My prep is mild and not really unpleasant. The procedure is usually done with the GI doc, and two assistants present. With the administration of Versed and demerol, I have never felt any pain (two previous scopes) and don't remember much of anything about either of the procedures. It is not at all like a lower GI series. When done as I described it is much less troubling.
I pleaded with the doctor to make sure I didn't feel anything... the barium enema hurt soooo bad, I told him I wouldn't do that again....He drugged me up, maybe a little too much, and I didn't feel a thing. It was a breeze. OHHHH, but that drink you have to drink a day before the test... (Magnesium Citrate, I think)... that is horribl. I had to dilute it with a big glass of water per quarter of it. It took me like an hour to drink
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