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Also known as: Diprivan, Propoven

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For Anesthesia: "Had a colonoscopy for the very first time and they used propofol. They told me I might stay awake during the procedure but that most people decided/tried to fall asleep anyways (I didn't even have to make a decision because 2 seconds after the nurse plugged it into my IV, I was out cold!) When I woke up, I didn't remember a thing from the procedure, and I was only asleep for maybe twenty minutes after the procedure finished. The only side effect I noticed was that I had the giggles for about fifteen minutes after I woke up--I couldn't stop laughing at everything! That might've just been because I was tired, but it was really funny!"

   
10

Essie97 (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Have had three colonoscopies in four years and can attest to the tremendous superiority of Propofol over "Twilight Sleep." After "Twilight Sleep" I was stupid and hungover all day. Plus my colonic inertia is worse than ever after any opiates. After Propofol I was mentally alert, physically steady and solid. Felt like I could take college boards exams 2 minutes after waking. For the most recent procedure, due to a mixup, I had to have the opiate-bomb again. I was very disappointed that I was going to feel like crap the whole rest of the day and have a bellyache the second. But most disappointing of all was that both the phlebotomist and the nurse tried to tell me the two drugs are exactly the same. They need to try them."

   
10

Niccat February 18, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Very frightened to do colonoscopy ! I had bad experience years ago with prep GoLYTELY. Anesthesia that they used didn't work well and I woke up during the scope as they turned the corner in colon. Also was out for most of the day. Today was a totally different experience! I took Miralax, Dulcolax and pushed the fluids! Gatorade and water. It wasn't to bad at all except some upset stomach later in the night. The anesthesia Propofol was a wonderful experience! I had no pain was out in 20 seconds and just dreamed.It was just like I fell asleep! Woke up a little groggy and head felt little heavy for about 10 minutes. I went home and am eating and feeling fine."

   
10

Cheyfox (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Only thing and minor, but it burned when being injected. I was out before I could say anything. Not one side effect!!"

   
9.0

TizzyLish February 4, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "I don't know why, but Propofol does not seem to provide the advertised effects for me. I just got it today for an RFA nerve block on both knees. I was a little loopy but essentially Wide-awake. Despite my telling the medical staff I was wide-awake several times, they continued with the procedure. They did give me more Propafol, but no dice. I try to be low-key and composed during medical treatments, but I screamed and cried through the whole thing. I actually felt the ablation happening, it was horrible. I felt like I was pretty much ignored by all of the medical staff besides the nurse. I guess they thought I wouldn't remember it, but of course I do."

   
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Vanessa1969 January 31, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Today I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy and Propofol was used, I am a very very Anxious person I started with my anxiety attacks 3 days ago because of the procedure but specially for the Propofol. I love the Propofol, it was amazing my recovery, once they gave ot to me I feel sleep and I woke what looked to me 1 minute after and yet my procedure lasted 30 minutes, Propofol is very mild and I was awake and walking right after the procedure, no nauseas, no vomiting, no side effects at all, I know everybody is different and everybody reacts different but it is what I think the best anesthesia so far. If you are like me anxious and scared of everything just relax, take a deep breath, think every and ask your doctor about it, get informed about it"

Z.a.k (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Went for colonoscopy after 12 year delay. Newer anesthesia than the earlier one. Propofol. Just great. Out in a few seconds as I was saying I could feel it taking effect. Next I was being awakened in recovery. Groggy for maybe 10 minutes. Thank full it was over. Sorry for those who had bad reactions because for most of us it is the perfect twilight procedure drug."

   
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Jackster1950 January 26, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "Just had my first colonoscopy and anesthesia today Jan 24,2017 and I must say it was not bad at all. So far I have had no side effects from the Propofol and was just a little groggy when I woke in recovery. The Propofol worked quick, within 20-30 seconds it was lights out. They did remove three polyps which were sent to the lab and I was told to have another colonoscopy in three years. Over all the Dr. said things looked fine and he was not very worried about the polyps."

