Colonoscopy - which drugs are better?


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Mar19-12, 03:01 PM
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Ok, had my colonoscopy this morning and had the propofol. BIG MISTAKE. I should have insisted on demerol. I woke up in pain and the pain has been increasing since, I'm assuming trapped gas, I feel like crap and have a bad headache. So now I know better.
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Mar19-12, 03:44 PM
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I just had one done last month. They used propofol, not sure how long I was out, woke up easy and alert. Could have driven home with no problem. The only pain involved was when the bill arrived for the tissue culture.
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Mar19-12, 03:54 PM
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I just had one done last month. They used propofol, not sure how long I was out, woke up easy and alert. Could have driven home with no problem. The only pain involved was when the bill arrived for the tissue culture.
LOL!
I woke up alert too. But in pain, but then I was in pain when they put me under. With demerol I would have felt good all day. My insurance has high copays on tests as of this year, if the procedure is labeled "preventive" as in part of a routine physical and not needed, it's covered 100%, but if it's diagnostic, as in you have a reason for having it, they only cover 85%. Go figure.
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...if the procedure is labeled "preventive" as in part of a routine physical and not needed, it's covered 100%, but if it's diagnostic, as in you have a reason for having it, they only cover 85%. Go figure.
This sounds 100% backward!
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Mar19-12, 05:33 PM
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LOL!
I woke up alert too. But in pain, but then I was in pain when they put me under. With demerol I would have felt good all day. My insurance has high copays on tests as of this year, if the procedure is labeled "preventive" as in part of a routine physical and not needed, it's covered 100%, but if it's diagnostic, as in you have a reason for having it, they only cover 85%. Go figure.
The way I read my coverage it was 100% covered. Guess I didn't see the small print, that tissue samples are not covered. So they cover everything but the reason for performing the procedure to begin with. BTW they removed 2 non cancerous polyps.
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Mar19-12, 06:07 PM
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The way I read my coverage it was 100% covered. Guess I didn't see the small print, that tissue samples are not covered. So they cover everything but the reason for performing the procedure to begin with. BTW they removed 2 non cancerous polyps.
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