geneva Posted October 15, 2004 Report Share Posted October 15, 2004 I had my first visit with a GI dr. today. I was impressed by his PA because she not only knew what dysautonomia was but at a previous job had worked with a patient with dysautonomia. I thought that was a good omen!The doctor thinks I should an abdominal ultrasound which I have scheduled for Monday. He also thinks I should have an endoscopy and colonoscopy to rule out other stuff, especially since I was not tested before being told I had IBS. It was "assumed". He seemed to get that there would need to be additional precautions for me and suggested that they could use an anesthia that leaves the body in a matter of minutes....I am trying hard to remember the name because I wanted to know if any of you have had experience with this one. He did say it is the same drug they gave the Pres. when he had his done!! Does anyone know what this is?For the prep he ordered NUlytely (not GOlytely) and told me that I could drink a clear drink called Enlive by Ensure which is high in protein that should help by not depleting necessary electrolytes. It was hard to find but we got some.He also told me he wanted me to schedule a consultation with the anesthesia group to address my concerns and educate (my word!) them. He is planning to do the endo. first and I told him just getting to the hospital, the travel, noise, lighting etc will have my sympathetic system in HIGH mode and he should knock me out quick. He said they could use Verced but I told him I remember some of you having big problems. He said he would be surprised since I take Ativan and it is also a benzo. any comments from those who have had VErsed?Now, the big question is WHEN. He said if I want to do it now, fine but if I want to wait until after the holidays there is no immediate rush. Today I feel like just getting it DONE in the next few weeks but if it were to set me back, I would not want to ruin the holidays next month for my family. If I wait, though, it will probably just stay in the back of my mind and drive me nuts!Any thoughts most appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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