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#1 fragiledancer2

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

Hi- I will be getting an endoscopy next week, due to bad reflux and dysmotility. The nurse said I had to stop my Prevacid 4 days before the test, but would double check with the doctor. Has this been your experience? Thanks.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:47 PM

Hi Fragiledancer2,

I've never actually had an endoscopy so I'm afraid I can't advise you from my own experience, although I have taken Lanzoprazole (Prevacid) on a few occasions.

I've included a link about preparing for an endoscopy which I hope will give you some information and I'm sure that some of our members who have been through the procedure will be able to advise you further.

Let us know how you get on, won't you?

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#3 Sheryl

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

fragiledancer2, my paperwork doesn't say that I have to stop taking my Nexium.
Maybe you might wish to call and double check your instructions. My instructions say to hold motrin,ibuprofen,aleve,advil or naprosyn for two days prior to procedure. It also tells me to hold my diabetic pills the morning of the procedure and to take them a few hours after procedure.
If you are on Coumadin or Plavix then you are to check with nursing staff to see what protocols they wish to instruct you with.
I have had this procedure a few times and I just make sure to eat things a few days before that I don't get severe heartburn pain when eating. I hope all goes well with your procedure. I have another month to wait for mine. The waiting is worse than just getting it over with.
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#4 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

I'm the same - the only things I've had to stop are the ones that would act as blood thinners, with one exception: if the doctor was planning on planting a bravo probe (to measure the acid reflux) or similar device, then yes, you would need to stop anti-acids and proton pump inhibitors before the procedure in order to get a true picture of the reflux.

Good luck and let us know how you get on, OK?
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:15 PM

I had an endoscopy 3 weeks ago. I didn't have to stop the proton pump inhibitors. However, when I had a manometry test a few months ago (they were considering me for a Fundoplication op), I had to stop taking the the proton pump inhibitor for a week before.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:36 PM

Ditto - I've had several endoscopies and have never had to stop my prevacid, only my warfarin (coumadin). Please double check on this. I know I would be extremely uncomfortable if I had to stop my prevacid. Hopefully, the nurse was mistaken.
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#7 fragiledancer2

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

Yes, I will be having a probe in me for 24 hours recording.I guess that is why-thanks a bunch!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

Please keep us posted, won't you?

Good luck!
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