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Upper Endoscopy - tips and reviews!

Hello!

I have crohns disease and in the past year or so have been having some problems with acid reflux etc and severe stomach pain.

Next month I've to go for an upper endoscopy and im not going to lie, I'm freaking out about it!!

I do have anxiety during these sorts of things so I'm looking for a bit of reassurance and any tips that anyone can give...

Things like how to prepare and experiences people have had etc...

Be glad of some advice! Thanks.

  1. Hi ! I posted your question over on our Crohn's facebook page (www.facebook.com/CrohnsDiseaseHU/) and received some responses for you that might ease your mind a little.


    Two communities members said:
    -You should be put to sleep during the procedure. Also, learn to meditate so that you can relax before the procedure.

    -My doc puts me to sleep - makes it a simple procedure.


    I hope more people will chime in with their experiences. But also, be sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor as well! Keep us updated!! - Pam (team member)

    1. thanks so much for helping out and sharing those responses!


      I will be sure to check it out and keep an eye for other tips... Im seeing my IBD team next week so I will definitely speak to them about it. I do get bad anxiety so the last thing I want is to be awake and have a panic attack in the middle of it!


      Thanks again for the support and advice...

    2. Hi , absolutely! Feel free to reach out to us anytime! - Pam (team member)

  2. Hi. I have Crohn's, too. And I had lots of problems with acid reflux for as long as I was eating simple carbs. I started eating more fiber and protein and found the acid reflux went away. No more Tums!
    As for the endoscopy, I've had a couple of them and they are no big deal. They give you twilight anesthetic which, for me, means I'm completely off in la-la land and remember nothing of the procedure. And the information the doctor gets is valuable. Enjoy your nap! 😉

    1. Thank you for your response and insights! Very encouraging, everyone's feedback has definitely helped put my mind at ease.

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