Fentanyl dosage for colonoscopy

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Avatar n tn I just had a bad experience with a colonoscopy. 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).
Avatar f tn Does anyone know what bowel prep for colonoscopy is safe for use by a patient with liver disease? I was given prescriptions for miralax/ducolax and for Suprep. Thanks!
Avatar m tn thanks for the info; I'm finishing the prep for my repeat exam tomorrow. I just got off the phone with my gastro doc; she agreed to do the repeat exam unsedated (again) and even told me that most of the docs in her group get theirs without drugs (so that they can go right back to work).. but she asked me to "keep an open mind about drugs and to bring a driver".
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 m tn A scan might tell the story, so you could ask for that in lieu of the colonoscopy for now. But one thing about colonoscopies that you may wish to consider is that they can clip off polyps, which those things sometimes will turn into cancerous growths. So, it's a preventive procedure, too. In addition, let us say you have an abcess, which sometimes happens in the gut if there's a little pouch that sticks out from pressure in the intestine, and it can get infected and hurt.
5135507 tn?1367163227 Fentanyl is a good drug to treat pain for terminally ill patients , or ppl who need 24 hour pain relief. But drs are passing this drug out to patients who don't need it or they keep increasing the dosage until its almost impossible to get off of it when the time comes. I know, it happened to me. Then wnen the dr was fired after I was on it for 5 yrs, I was basically screwed.
Avatar f tn I've had both an EGD an colonoscopy done while unconscious, it was done with propofol via IV. I was knocked out and never knew a thing until it was over. Given that they discovered I had a twisted colon during the colonoscopy, I'm glad I was out cold for it. My GI doc prefers to do the procedures using propofol, the stuff wears off quick afterward, so you don't have a long recovery from sedation.
592912 tn?1307406761 I am trying to get the name so I can do my own research on it but this Dr is a real ***, Even the employees in the ER of the hospital tell me he is an ***, I also just found out why I woke up during my colonoscopy is that they used nubain and versed on me, I am allergic to demerol so my Dr that did my Endoscopy (didnt wake up during that) used fentanyl and versed. fentanyl and Nubain HUGE difference!!!!
Avatar f tn Had a very traumatic colonoscopy 6 days ago. Very bad cramps. My insides felt bruised. I was in and out within an hour. I had sedation but doctor proceeded before it started working.i felt everything was in so much pain had to stop the procedure. I was sweating, screaming in agony. About to be sick and he was still shoving that camera and he knew sedation hadn't worked because twice he asked if I felt doppy and twice I said no. I had 2mg midazolam,100mcg fentanyl, 20mg buscopan.
Avatar m tn Hi friend and welcome. I would say you should start by tapering your dosage. Hopefully a doctor has prescribed this for you and can assist. You'll need to talk to the doc . Can you tell us a bit more so we can help? What dosage, frequency and how long you have been on it? Any medical problems?
Avatar m tn i am a ten yr plus fentanyl patient dosage 200mcg i am desperate i have a history of long term chronic pain and want to quit.
3222105 tn?1346080471 t wish this on anyone but is this normal for withdrawal of Fentanyl? OH-and forgive me for dropping my business into my post, but it's the only thing I have going and the only way I've been able to even think about freedom from this beast. If anyone has further insight, all is welcome!
Avatar n tn It is dosed in micrograms instead of milligrams because of its potency. It’s not the dosage that matters it is the effectiveness of it for you. Thankfully, fentanyl seems to be consistent in its pain relief long term. As far as drop foot goes,I have it bilaterally in both feet and have not found it painful, so I am a bit surprised you do, unless you are referring to nerve pain from the failed radio frequency ablation? Have you had ongoing nerve pain since the ablation?
Avatar f tn What is the greatest help for the insomnia when getting off of Fentanyl? My nights are like HELL. I sleep for about 1 hour, wake up, then have a terrible time getting back to sleep. I did not want to do it but just started taking Suboxone because I cannot imagine going back to work tomorrow without anything for withdrawal and severe back pain. Any help will be SO appreciated!
Avatar f tn I have been using the fentanyl patch several years now. For me I had to increase the dosage, I think about ever three years. I am now on the 50 mg patch with meds for break through pain. I do go to a pain management doctor, and it is much better for you to talk to your doctor about the pain not being controlled. Your body becomes tolerant and increased doses are expected. I am surprised your doctor hasn't already increased the dosage after such a long time taking the same pain killer.
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?
Avatar f tn Yes, it's called an equal analgesic table. You use it to convert your fentanyl dosage to an equivalent morphine dose, and then find the equivalent morphine dose to oxymorphone, Generally when converting between opiates, doctors will reduce the new medication strength by a certain percentage to account for incomplete cross tolerance, which is a boost in analgesia you get from rotating from one kind of opiate to another.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have "conscious sedation" for a colonoscopy without having amnesia of the experience ? I don't mind being relaxed & sleepy, but I do NOT want my memory stolen from me (even if it is just 10-15 minutes). Thank you.
1279189 tn?1275244868 No, with fentanyl on board you will have no withdrawal symptoms from the vicodin. However, it takes two or three days for the fentanyl to reach a steady dosage in your bloodstream, so you may need to overlap with the vicodin a bit as your body gets used to the change. You will not get a "buzz" or as you put it, increased spike in energy from fentanyl that you experience with vicodin.
Avatar f tn With fent I found the withdrawal period was much longer and more intense. What fentanyl dosage were you on? Why did you doctor refuse to fill?
Avatar f tn I've been on fentanyl 50mg for 7 months and I really want off of it now. I tried to just rip off the patch several months ago...very bad move. It was terrible. I've read where you could cut the patch if it was a mylan patch only. I also read where someone went from 50mg to 25 to 50 then went 25 to 50 to 25 and then 25 to 25 to 25mg as a way to work my was down on the dosage. I'm really scared.
Avatar m tn I didn't have a colonoscopy, but I was put under for an endoscopy recently. I did not have ANY problem with the medication causing PVC's or any other noticeable reaction. I was tired and slept the rest of the day...that's it (probably one of the best things for the PVC's).