Yesterday approx. 14:30 I had an endoscopy and the doctor found a single Grade3 varix. The report reads, "Litigation 2 bands were applied at GOJ and 3 cm above G03." I was ok until around 11:00 today, when I started to have severe pain in my lower neck area above the sternum. The pocket or V shaped place. Not sure of it's anatomical name so bear with me. The pain got worse and worse. This goes off the map. Feels like my neck bones are being crushed and my blood vessels are going to burst. When I called the nurse in the endoscopy dept they said I should go to A&E. So I did. They reassured me. They said where I was having pain was not where the bands were placed. And they said if I can't eat, drink, have breathing probs, vomit or bleed I should come back.
The point of my story is that I am wondering if anyone else had their varices banded and did they notice unbelievable pain? I had other endoscopies and had no side affects. Should the liver trust and others be made aware that this is a possible side effect? They play it down and say your throat will be a little sore for awhile. Ahem. How long does the pain last and what pain medication worked best for you?