Hi. I went for my Gastroscopy last Tuesday. I had opted for sedation. When I arrived in the procedure room I had a very small amount of spray put into my mouth which didn't appear to have any effect at all, no numb tongue or throat. I was given my injection and the last thing I remember was feeling something wack the back of my throat. Next thing I knew I woke up to be told they couldn't intubate me because of my
discomfort and apparently at one time I grabbed the tube. I was dumbfounded, I was very calm and relaxed before the procedure. Their reply was that some patients throats react badly and close up or go into spasm. The report they gave me stated that the procedure was carried out by a trainee under supervision. I now have to wait to go through the procedure under General Anaesthetic. Surely in this day and age there must be a more humane way of carrying out what is a very common procedure. Has anyone else out there experienced this?
BBFN - Faye