   
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TDW63 (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "I just had appendectomy under Propofol. I'm 50, male, the procedure was minimally invasive and lasted 1 hour although I was kept under about 2.5 hours because of complaining about pain after surgery, I don't recall this and was given the information by staff. I was ventilated during the procedure. Wake-up was quick and I was able to stand up and go to the bathroom by myself as I arrived in my room. 24 hours later I feel pretty good, I sometimes mix up words although that might be the pain meds (tramadol). Overall a good experience so far."

   
9.0

Appendectomy (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "I had a colonoscopy and the anesthesiologist used Propofol. When I woke up I wasn't groggy and my mind wasn't fogged. In less than an hour after the procedure, I was able to use the restroom, get dressed, and walk out of the hospital without assistance. We went to a restaurant, went to the mall to shop, and I was so clear I couldn't believe it. This would be my anesthetic of choice."

   
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Nayners (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2017

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For Anesthesia: "I'm a cancer survivor and have had multiple surgeries requiring anesthesia. Typically I wake feeling very groggy and nauseous,racing heart, headache etc. This is the first time I have had propofol. I woke feeling completely alert, was able to stand up immediately, dress myself and walk unaided to the restroom within minutes of waking. I thought this drug was finally the answer, but after several hours I began coughing and sneezing and have not been able to sleep for two nights. I'm on day 3 and my chest feels heavy and I continue to cough. Despite a recent bout w/breast cancer I'm physically fit and strong. I have excellent blood pressure and my resting heart rate is around 50 bpm, which is excellent for my age, not sure why this reaction."

   
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Sensitive to Anesthesia (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "I had my first routine colonoscopy at 54. I am extremely sensitive to drugs of any kind. I did not feel a thing from the time the needles entered my arm. Found myself conscious of being a very dark, completely peaceful place. I was aware of that. I thought I was finally THERE and when the nurse started trying to rouse me, I was not coming back. Not happy to be bothered and so certain I didn't want to come back, I became aggressive to the nurse and as has happened before, began to cry hysterically. There were staff around me but I couldn't see them. My friend later told me they did not know what to do and had not seen this reaction before. So I was in recover quite a while, unable to come out of it."

   
1.0

Rockstarklg December 28, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "My experience with propfol has been great. They've used it during my last two procedures and I out instantly with no memory of the procedure and was able walk myself of the clinic after a very short recovery time. This all coming from person with a phobia anaesthesia."

   
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J.Sloan December 10, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "My invasive procedure went great, was quick and I felt refreshed afterwards!"

   
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Backpacker0905 (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "My first colonoscopy with versed/fentanyl was miserable...long-term memory loss and severe depression (never had it before). Next colonoscopy was with propofol with same results but with the added treat of having my BP crash and getting admitted. Just had the repeat exam unsedated and it was easy and not uncomfortable except for mild cramps for a few seconds."

   
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Rxavoid (taken for less than 1 month) December 4, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "I'm 22, had a recent colonoscopy and was given propofol. I completely recommend it for anyone with anxiety. I take anxiety medication and was very nervous I'd have a freak out due to the effects of the anesthesia but instead I fell asleep so quickly, I did wake up during my procedure briefly and it was just funny because I remember going wow this is so cool can I stay awake? Then I was asleep again. When I woke up again I was being wheeled to the post-procedure room and I was completely aware, no grogginess. Overall I thought the drug worked wonders because I was completely clear headed and relaxed when I woke up!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "Don't be scared!! I was so scared about getting a GA for a colonoscopy, specifically propofol, read the standard horror stories. I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to things like this and my experience was as follows... Day before moviprep, absolutely fine, it can be drank fine, people seem to get hung up on taste, just drink it, no worse than cheap dilututing juice, I ended up having 4x a and 4 x b sachets for good measure, no pain nausea, you basically just pee from your bum is the only way I can describe it. On the day, my procedure was 0800, in and prepped by 0830, cannula in wrist good to go in endoscopy suite, seen the propofol, quarter in, half in, gone in five to ten secs, woke up clear headed at 0930, ate, drank slept!"

   
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Stinkyfinger (taken for less than 1 month) November 17, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "I was given Propofol two days ago to have my stomach scoped. Worked great for the procedure. 36 hours later I developed muscle spasms in my lower abdomen and anytime I went number 2 in the bathroom. After reviewing the side effects, it does say can cause severe abdominal muscle spasms. So now I am getting a anti-spasmodic medication for it."

