Fentanyl and versed side effects

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Avatar f tn Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so to screen and monitor 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 given. I assume this procedure is being performed by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
Avatar f tn Many people have problems with twilight sedation, and the drug Versed has come up a lot as being the culprit. Therefore, you should ask the doctor to skip the Versed and instead use extra of the opiate type drug. You can find stuff online about Versed and print it out, in case you have to convince the doc of this. You should not have any problem whatsoever with opiates, they will make you feel wonderful, and there are no scary side effects.
Avatar m tn I have heard from reliable resources that Versed can/will eventually cause PTSD and anxiety attacks in almost %50 of the patients, since they will start remembering the pain and helplessness (if fentanyl is 80 times stronger than morphine, why should they use versed [the date rape drug]?) I'm curious to know if virtual colonoscopy can be used as an alternative. If polyps were found, then I will have to give-in to the procedure.
Avatar m tn I have read many patient experiences about colonoscopy, some good and some are really scary, especially about the sedation....many patients have horrible experiences and seem to have encountered doctors who don't explain the side effects of the meds (amnesia, lack of pain control) and some of these are troublesome.
Avatar m tn I just had a colonoscopy with very little drugs at all. I had a tad of Valium and a bit of Fentanyl. I was awake the whole time and remember everything. I wasn't painless and was uncomfortable at times like when going around corners but the doctor told me how to breathe through those times. Overall, it was not an unpleasant experience and at one point we all started making fart jokes. I thought I'd hurt myself laughing!
Avatar f tn I had to look up midazolam and that's the same as Versed. I can't stand drugs but I love Versed. Such a happy med. I've had Versed and fentanyl (for pain) during all 3 of my catheter ablations. During the cath they will have the pulse oximeter clipped to your finger and will monitor your O2 levels the whole time. If they think you're going a bit low, they'll just give you some oxygen.
Avatar m tn In the OR suite, more IV Versed, INhaled oxygen, IV Fentanyl (A potent opiate), followed by IV Propofol (This actually is what knocks you out), and the IV Pancuronium Bromide (For muscle relaxation, so the machines can breathe for you) It is common at times to administer reversal drugs depending on how much was given and your response when you come out of anesthesia.
Avatar f tn Again, you have experienced a highly unusual reaction to this procedure and if you are still experiencing any of these side effects, please seek medical attention immediately.
Avatar n tn I can tell you they usually use medications named Versed (which is an amnesic and makes you sleepy and not remember the procedure) and Fentanyl (an IV pain medication). These two drugs together produce the sedation for the procedure and you will be comfortable. Most people don't remember the procedure at all.
Avatar f tn What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
301640 tn?1302652334 I looked up WPW and it can be controlled with meds. The good news is that, like most ventricular arrhythmias, it responds VERY well to RF ablation. The worst case scenario is that you nephew might need to have an ablation later in life. It's not fun but it is NOT difficult on the patient. Ablation is really not terribly invasive and doesn't even require general anesthesia. Around here they give you a jolt of versed and fentanyl and do the work while you are "elsewhere".
Avatar m tn I recently had a transjugular biopsy. They gave me iv versed and fentanyl. I was conscious but very very very relaxed. The doc said It was common to sleep during the procedure. I was not asked to hold my breath. The Transjugular biopsy is safer than a percutaneous biopsy and a lot less painful.
847512 tn?1272567062 This medication may cause constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea or flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: irregular or slow heartbeat, anxiety, tremors, seizures. If the area around the patch becomes red, itchy or irritated, try a new site. If the irritation continues or becomes worse, contact your doctor.
Avatar f tn So does anyone else have these symptoms as well? And do these side effects in fact subside or should I grin and bear it with the oxycontins? The sooner the better I say... Thank you all for sharing your experiences, its been such a great help! Thanks again, rachael.
Avatar f tn my gastro is a friend and let me watch an upper and lower one with propofol and one with versed; the propofol patient just squirmed but the versed patient looked like they were being killed. It was awful to watch; but immediately afterwards neither remembered much, but they knew something bad had happened. A week later, I spoke with the versed patient (a co-worker) and he said that the experience was awful.
1348686 tn?1310654243 Propofol (otherwise known as general anesthesia) is a lot more dangerous and has many more risks that versed/fentanyl and other sedation medications. If they use propofol, they will usually need to intubate you which means a tube will be put down your throat and it will breathe for you. I assume newpatient2011 is one of the few people that had a bad experience with versed/fentanyl, but this is not the norm and I truly recommend against propofol for something simple like an endoscopy.
909257 tn?1242668182 Pain medications have numerous side effects and those who do take pain meds on a regular basis do usually have some kind of depression due to the fact that they do have chronic pain but as far as the meds causing depression or bipolar no I do not believe so.
Avatar f tn I have been in pain management for over 15 years and on 40mg of methadone. Dr. thought it was affecting my heart so he switched me to dilaudid 4mg every 8 hours. 2 days later I was in full blown withdrawels. After about 3 weeks I began to think I might live, Dr. kept telling me I shouldn't be having withdrawels. The dilaudid only lasted 2-3 hours, if I waited 8 hours I was hurting so bad the medicine was'nt doing me any good, besides it just was'nt enough. Next visit Dr.
Avatar m tn I agree with Spectda- there is minimal pain/discomfort involved. If you like, ask them about twilight anesthesia; they use fentanyl/versed combo and you probably won’t have much awareness or remember much, if anything.
Avatar n tn I was on 25 mcg of fentanyl and was having side effects so I took the patch off 3 days ago, Now I am in terrible pain all over and can barely get out of bed. What can I do ? If I can tough it out a few more days will I get better?
Avatar n tn I remember the pain quite well in spite of a huge dose of Versed (8 mg) along with 50 mg. of Benedryl, and 100 mcg. of Fentanyl. I am overweight, but not obese. A pediatric scope was used. I have endometriosis with obliteration of the cul-de-sac and 3 ovarian cysts that were not removed during laparoscopy because they were so inaccessible (10 weeks ago). My ovaries are adhered to the back of the uterus and my rectum is likely adhered to the vagina and cervix.
Avatar n tn If something did go wrong during the procedure, with my heart, could and would it be fixed with no effects, like what would happen if my heart stopped?(I am not talking about blood loss or anything only about my heart rhythm)?
Avatar f tn Please, it is a dangerous drug and the side effects and very hard to reverse. Please read up on this drug and understand how much control it takes over your mind and body without you even realizing it, that is how powerful this drug is. I am called "The Mad Man' who detoxed off these drugs due to fear of what they were doing and you can read my posts to understand what it did to me. Never again!!!
Avatar m tn ve seen of fentanyl detox and my own year long, slow methadone recovery, I think fentanyl and methadone are only different in dosage. The full synthetic nature and side effects of both methadone and fentanyl make them very close tie for the worst detox ever. As I vomit and shat myself in my yard from methadone detox, I remember wishing I was a heroin or any other kind of addict. Anyway, mute point, but wanted to share. How much and how long methadone use have you got under your belt bullseye?