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Friday, July 24th 2009, 8:07pm

Evening! I had GA for EC. It was all very quick and painless!

No idea what sedation is like but I think most ladies have it for EC and seem to be ok with it. I'm sure someone will be along in a minute to tell you about it!

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Friday, July 24th 2009, 9:02pm

Hi Olivia,

There's a couple of previous threads that have discussed this that might be worth you having a look through:

EC - sedation vs general

Sedation or General for egg collection?

I guess it boils down to the preferred choice of the clinic, each has it's own set of advantages and disadvantages - but as long as your knocked out you'll be fine :snigger:

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Friday, July 24th 2009, 10:17pm

thanks ladies..

moonshine.. that's true :snigger: thanks for the links, i'll take a look now.

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Friday, July 24th 2009, 11:10pm

I had sedation and was fine. I had a GA when I had my feet operated on and I must admit I came around in teh recovery room bawling my eyes out and had a pretty awful weekend after as I was all sleepy etc from the GA whereas with the sedation for EC I was fine after and had no bad side effects!!

Your choice I guess but i would always opt for sedation for the quicker recovery time!
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Sunday, July 26th 2009, 9:05am

Hi I had a GA......I'd already opted for this as I really didn't want to know anything about it and in the past have come round from them fine. My clinic also said it was best that I had GA as there were so many eggs colleced. At my last scan before EC I had over 50 follies.

Anyway when I came round I think I was coughing and kind of recall telling the nurse I felt sick but as soon as I had a couple of drinks I was fine just very sore and tender but that was due to the over stimming which resulted in OHSS
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Monday, August 17th 2009, 8:26pm

Useful info if you are scared of the needle used for sedation / anaesthetic

I had a hysteroscopy (camera inside the uterus) under general anaesthetic on Friday. As always I made a big fuss about having the needle put in my hand. The doc said it was no problem and drifted me off to sleep using gas. It is what they usually do for children but don't normally bother for adults. First they gave me pure oxygen through the mask, then he said that he was putting laughing gas through, finally he said that I would start to get a funny smell and taste. I was laughing away telling him that it was foul so I was holding my breath and then I started to get a bit light headed and that was the last thing I knew until I woke up in recovery.

I knew they were going to have to put the needle in my hand when I was already asleep but I did a deal with the doc to have it removed before I woke up.

So I never saw a needle throughout the whole process and it was far less stressful that usual. I highly recommend it!
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Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:23pm

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Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 10:24am

How thoughtful of your Doc, its so nice when they treat you so well xx

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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 12:36pm

Sedation

Hi there
I am having my EC tomorrow and will be sedated.
Can anyone tell me how this works, in that are you completly out of it? Sleepy? How are you afterwards?

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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 12:50pm

Thank you for your very quick reply!
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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 4:01pm

Good Luck hmcl, I too am having EC tomorrow morning, so very nervous but I will be thinking of you.
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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 6:51pm

Hi, I will also be having EC tomorrow morning....this is my first time so I am soooo nervous,
will b thnking of u both...
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Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 6:59pm

I was terribly worried about the sedation but having done it twice now I can say that it really is nothing to worry about. For me the worst bit is when they put the needle in my arm but that this nothing more than having a blood test (which I also hate). When they start to put the drugs in I remember getting a very pleasent light headed feeling and I remember absolutely nothing after that until I woke up. I always come out of it really well and I am up and about within half an hour.

Good luck all of you having EC tomorrow.
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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 6:11pm

You were so right Newlywed. It went well. Dont know why I got so nervous about it all.
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Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 3:24pm

Hi H, I was worried about sedation (had it twice now) and it really is OK. Just a needle in your arm like a blood test as said above, they inject the drugs into you, I felt like I had drunk 12 vodkas, so quite nice feeling! but i dont remember at any point actually going to sleep but later on I cant recall what happened, very weird but is all very OK! Hope everything went well for you xx
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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 9:33am

Sedation Questions

Can anyone tell me what the conscious sedation is like? ?( Do you wear your own night dress and slippers to the theatre (is it even a theatre?) or more of a room? Are you awake when they put the needle thingy in the back of your hand? Do you put your legs in stirrups before you drift off or do they do that once you’re under sedation :O?

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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 11:32am

Hi Angel-mouse

I expect different clinics do it a bit differently. But here is what happened to me.

I had a canula put into my vein at the elbow. Then I was asked to go for a wee, just before being taken into the room (it was more of a room than a theatre). Then I stripped my bottom half off (I was wearing normal clothes, not dressing gown and slippers!) and lay on the bed with a sheet covering me. Then the staff came in (three of them I think - one to look after me, one to do the procedure and one to look after the eggs). I put my legs up on the cradle/stirrup things and got 'comfy'. Then the nurse put the sedation into my arm and it all went a bit hazy. I was aware of what was going on, and they were explaining everything to me and DH (who was sitting by me holding my hand). It did hurt a bit, but because of the sedation it was 'distant' pain. They told me how many eggs they had collected, and then I was left to rest for a short while before getting dressed, being given my drugs etc. and going home!

Hope this helps a bit. As I say, different clinics may have different procedures. Good luck!

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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 8:42pm

at my clinic I get there an hour before, they put me in a gown an hair net thing (not my own) and some paper pants I think.

Then nurse puts canula in back of my hand and some oral painkillers and tamazepan.

