Fentanyl sedation

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Avatar m tn She said that she could just use fentanyl only or the CRNA could give propofol or propofol/fentanyl. The sedation issue is more complicated; IMHO if all I could get was Versed/fentanyl, I would skip the sedation (the doc agrees that a lot of people have trouble with this combo). Many docs rush the exam and make it painful and that's why some (a minority) insist on sedation.
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.
1348686 tn?1310654243 m not a healthcare professional, but I had one done today myself and it was a piece of cake. I was given heavy sedation so I was asleep throughout the procedure, which lasted (I think!) about 45 minutes or so (give or take). I've been under anesthesia before, but this was much more pleasant after coming to. Don't worry about it, you'll be fine!
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 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. As I was given a coffee and biscuit after my colonoscopy was when I felt my sedative work.
Avatar f tn Sooo my gp's gonna put me on fentanyl. But before he does I have to go in to the office to sign a liability waiver. Now I'm not stupid I know fentanyls dangerous.. But is it really that dangerous. I've never heard of a doctor do this before. Is this normal????
Avatar m tn Male 38 / not very active but close to moderate / overweight / 92kg - 166 cm / have had lots of abdominal pain but %90 is gone now due to eating less processed and more natural. / Very pessimistic: afraid of colonoscopy's sedation / have slight pain in mid-left abdomen (it feels like it's around kidneys but it's actually colon. I get %80 relief when release gas of after a good bowel movement) and of course the ultrasound doesn't show anything in my kidneys.
Avatar m tn I had one in juky w/o sedation (fentanyl only-which was a waste)....now symptoms and elevated blood tests indicate a bad situation. I moved since July and now I can't find anyone who will this colononscopy w/o sedation; one hospital agreed, I did the prep , reported this morning and the GI nurse said "sign this sedation consent" or we won't do you, no matter what you were told.
Avatar m tn I used about an 1/8 of a 100 mcg fentanyl patch for the past month to manage my additction without "getting high" while waiting for an appointment with a suboxone doc. Long story short decided to screw to suboxone go cold turkey and begin vivtrol injections. However, I have done some research and have noted that these patches have a long half life i am 72 hours clean right now and feeling well enough to eat and type at a computer...
592912 tn?1307406761 I had an Endoscopy last year and did not wake up during it, did not remember a thing, didnt even remember going home so I called the Dr that did that and found out he gave me Fentanyl and Versed. This Dr went up on the scale to a better drug and the other Dr went down The Dr knew that I was on Paxil long term and had been on Ativan short term. He said both can cause a person to be difficult to sedate.
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 n tn I am a nurse in endoscopy and it is okay for you to have the upper endoscopy done but you should definitely not be given the sedation. It is not anesthesia, it is called conscious sedation and is generally versed and fentanyl or demerol. We ask all of our patients if there is a chance they could be pregnant for this reason.
Avatar f tn Endoscopy is safe, but almost all of the risk (drug effects or perforation) is caused by the sedation. Most docs insist on sedation; but if you schedule the exam and show up prepped and tell them no sedation (don't sign the consent) most will obey your wishes. I am not advocating doing these tests unsedated; I just think that patients should have a choice.
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.
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 n tn I had no sedation during all of mine. I didn't have the need for it. It's seriously and in and out thing. I had sedation when I had radio frequency ablation (nerve burns) because it takes longer and is a lot more uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn s safer and you will get a better exam without sedation. You acn get the exam without sdation and with painkiller only (fentanyl), but most gastros will insist on sedation because it's easier and quicker for them to do the exam; and unfortunately they often treat the patient roughly because they know that the patient will have partial amnesia.
Avatar f tn Hi Dr Kaul, Thank you so much for your information, we are having a meeting this afternoon and I will mention those things you said, I know the sedation drugs that he is on they are fentanyl, Diprivan (propofol) and Midaz - we are going to find out what drugs he is on for the seizures this afternoon as they changed them on Tuesday, I know he had an ecg yesterday and having a ct scan now, these are his second scans that he is having as the others did not give an accurate reading because of the se
Avatar f tn Hi everybody. I am scheduled for my 1st endoscopy tomorrow and they are giving me that drug, that starts out sounding like, "Prop.." something or another, it's supposed to be a conscious sedation and it's in the I.V. Has anybody on here had this test where they put the tube in your throat to go and take a look at your esophagus? Or, has any of you had this type of con. sedation drug? I just was curious about your experience and all.
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 Hi, This is not a question but rather I just wanted to post back my experience with my ablation that I had yesterday in full to give an insight to any others who might be going through the same. I opted to go without sedation so I can remember every step of they way. My hope is it will clear up some of the mystery for others looking to do the same.
Avatar f tn I've heard of people having PVC ablations done without much sedation because the doctor was concerned about be able to trigger the arrhythmia. I can't imagine having an ablation done without meds. If the problem is that hard to trigger in the cath lab, then why are they poking around in there anyway? I thought ablations were for more serious arrhythmias. I know I'm probably stepping on some toes here and I'm sorry.
Avatar m tn They informed me for this 3rd surgery I would be under twilight or conscious sedation. They informed me that I would be able to talk with the doctor, but feel no pain. Well, like most folks that gives me some pose. I believe I have a more reasons than the average eye patient for this uncertainty of sedation. First, the drug Versed does not effect my memory. I have received this preoperatively for my last two surgeries.
Avatar m tn I have reasd a lot about colonoscopy and want to get one without drugs; I had conscious sedation for dental work (versed) 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.
1751415 tn?1315069443 You can consult his intensivist regarding this and dose needs to be monitored because of the risk of undue sedation and respiratory depression. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn It's not unusual for them to use Versed which creates a conscious sedation. That sounds like an oxymoron but you feel like you're floating and tend to doze off. They can ask you questions if needed but after the procedure, you tend to forget any bits and pieces that you might remember at the moment. They also gave me fentanyl for any pain that may have occurred during the ablation process. Extra beats, usually called ectopics, are difficult to pin down during an ablation.
374225 tn?1269899262 I am on Fentanyl and I don't like the way it makes me feel. Currently I'm on 50mcg patches and I want to stop it. I've been using it for 30 days who long will the withdrawals for it last if I stop? My doctor said I could and he wrote for clonodine, and phenergan to help. Realistically after 30 days what am I up against? I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't chew tobacco. I'm not addictive at all as far as I know...