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#1 Clementine

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:06 AM

Hello,
Have any of you with lung involvement been given Versed? I have been given Versed since I found out I had ILD, when I had an endoscopy. I am supposed to get it again when I get dental surgery next week and am wondering if I should just toughen up and do without.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:07 PM

Jen, I am not a doctor, and I have no experience with Versed, but it seems to me if you feel better when you get to sleep and do not notice any pain or have any discomfort then go for it. We have enough pain with our diseases that anytime we can be given a reprieve from pain go for it. There is no reason to have to toughen up. Quality of life is what we are looking for. Whatever gives us the best opportunity for quality of life we jump on it. If the Versed gives you time without pain and no rememberance of pain then go for it. I was never given the option. So, I got the pain and remember every minute of the ordeal. One little secret I have for when I go to the dentist for any work at all. I use chapstick to really soften my lips and keep them from cracking or drying out. This helps while the dentist is forcing my mouth to open wider, so my lips don't feel like they are being stretched and torn. Good luck and best of wish for a speedy recovery.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:35 PM

Jen, I agree with Sheryl! If thats going to help you, go for it!
Sheryl, I like your chapstick idea for going to the dentist!
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:58 PM

Hi, Jen. I am not a doctor either, but if I have such a choice to make, I always read all the information I can find on warnings and side-effects. Since you have used Versed before, did you have any adverse side effects? Is your condition considerably different than it was the last time you used it?

Here is the MedicineNet.com article on Midzolam (Versed) warnings:

I would make sure that the dentist is well aware of your health history, especially with your lung involvement, before making such a decision. Also, if you do decide to go with the Versed assistance, make sure you have someone else to drive you home.

Good luck and hugs.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:13 PM

Thanks ladies. I agree, I definitely don't want to remember this. Jefa, I didn't have any side effects with Versed other than memory loss, LOL. I just read a warning about it today, leading me to post my question. The warning was about using Versed with lung disease, and I figured that unless you HAD to have it, maybe it wasn't such a good idea. However, me sitting in a dentist chair aware of what is going on is also not a good idea. :)

My rheumatologist and periodontist are going to talk soon, so they can discuss Cellcept and my health history. My periodontist wants me to stop taking it while I heal and my rheumatologist does not want me to stop taking it. Oh, the details.

Thanks for the link Jefa!

Thanks again!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:51 AM

Perosnally I LOVE Versed ... best thing ever invented :o) I had it for my endoscopy and assume I'll be getting it again for the brochoscopy so I say ... have at it girl!!!
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:49 AM

Hi Tang,
I'm a bit late here but I would go for it! I have ILD too, which all of my dr's are aware of. In the past two months I have been given versed three times with no adverse reasction. This may be in part due to the fact that I am super sensitive to meds so I only get half the dose they would normally give someone else!

Keep us posted! That is if you remember anything...

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:09 AM

Hee hee, thanks everyone! I guess there is nothing to be worried about.
I was scheduled for June 17 for the implants, but yesterday my rheumatologist advised me to go off Cellcept two weeks prior to the procedure and stay off until the sutures are removed, which is usually about 2 weeks later. I'll have to wait until late August now.
Hopefully my teeth will stay put until then.

Thanks so much. I appreciate everyone's help with this, as it has gotten me down.

Love,
Tangelo

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:07 AM

Well Tange... We'll be on standby... waiting until you go for your dental implants!

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