My upper endoscopy got rescheduled because I reacted really badly
to the lidocaine last time, and I just got a letter saying that my new appointment is in 2 weeks.
I don't want to get it done without anesthetic because I have a bad gag reflex and a terrible, crippling phobia of being sick to my stomach, but the lidocaine had me dizzy and dry heaving earlier (in addition to other effects). The hospital staff- particularly the GI specialist- didn't believe me and kept saying "it's just nerves" or "you're just hungry", even though I was 100% fine beforehand.
Like, no, I am well aware of what my anxiety and hunger nausea feel like, and they don't make me gag and dry heave. My anxiety and hunger also don't make me delirious like this stuff does.
Idk if there are other numbing agents they can use, but I've reacted poorly to lidocaine ever since I was a kid (didn't know the name of it until last month)... I don't think they'll believe me if I tell them that, though.
Maybe I can get them to put me under general anesthetic instead. Had to do that for my wisdom teeth, since I had a very traumatic experience getting teeth pulled as a kid.