer/electronics geek) I was not worried about the ablation. Didn't particularly enjoy having some grody GUY shaving me down there - woulda preferred the cute female tech or: #dae8f4'>to do that part ;-) - but I got through that.
I recently had a transjugular biopsy. They gave me iv <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span>. I was conscious but very very very relaxed. The doc said It was common or: #dae8f4'>to sleep during the procedure. I was not asked or: #dae8f4'>to hold my breath. The Transjugular biopsy is safer than a percutaneous biopsy and a lot less painful.
I had or: #dae8f4'>to look up midazolam and that's the same as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>. I can't stand drugs but I love <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>. Such a happy or: #dae8f4'>med. I've had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> (f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> pain) during all 3 of my catheter ablations. During the cath they will have the pulse oximeter clipped or: #dae8f4'>to your finger and will monior: #dae8f4'>tor your O2 levels the whole time. If they think you're going a bit low, they'll just or: #dae8f4'>give you some oxygen. I already have lung problems with asthma and they never had any problems with me during the ablations.
The anesthesia being used was “conscious sedation” where I would be or: #dae8f4'>given sedatives (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>) and pain or: #dae8f4'>medication (<span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span>). It is necessary or: #dae8f4'>to remain conscious and alert for certain portions of the procedure. My preference was or: #dae8f4'>to remain conscious for the entire procedure as I was very interested in what they were going or: #dae8f4'>to be doing and I was happy they were willing or: #dae8f4'>to accommodate my wishes. (You’re probably thinking “This gal is crazy”, right?
Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so or: #dae8f4'>to screen and monior: #dae8f4'>tor the status of our varices. I have taken miralax many times with no adverse effects. What can more problematic is any anesthesia type drug(s) you may be or: #dae8f4'>given. I assume this procedure is being perforor: #dae8f4'>med by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
I believe I have a more reasons than the average eye patient f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> this uncertainty of sedation. or: #dae8f4'>first, the drug <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> does not effect my memory. I have received this preoperatively for my last two surgeries. Both of my surgeries were delayed (one was delayed for 9 hours) and I can recall both preoperative procedures entirely, including who was in and out of my room, complete conversations, everything until they roll you inor: #dae8f4'>to the surgery room.
I am a nurse in endoscopy and it is okay for you or: #dae8f4'>to have the upper endoscopy done but you should definitely not be or: #dae8f4'>given the sedation. It is not anesthesia, it is called conscious sedation and is generally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl or demerol. We ask all of our patients if there is a chance they could be pregnant for this reason.
I was a nervous WRECK, but they gave me a valium about 2 hours before and then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>/<span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span>/Diprivan during and I hardly remember a thing. It didn't hurt at all during the procedure, although they had or: #dae8f4'>to place catheters in both my right and left groin, which are pretty sore or: #dae8f4'>today, but no big deal. I'm also still a little groggy from all the sedation, but I imagine that's or: #dae8f4'>to be expected.
I just happen or: #dae8f4'>to do a search on interpolated PVC's and a link lead me or: #dae8f4'>to your forum. Anyway, although I have a teo-fold problem which began with PSVT/IST in 1992 "followed a few years later by a "2nd curse" PVC's which were ONLY single-form uni-focal PVC's in roughly 2000 my 1st episode of both Multiform/complex PVC's started. I have been getting interpolated PVC's pretty regular "when they start up" since about 2001.
In re: Prop' Try PMing Miles - he loves the stuff. He or: #dae8f4'>told them "Go ahead and start the procedure." They laughed and said it was already done. I've had the versed/Demerol for colonoscopy and straight Valium for endoscopy - it's all painless.
I need or: #dae8f4'>to have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. Conservative measures have failed, and the surgery seems reasonable or: #dae8f4'>to me. My concern was the anesthesia; or: #dae8f4'>to or: #dae8f4'>to a mishap years ago with "conscious sedation", I will never again do this.
It's not unusual f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> them or: #dae8f4'>to use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> which creates a conscious sedation. That sounds like an oxymoron but you feel like you're floating and tend or: #dae8f4'>to doze off. They can ask you questions if needed but after the procedure, you tend or: #dae8f4'>to forget any bits and pieces that you might remember at the moment. They also gave me or: #dae8f4'>fentanyl for any pain that may have occurred during the ablation process. Extra beats, usually called ecor: #dae8f4'>topics, are difficult or: #dae8f4'>to pin down during an ablation.
I believe they use the conscious sedation, I think it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> with something else. I am worried about something going wrong with my heart due or: #dae8f4'>to the PVC's during the procedure. I am also concerned about the prep used. 1. With a structurally normal heart is it safe or: #dae8f4'>to have the colonoscopy/endoscopy with the PVC's I am having? 2. Is these PVC's dangerous with any activity, do I need or: #dae8f4'>to limit my activity? 3. What is the chance of sudden cardiac death with the way my heart beats?
and that most procedures are done in clinics now because of insurance, etc. I will be or: #dae8f4'>given a conscious sedation, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and Fentynal. I'm a little nervous first off that this isn't being done in a hospital. Is this common practice? Also, I'm nervous about the endoscopy. I don't relish the idea of something being put down my throat. How will I breathe? Also, is it common practice for the two procedures or: #dae8f4'>to be done or: #dae8f4'>together like that? They will do the endoscopy first and then the colonoscopy.
I have reasd a lot about colonoscopy and want or: #dae8f4'>to get one without drugs; I had conscious sedation f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span> dental work (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span>) and really freaked out and it still scares me when it when I think about it. Googling "versed problems" brings up hundreds of people who have had the same, so I'm not alone. And only in the USA do they "insist" on sedation for colonoscopy.
You'll have or: #dae8f4'>to lay very still for several hrs after the procedure...that will help with any bruising or swelling. My Dr gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>versed</span> and <span style = 'background-col<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>or</span>: #dae8f4'>fentanyl</span> and although I was out, and I don't remember feeling anything, I woke up imor: #dae8f4'>mediately after. I had a very good experience all the way through. I did feel a little pressure or tenderness around my breastbone so I did some deep breathing and it seeor: #dae8f4'>med or: #dae8f4'>to ease. it wasn't bothersome and I didn't feel it the next morning.
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