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Reviews for Propofol to treat Anesthesia
Review by benseesdf (taken for less than 1 month):
propofol: I had my first colonoscopy today. I used OSMO PREP and was concerned about taking so many pills. After the first phase, I was a little nauseated, but my doctor had given me Zofran which helped tremendously.
I was given Propofol during the procedure, and did not feel a thing, or remember a thing. I had no side effects from the medicine whatsoever. This was the way to go for me.
propofol: I had a colonoscopy today and was feeling fine before and on drive home - my nose started running and I was sneezing. I was given propofol. I was a little groggy right after waking up, but felt fine by the time I got home. It has been about 6 hrs and I am still experiencing flu like symptoms - runny nose & sneezing - mostly on one side. 5 yrs ago I had a colonoscopy and did not experience any of these symptoms. I am glad to see others have experienced the same symptoms ...
Review by Horrific burning on site of injection. (taken for less than 1 month):
propofol: I had an endoscopic procedure yesterday and they used Propofol instead of Versed . I am 61 years old and was told of a slight sting . I had about 60 seconds (long seconds) of a feeling like my hand was set on fire. I will never let anyone use this drug on me again. I'm 61 and healthy and can't imagine if I was a frail little old lady or man given this drug . The pain was horrific.
propofol: Yesterday I had a conisation using profopol to make me sleep. It was the first time I did general anesthesia and I was literally freaking out to get it first time because of the side effects etc. plus, I have asthma, few allergies.
Everything went super well, I felt asleep immediately, just felt one second of burning in my veins and slept. Woke up with no nausea, no headache, nothing.
propofol: Just had propofol today for colonoscopy. Everything went great with the sedation, but now 10 hours later, my nose is running continuously and my right eye is tearing. I tried Benadryl but that did not help..surprised to see how many people are having the same reaction.
propofol: I was administered Propofol for a colonoscopy for the first time. I did work like magic - fast out, fast in. But as I got home, I began sneezing, had itchy eyes and tears, itchy and running nose like I had a severe cause of allergy, which I never had before. The nurse called me the next day and asked how I was doing. When I described my symptoms, she said it is in no way related to what was done to me during colonoscopy. I was unconvinced and Googled propofol's side effects. I am glad that quite a few people had the same side effect of Propofol. I wish doctors and nurses know about this and warn their patients, and recommend a remedy. This side effect is not a big deal, but I wish I knew about it and was prepared. I hope it subsides soon.
propofol: I likewise experienced continuous sneezing immediately after a colonoscopy, which continued for several hours. My right nostril was itching and nose "running" for several hours. Glad to read similar side effects from propofol.
propofol: Had a colonoscopy on Wednesday and endoscopy on Friday. Propofol was used both times. I felt nothing at the injection site as it was being administered, went right out and woke up less groggy than I usually am every morning. No fear of having these procedures done again because the propofol kept me completely out. However, this morning, about 18 hours after the endoscopy, I began to have some trouble breathing. I don't have any known respiratory issues. When this didn't go away in a couple of hours I ended up in the quick care clinic. They didn't find anything. My oxygen saturation was 99% so I was actually breathing. Wondering if this is just a different respiratory manifestation/side effect of this medicine. I would still take it again.
propofol: I also had Propofol (with Fentanyl) for a colonoscopy recently. While a nurse was hooking up sensors, the surgeon explained the Fentanyl was for pain; Propofol for sedation. Overall, he said I would be very drowsy during the procedure. He pushed a pre-measured syringe of each with a warning that Propofol might burn a bit. The Fentanyl produced an almost immediate light rush. A few seconds later the nurse asked if I felt any burning. I answered "No, but my wrist is a little sore." My wrist immediately went numb and as I stared at it, my world went blank. The next thing I knew, I was prying my eyes open, feeling pretty drowsy as well as half tipsy. Someone said "All done!" and wheeled me to recovery. No bad side effects; good stuff!
propofol: I had propofol during a routine colonoscopy today. This was amazing. I was out in a flash and woke up feeling great. Then before I even got out of the operating room I started sneezing uncontrollably. I could barely stop sneezing to ask if it was related. I've had IV sedation plenty of times, but this was the first propofol experience.
The nurse said she'd heard of reactions like this, but was not concerned. Its been 12 hours now. I am still sneezing. Its like a nerve at the top right side of my nose, just under my eye is irritated and won't calm down. So I will continue to sneeze until it stops. I did sleep a couple of hours with no irritation at all, but while awake the annoying feeling continues.
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propofol: Went in yesterday for a upper/lower colonoscopy. I'm a very nervous person, I was told if I gargle with the numbing stuff for your throat it saves on getting a lot of propofol. Well I remember feeling weird, off I wen,t woke up in recovery. I couldn't believe how fast I woke up.
