So, I just had a colonoscopy/endoscopy because I haven’t stopped throwing up in like 3 ish weeks now. It has been an issue before and there has never been a good answer to why I was throwing up.
So, it started again, and I am trying to figure out what is going on. Well, they didn’t find much just by looking. I apparently have some spots of gastritis, but nothing that explains the pain, nausea, and vomiting. I’m on another new med and so far, not working.
But that isn’t really what this post is about. This post is about what happens to getting knocked out when you are on sedatives on a normal basis. Well, I am on a pretty high dosage of both anti-anxiety meds and antidepressants. It had an effect on me being completely unconscious for the procedure. I got to feel the tubes and the pinches of the biopsies. It was one of the strangest and uncomfortable experiences I have ever had. If I had been any more aware, I probably would have panicked. I could literally feel the camera/flashlight/pincher inside my intestines and stomach. It was like having a space robot in my body collecting space rocks, but instead it was collecting flesh. Apparently, it was unusual that I was able to stay semi-conscious and there was some fuss over it.
Thanks, anxiety. I appreciate the experience. Not.