I've read enough of the horror stories of unsedated endoscopies. Wish I hadn't but they are so easy to find. I want to hear the unsedated experiences that were not horrible. I am a small 33yo female with anxiety disorder BUT my anxiety for this upcoming procedure is only about being sedated, It stems from a traumatic childhood experience and I was lucky enough to find a doctor in the US that will do it with no sedation (will have the IV in place in case it gets bad). Some people say the idea of something going down their throat makes them cringe. Not for me. I've had two c-sections and been through a lot. I panic easily but if I feel in control of my mental state I'd like to think I can focus on my breathing and get through what I've been told is a VERY short, uncomfortable but tolerable procedure. I am comfortable taking xanax so they said I can also take that beforehand. Thank you to anyone that takes time to share!!
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