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Old 11th February 2019, 19:05   #21
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I've been on Atorvastatin for the last 19 years. I had no problems to begin with but for the last two to three years I've been suffering from muscle pain, mainly in my thighs and upper arms. I put it down to getting older but reading this thread got me wondering, so I looked at the Patient Information Leaflet and discovered that in recent years I've also had several of the other listed side effects (ringing in the ears, back pain, tingling fingers etc). I've booked a doctor's appointment for this Wednesday evening in the hope that I'll be prescribed an alternative medicine that will at least lessen the symptoms if not eradicate them altogether - assuming it's the Atorvastatin that's causing the issues in the first place.

I seem to only get telephone appointments now and in regards to the Atovastatin, it was the head of the practice who rang me. He said stop taking it for a month, to see if that cures the cramp and trembling feeling. It did, instantly - it was obvious the first day I didn't take them, tremor feeling went and no more cramps.
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Old 11th February 2019, 19:25   #22
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I had an OGD (camera down the oesophagus) in August, when I was rushed in on B&T's due to a serious bleed and considerable blood loss. My first in August when semi conscious due to blood loss - remembered little about it, so I was still worried the second time around, on a follow up OGD.



It was an absolute doddle - I had asked for the numb throat and some anaesthetic when completing the form. Nurse assessed me on arrival, I had used the bus rather than car - as I had been warned I would be groggy from the anaesthetic and made sure I was accompanied for the same reason. She raised concerns that I would be going home via public transport as I wouldn't be fit to, suggested I get a taxi. Even then, I was warned I would be 4 or 5 hours before I was even fit to move at all. No patient transport could be sorted in time, in view of the 4 to 5 hours - I agreed to risk it with no anaesthetic. Then the doctor came to assess me, she said I would be fit to go 1 or 2 hours after the OGD would I like to have anaesthetic after all, providing I agreed to getting a taxi home.. I agreed, so she whistled me straight in... The telephone assessment two weeks earlier had said I would be in and out in less than two hours.

Throat spray, IV for anaesthetic, bite gently on plastic guide thingummy in mouth and off we went, me fully conscious and giving thumbs up as the camera went down to confirm I was OK. With camera making its way down, I could feel my stomach seem to blow up (air?), which was the only very slightly painful part, but only slight.

After which they kept me on a trolley for 45 minutes and checked BP an pulse a couple of time, before saying I could get up, to sit in a chair for 15minutes, after which I was told I could go home. I felt absolutely fine and we made our way a mile across town walking to catch the bus. I told to expect a sore throat, it felt fine and I hate a good meal two hours after the op. They also warn not to operate machinery nor drive for 24 hours, but..

I'm not sure difference the anaesthetic made, but I never noticed any effect and would have been happy making my own way home after it, or even driving (though I would not take that risk). I went in laughing and joking with staff and came out laughing and joking with staff.

Would I go through it again - yep, no bother at all, absolutely nowt to it.
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Old 11th February 2019, 19:45   #23
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I'm not sure difference the anaesthetic made, but I never noticed any effect
I've had the camera down the throat twice, without anaesthetic, and detested the experience both times. The second time I wanted the anaesthetic but they talked me out of it, assuring me techniques and equipment had improved since my first one a number of years ago and it would be much easier . . . . utter bollox! . . . . it was just as bad as I remembered! As soon as the tube goes down my throat my body goes into a reflex reaction and, no matter how much I try to ignore what's going on, does everything it can to get the thing out again!
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Old 11th February 2019, 21:29   #24
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I've had the camera down the throat twice, without anaesthetic, and detested the experience both times. The second time I wanted the anaesthetic but they talked me out of it, assuring me techniques and equipment had improved since my first one a number of years ago and it would be much easier . . . . utter bollox! . . . . it was just as bad as I remembered! As soon as the tube goes down my throat my body goes into a reflex reaction and, no matter how much I try to ignore what's going on, does everything it can to get the thing out again!

That was the main reason for which I wanted anaesthetic, a very strong reaction to anything going down my throat - I even struggle to get pills down - so it would be easier for them.
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