Fentanyl versed sedation

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Avatar m tn 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. While typing I got a call from the CRNA who is scheduled to "stand by" with propofol/fentanyl tomorrow; my doctor scheduled her for my exam just in case I decide on drugs (it doesn't cost me anything).
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 Try to get propofol for sedation rather than the usual crappy mix of Versed./fentanyl...............this often causes significant distress (it doesn;t work) then the patient gets sent home in a daze to experience nightmares/PTSD....
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 f tn Most endoscopy (colonoscopy and EGD) is done with conscious sedation; generally with an amnesia drug (Versed) 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 m tn 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. 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 into the surgery room.
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 n tn Both procedures required some type of sedation (versed for the colonscopy and propofol for the GYN procedure). Both doctors said I had no problems with PVCs during the time I was sedated. Seems that the anes.
212161 tn?1599427282 Usually versed and demerol or fentanyl is used. The versed produces amnesia and the narcotic for pain or discomfort. It's not considered a general anesthesia but sedation. Good luck.
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 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 The anesthesiologist used a fentanyl/versed combination; I was completely out, and don’t remember a thing about the procedure. They will probably put a rubber block in your mouth that has a hole in the middle to allow the scope to pass through, while the block protects your teeth. Susan. Make sure you follow any pre-op instructions, and you should be fine. When I came out of the fog, there was no sense that any procedure had occurred; just a slight hangover from the sedation drugs.
Avatar n tn Great-another unsedated colonoscopy success story!! There ARE a few good doctors out there who actually care enough aout their patients to take a few extra minutes and so a slow and careful and basically painless exam rather than "insist" on sedation. Not everyone wants the dubious benefits of sedation with Versed (as well as the well-documented problems that some face), nor can everyone afford anesthesia services with propofol (no Michael Jackson comparisons please).
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 Versed is not an opiate, is is an anti-anxiety and used for light short sedation in procedures like this or colonoscopy. I don't think there will be an issue with the suboxone and you will probably me much more comfortable taking the Versed. I would definitely tell the doctor though because they need to know the meds you are on - especially mixing a benzo type med with suboxone. Work with them and they will work with you.
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.
Avatar m tn Is 11mg of Versed 1mg/ml excessive over 10 minutes for conscious sedation. Thank you.
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 Yes, I agree with you. I was fortunate to find a doctor to give me a colonoscopy with sedation (versed). I wouldn't recomend it, but I made it through the procedure. I figure if I ever need an ablation, I can get through that without versed as well. It is good to know there are doctors that are willing to let us make the choice. Congrats on your successful ablation garethbp and may you have a wonderful svt free life moving forward.
Avatar f tn I was given Versed to relax me and it has an amnesiac effect so after the ablations, most memories of what happened faded away within 24 hours. They also gave me fentanyl for any discomfort from the ablation part. All I felt when they first started the Versed was a floating feeling and I don't remember much after that. Overall the medications were closely monitored and recovery was quick. I was eating and walking down the hallway several hours after the procedure.
Avatar m tn My issue is that I need to have these exams done without sedation because of a previous bad experience with Versed in a dental procedure; the memory loss and nasty amnesia left me unwilling to undergo sedation again for any reason (I know that there are other agents, but I just can't do sedation). Anyway, everything that I read regarding patient experieces with these 2 exams is for sedated exams; can anyone tell me anything about getting them unsedated?
Avatar n tn I was wondering if anyone has had experience of sedation with Demerol + Versed who has Hep C. I have moderate fibrosis, I score 11.8 Kpl on my latest fibroscan. All the stuff I can find with Google mention dangers with sedation and cirrhosis but little about sedation with moderate damage.
Avatar m tn m 47 years old and had a colonoscopy. I was scared to DEATH that I would have a reaction to the versed/fentanyl cocktail. SO...I didn't get it. I had the colonoscopy without sedation and although it wasn't a walk in the park I was really glad I could just get up and go home. I'm only 106 lbs and being so tiny it was extra hard pushing that hose up there. There were only a few moments of really bad bad pain but then once he reached the top, it was a breeze pulling the thing out.
4356842 tn?1353312209 I've had Versed a number of times for other "things" and it a good sedation, and the stories you are reading are from an exceedingly small group of people. Typically, you wake up and within 5 minutes are wide awake, and ready to eat something. Seriously, if you are concerned about things like this, I would not go in the cath lab without any form of "sedation".