Review by CysticFibrosis (taken for less than 1 month):
propofol: Went through a bronchoscopy (lung scope) which took approx. 1 hr 10 min. They gave me a vile of the propofol through an IV. I previously had this done with an endo and both times I was impressed with the post-procedure effects. No nausea, aches etc. I remember everything up till the time I fell asleep, and there was no discomfort! Great stuff.
propofol: I'm an anxious person that required an upper endoscopy, small bowel biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. My doc scheduled me to have all 3 procedures done simultaneously using straight propofol with a licensed anesthetist administering it. I experienced absolutely no burning sensation upon injection, even without lidocaine, which I initially requested (they didn't have any on-site). My IV placement (crook of the arm) and generous vein size apparently helped to avoid the burning sensation. The Doc asked me if I felt any burning, I said no, and the next thing I remember was waking up in recovery. I don't remember any sensation of going under. I woke up about 45 mins later, which is slower than average, but I'm 5'6 and 108lbs.
propofol: Had endometrial ablation under Propofol sedation. I do not remember anything about the procedure from when the anesthesiologist injected the Propofol until they woke me up after the procedure. However, my doctor did say there were one or two times where I joined the conversation that my doctor, the anesthesiologist, and two nurses were having during the Thermachoice treatment. I do not remember talking at all, but my doctor said I might do that, especially since I have a history of talking in my sleep. Overall, I was very pleased with the Propofol sedation, and I had no side effects afterwards.
propofol: Was given Propofol today for an endoscopy. It worked great except that my nose has been tickling ever since and I have been sneezing continuously. The only thing that made the sneezing subside was exercising. I hope tomorrow is sneeze-free!
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propofol: Had my first colonoscopy yesterday with propofol being used. I haven't ever been put under so I payed close attention to everything that went on. My anesthetist injected the propofol into the IV and all I could do is look at the nurse and say " wow ". I was out like a light and the next thing I know I was in recovery. No side effects. A complete success!
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propofol: Five years ago, for my last colonoscopy the nurse gave me a Versed cocktail, which put me under for about 10 seconds, then I woke up and literally felt no effects from the medicine. The doctor then began the procedure and I was in such pain from the cramping that the nurse gave me a second dose of Versed, which I still powered through. The effect was like being very drunk and thinking through molasses, but I was awake the whole time and able to watch the entire procedure on the television, mostly annoyed that it was so hard to concentrate.
This time, I received 260mg of propofol, within 10 seconds my head felt numb and then I was out cold. In what seemed like the next instant I was dreaming and then opened my eyes in the recovery room.
propofol: Had propofol and versed for my upper/lower endoscopy. LOVE it. I don't remember anything, and had no side effects. I wasn't even groggy! My husband took me shopping right after the procedure.
propofol: I had a colonoscopy/egd done twice, the first time they used versed/Demerol. I had a bad reaction to the Demerol. Then I had another egd done this morning and was extremely anxious. The doctor gave me propofol, and all I remember was me asking him if he put the meds in my iv yet and him saying ya.....before he could finish I was out and the next thing I remember was waking up in the recovery room feeling a bit loopy, but no side effects. I asked my wife later when we got home if they even put the scope in me. It was a very pleasant experience and one I would get done again if I had the same docs.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
propofol: Had this with versed for my upper/lower endoscopy today. It was wonderful! I wasn't drowsy today and I have no adverse reaction. The only thing that I didn't like was that the versed burned when they started it. I wouldn't do another endoscopy without the propofol again.
propofol: I was given versed propofol to sedate me for an upper endo. I have Asperger's, so I was very nervous about any sensory issues the medicines might cause, and also concerned with being nauseous, so the anesthesiologist gave me Zofran to ward off any nausea. When I was taken back to the OR, The CRNA injected me with a tiny bit of versed just to relax me. I was rolled onto my side, they put the oxygen tube in my nose, and then the CRNA pushed the rest of the versed and then the propofol, and I was out like a light! I woke up in the recovery area and I felt fine. I had a bit of double vision at first, but that wore off after 2-3 mins. Also, I could not stop laughing. Slight stuffy nose like others have mentioned. Not a bad experience!
propofol: I have had colonoscopies and endoscopies done before using propofol with no problem. Last week I had what was to be a minor surgery on my wrist, also using propofol. Instead of fifteen minutes, it turned out to be 35 minutes. I had difficulty waking, had dreams while under (which I read on the web is not uncommon on propofol but new for me) and was groggy all day. I had warned the anethesiologist that a small dose of lidocaine would not be enough for me, so maybe that's why....
propofol: I was given Propofol for a tendon repair on the right wrist. I went out like a light, but on waking up had several cold like symptons including a sore throat and sneezing. I didn't think this was related but after reading other reviews that noticed these side effects I think it could be. Waking up was otherwise very good, but I forgot everything the surgeon told me just after I woke up.
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