circular wrote:This is a bit ironic and hopefully helpful. I also took my father for a procedure yesterday where they used propofol. He is elderly and e3/4 and possibly beginning to experience some mild cognitive impairment. They only needed him really out for 15 minutes, so his dose may have been less than yours. He rebounded quickly without a trace of an effect. He had 300 mg gabapentin with evening meds the night before.
slacker wrote:Here's a link to possible drug interactions of propofol and klonopin. Propofol is used for "conscious sedation" during procedures like a colonoscopy so that the person doesn't really know what is going on. If you need propofol in the future, it might be worth discussing what happened to you with the anesthesiologist. It's tricky balance between not enough and too much.
TheBrain wrote:circular wrote:This is a bit ironic and hopefully helpful. I also took my father for a procedure yesterday where they used propofol. He is elderly and e3/4 and possibly beginning to experience some mild cognitive impairment. They only needed him really out for 15 minutes, so his dose may have been less than yours. He rebounded quickly without a trace of an effect. He had 300 mg gabapentin with evening meds the night before.
Thanks, Circular. Your experience with your dad is certainly timely and definitely helpful. It's too bad about that other person. I hope he's okay.
When I first staring using clonazepam in 2003, I took 1 mg at bedtime. It was like a miracle drug. I slept through the night, with the exception of waking up once briefly to use the bathroom. Of course, tolerance has built up over time, but there was a long stretch where I only used 1/4 mg at bedtime a couple days a week and then I slowly weaned off of it altogether and went about 10 months without it. Of course, I'd like to get off of it entirely, but I don't see that coming any time soon based on how I've been sleeping lately.
It's amazing to me that a 1/4 dose gets you back on track for months. I wish!
circular wrote:Well that's not to say that I'm not often very stressed and at times to the point it affects my sleep, but I usually use other means to manage it and reserve the 1/4 dose clonapin for the most extreme scenarios. So 'back on my track' isn't necessarily desirable As I always question, some day external conditions will calm down?
TheBrain wrote:My sister Valerie has twice had precancerous polyps removed during colonoscopies (three polyps in all). She's 18 months younger than me and smoked cigarettes much longer than I did. (I quit at age 22. I'm 59 now.) In the past month or two, I heard in a podcast that untreated SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) can lead to cancer (although colon cancer wasn't specifically mentioned). My SIBO was undiagnosed for many years, maybe even decades. So it appears that all theses thoughts were running around in my head and then vocalized before I was truly awake.
Nords wrote:I had one polyp removed on my 50-year-old colonoscopy, and it was considered precancerous. The doctor recommended another colonoscopy in five years. At the 55-year-old colonoscopy, no polyps were found and I was paroled for 10 years due to good behavior.
If there's nothing on my 65-year-old exam then I might just declare myself finished with that procedure... assuming Medicare decides it's even worth doing past that age.
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