   
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NewNova November 9, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "Upper endoscopy with propofol. I'm prone to panic attacks and nervous around drugs. But I can see now why some people call propofol a miracle drug. I had a mild burning sensation in my arm as it was injected, like a slight bee sting, lasted 10 seconds. I don't remember falling asleep, but it must have been 20 seconds or less. I had no memory of the procedure, nor any discomfort. I woke up in a new room what felt like an instant later. Mild after effects: drowsy, loopy/euphoric (everything seemed funny), my limbs were heavy and I was a bit unsteady. But I was mentally alert, able to start eating, dressing, and using my phone to type emails within minutes of waking. Easy, easy procedure, so if you're an anxious type like me, don't worry."

   
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Aaron S. (taken for less than 1 month) November 1, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "At separate times within a month I had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. I'd had versid/fentanyl before for colonoscopy and it worked fine (no lasting effects) but the nurse talked me into propofol for endoscopy though I was a little leary, but I was very nauseous after. This time, I told them "NO propofol;" however, she asked me if I'd ever had benedryl (yes, for allergies). It seems they gave me propofol/benedryl because I was groggy/unbalanced for hours after, even though they sent me home! I feel like I was over medicated for this simple procedure! On the procedure sheet the medication is listed as "MAC anesthesia!" They want to change all anesthesia drugs over to propofol. I think I should complain to their Patient Advocate Dep"

   
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DEP Misty October 29, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "First colonoscopy at age 56. Doctor had explained during consult I would be given propofol to induce anesthesia. I found it hilarious that just before I was induced by the anesthesiologist, they were playing Michael Jacksons "You wanna be trying something" over the PA in the ceiling (Michael Jackson died from propofol). Anyway, anesthesiologist pumped in the propofol and in under 10 secs I was gone. I felt the drug acting on my brain just before I went under and said " here it comes", and then I was totally out. Woke up in recovery instantly fully awake but felt just slightly fuzzy. Was unsteady on my feet for about 5 mins. That's it. No bad side effects. The prep was not bad at all. Colonoscopy is NO BIG DEAL at all."

   
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Argekay60 October 26, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "I am a 72 year old woman. I had propofol for a heart ablation. They had a hard time trying to start my IV and when finally in it was very painful to even move my wrist but decided to leave it in as it was working and I didn't want them to dig around any more. In the operating room they put the oxygen mask on me and then said I would be going to sleep. They said what they were putting in my IV might burn a little. It was horrible! It felt like they poured boiling water on my arm and it just kept getting more intense. I tried to get away and screamed at them but they kept up till I passed out. Horrible, experience. Have had 6 major surgeries and never had this happen before."

   
1.0

horserider (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "This was my third colonoscopy, but the first time I received propofol. I didn't experience any pain at the IV site, I drifted off to sleep immediately, and after approximately an hour in the recovery room I was discharged. Unlike the previous colonoscopies where I had to go home and "sleep it off", I felt fine and alert after this procedure. Now for the bad news. After I woke up I could recall feeling a " tugging sensation" in my abdomen, hearing conversation, and being aware of the procedure momentarily while it was going on. I didn't experience any pain. I would still give the drug a nine out of ten, although if I receive it again in the future I will tell the anesthetist about this experience."

   
9.0

MominMS (taken for less than 1 month) October 14, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "Had a endoscopy and colonoscopy today. They used propofol and I felt briefly drowsy then woke up in recovery. Alert, but slightly unsteady while dressing. But it passed quickly and got out to the car fine. Would definitely have this drug used the next time."

   
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Ct gi (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2016

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For Anesthesia: "55yr old female. Had upper and lower GI yesterday. Propofol was used to put me under. Went right out but when I woke up I was off. Tried to find explanation for my symptoms. They were drowsiness, sore muscles, blurred vision, swollen and itchy face, tightness in chest, hard to breathe, and hard to concentrate. More symptoms but these are the worse. Gonna call doctor tomorrow because I don't feel right. Will never let them use propofol on me ever again."

   
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Lynne1104 (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2016

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