Fentanyl 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.
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.
214864 tn?1229715239 I suspect that my current gastrofellow is being overly cautious because I passed out due to low BP the last colonoscopy that I had. That was my second one. I had no problems and was totally asleep for both of them. Yet it was conscious sedation that put me to sleep, not general anesthesia.
Avatar f tn I ATE A SMALL BITE OF FOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. GET THIS...I HAD TO FAST FOR 2 DAYS FOR A COLONOSCOPY AND ENDOSCOPY...IS THAT HILLARIOUS OR WHAT...I HAD ALREADY NOT EATEN BECAUSE OF THE WITHDRAWLS..AND THEN THEY GIVE ME THIS PREP...UGGG....ANYWAY I HAD TO GO TODAY AND I FELT JUST FINE. I NEVER LET ON THAT I WAS IN WITHDRAWLS...I HAD TO TAKE 32 , YES 32 PILLS THAT WERE BIGGER THAN MOTRIN 800"S....LOL. I ONLY NEEDED 16...I WAS ALREADY CLEANED FROM STOPPING THE PERCS...TOO FUNNY...
Avatar m tn What are at least ten reasons why sedation given for a colonoscopy? I would have one done without the sedation, but doctors (and outpatient) clinics insist that it must be done with sedation and that it is safer that way. Safer for who?
Avatar n tn Her GI doctor said it was Narcotic Bowl Syndrome from her Fentanyl patch of 25 mic. She had 6 trips in and out of the hospital (since Feb 09). Finally last week her CA 125 was 262 and they could not do a colonoscopy..the tube would not insert.. so did emergency surgery (June 09). The cancer caused a stricture on her Colon and she needed a Colonoscopy Bag..and there were little cancer cells EVERYWHERE..both intestines, liver, pancrease, stomach, entire abdomenal wall.
Avatar f tn brown stools about 2-3x /day - twice a week. The colonoscopy showed an area of inflammation from which tissues were taken for testing. Could you please let me know if you have any ideas what this might indicate. Thank you.
398021 tn?1212590766 At this stage I would NEVER recommend this procedue under light sedation. I would ALWAYS elect for a Colonoscopy under General Anesthetic.
7303500 tn?1389997641 Has anyone ever gone to rehab to be medically detoxed from fentanyl and oxycodone? I've been on pain meds for about two years now. I've only been on fentanyl for three months but I want off everything. I feel like I'm in a constant fog. I hate the way I feel. The fentanyl is making me depressed really bad. It also gives me anxiety. I have chronic pain but I think I would rather be in pain then deal with the way pain meds make me feel.
Avatar f tn I am going to get off the Fentanyl patches and put on Methadone using Suboxone as a bridge .I have never heard of this med called Suboxone.I am on 200mcg of Fentanyl how long will it take to get off the fentanyl?
Avatar m tn Hi Crystalfresh, I went in yesterday for my first colonoscopy and advised my doctor that I did not want to be sedated due to heart problems and previous adverse reactions when attempting demerol/sedation drugs in the past. He told me I could try it unmedicated but to remember there were many drugs available that could be adjusted to find something that would work for me.
Avatar n tn Just wanted to say I do not take nothing for my heart rhythm, I just deal with it. I only take protonix for my stomach.
Avatar n tn Why did they use fentanyl for anesthesia instead of a more traditional method? And must they use this again? I would discuss your fears with your surgeon. If you are not comfortable with him all your PCP. When you are "under" anesthesia they monitor you VS continously. They are able to determine if you are not completely sedated and will provide additional anesthesia should this happen, which is rare contrary to the media. I wish you all the best.
Avatar n tn I asked if I could bring my unused fentanyl patches in to the office for destruction and then receive a prescription for an equal number of patches, which I would then fill with my preferred (Mylan) brand that has adhered more consistently to my skin. I also mentioned that I was still experiencing breakthrough pain, as I wrote above, and that I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with my physician at my next scheduled appointment about pain management.
6815927 tn?1395511425 Jenelle, thank you for your thoughts--I was hoping to hear from someone that had been on methadone. I had heard that methadone was the hardest opiate to detox from and I don't know why my psychiatrist thought it would be easier. I think it is one of those incidences where the medical community thinks they know what is best but had never experienced a practical application of their beliefs.
1067022 tn?1257773762 I informed him I built up a tolarence to (benzos) Klonopin as I have been taking it for many years for seixures. When he started the IV of FENTANYL nothing happened. He gave me as much as he could and still feel safe. Still nothing. The col. was VERY painfull. I told him I would rather die from cancer than go through that again. I passed out two times on the table from pain. He decided to investigate the FENTANYL to see why it didn't work.
1417802 tn?1282173063 That is a HUGE jump up to fentanyl....and could be VERY DANGEROUS! I would recommend NOT putting that patch on! It sounds very strange...why wouldn't the dr increase the # or norcos you could take?