because i was not able to do the doco??? the easy one. they said they could not see part of my heart so i had to take the alternative test. i got three shots all together. i got two and after a few minutes i was lead into a room and laid on my back whilst the doc waived this giant machine on my chest for about 15 minutes. they brought me from that room into a room where i was laid flat this time and injected with what i think is Lexiscan? this was the most scary and painful thing i have ever experienced. i was told it would speed up my heart since i couldnt use the treadmill. it hurt so bad and i could barely speak. i did this for some time and the doc kept asking me my d.o.b. and my full name. it was finally finished and lead into a smaller room with some apple juice and graham crackers. as the medicine began to wear of i got this GIANT headache. i kept telling them my head was throbbing and they just kept telling me it would pass. anyway does anyone know if it was the Lexican that caused this? Im gonna get fit after this is over. I am finally at the date for my colonoscopy and i hope to god there is no painful as this one. god bless and good health... john
Hi John! I don't think I've had Lexiscan. I've always been given Persantine. Yes, when they inject the drug for the chemical stress test, it is scary and uncomfortable. But mine have only lasted for a couple of minutes. They should have encouraged you to drink caffeine (coffee, tea or Coke/Pepsi) afterwards, because the drug (either Persantine or Lexiscan) always causes a headache. I'm sorry you had a bad first experience with your test, John. It's over with and you'll get the results soon. Now just focus on preparing for your colonoscopy. The absolute worst part will be the prep the night before and the stick for the IV. The rest of it you won't know anything about. Piece of cake! Let us know how it goes, OK?
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