DH has to get into surgical trousers and top and plastic croc shoe things.

Then we all go into the room - like cross between scan room and theatre. I jump on the bed and put my legs in stirrups, then they put a blue surigcal cloth over my bottom half and legs. Then one lady puts sedation in, one nurse helps doctor who does procedure and embryologist is in adjoining room and shouts egg if there is one each time.

After I rested for about an hour then go for a pee, I have to drink and eat something then I can go home.

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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 8:50pm

Hi Angel Mouse,

My treatment was through the nhs but EC was done at a private clinic. Here's my experience.

I had to take my nightgown and slippers, I had to strip off and put on one of their own gowns (very sexy!!), I had to walk to the threatre wearing my slippers and nighgown. When I got to the threatre I took off my nightgown and slippers but kept the sexy gown on. The anethetist then put the canula into the back of my hand and gave me the sedative, as this kicked in the threatre staff helped get me into position on the strirrups. I kind of new what was going on but was only semi concious, I could feel little twinges but nothing to be affraid off at all and the whole thing was over in about 10 mins. I was really scared but it was find.

Like Platinum said though, each clinic will do things differently.

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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 9:12pm

hi angel mouse

I just had sedation today with my egg collection, and it was fine, they took me to a separate little room with like a really comfortable chair that reclines and I put on a gown but can keep my top and bra on underneath. When they ready they took me to a bigger room which is like a small theatre but not quite the same scale where there was the consultant and two nurses and an embriologist (she wouldnt be there if you having IUI). The consultant did the canular in my arm at my elbow and thats just like a sharp scratch of the needle then nothing else and whilst you might be talking to everybody else he inserts the sedation and next thing you know you are feeling rather like you have had 12 vodkas (great feeling!) and you lay down and they put your legs on the stirrup things and to be honest i dont really remember much after that, I do remember feeling a bit uncomfortable when he was trying to look at my left ovary for eggs (trouble getting access) but didn't feel anything happening in my right and he took 7 eggs, I dont remember getting back in the wheelchair just to go back to the room and then spent nearly an hour just taking it easy, having a couple of biscuits, drinking water and making sure you pee and if you feel ok you can go straight home. Nothing to it really, you will be absolutely fine. Good luck :hugs:
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Monday, December 21st 2009, 3:36pm

Does sedation knock you out?

Hello and merry christmas.

I am having EC tomorrow - I'm now starting to feel sick with nerves :headache .

At my last scan I had 23 follies, 17 on the right and 6 on the left.

Does the sedation knock you out, are you awake, or does it differ in people?

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 4:09pm

I had general first time and was totally knocked out. Last week I sedation, I was totally aware what was going on I just closed my eyes and did lots of deep breathing. It was totally fine actually so nothing to be scared of. I did have sedation before non IVF related and I do remember feeling completely knocked out. I guess it depends how much of the stuff you are given. Do not worry anyway just relax.

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 4:34pm

I had sedation. I was told I chatted away through the whole procedure but I don't remember a thing about it. I have had EC twice and it is absolutely nothing to worry about. The worst bit for me was the needle in the back of my hand but even that was fine and within 30 seconds of that I was out of it. Different people react differently but I was up and about with no pain whatsoever within 30 minutes.

Good luck tomorrow. It is really will be worth it when you get your BFP!
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Monday, December 21st 2009, 5:59pm

Thanks Jo and Newly Wed.

I guess I will just have to go with it - there are people going through worse things than me.

Congratulations on your success Newly Wed :thumbsup2: and I've got my fingers crossed for you Jo xfingers .

How many eggs did you both have put back in?

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Monday, December 21st 2009, 6:05pm

i had light sedation for both of my transfers. i found canular uncomfortable, dont remember a thing about the procedure but my DH says i was on a loop for about 3 hrs later. i dont remember that either, apparently i was chatting crap and repeating myself constantly. wouldnt say its unpleasant. good luck to all


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Monday, December 21st 2009, 6:10pm

I was sedated and don't remember a thing. They told me to completely relax and I was so intent on making sure I didn't
feel a thing so just closed my eyes and was woken up when it was all over. Hope all goes well.



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Friday, November 5th 2010, 6:51pm

I've got e/c on monday and this time I am having sedation. I have read all the posts, but I'm still scared I will be awake, or feel pain! I don't want to see/hear anything! :scared:

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Saturday, May 14th 2011, 5:52pm

Egg collection sedation

Hi guys, this procedure scares me as i usually avoid taking drugs when i can so the thought of something alien being injected into my body is worrying me. How do they know how much to put into you, is it based on height weight etc or is it just the same for each person?. I know i sound overly dramatic but i would just like to put my own mind to rest so ant help would be much appreciated.
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Saturday, May 14th 2011, 5:57pm

Hi there,

I have never been sedated but I would assume it is worked out on your weight so they know how much to give you. I have always had a GA so not sure?!

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Saturday, May 14th 2011, 6:16pm

Don't worry! It is based on height, weight and age. You will be asked minutes before EC about any allergies and other medications you are taking.

You will meet the anaesthetist and he will reassure you. I had general for EC and it went fine.
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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 4:02pm

Just thought id post in case anyone was looking recently. I had my EC today, ive always been fine coming round from GAs but had a sedation, people had said they may try and talk you into a GA but this wasnt even mentioned so maybe it goes off the consultants preference. I was in at 10 and out by 10past under sedation i actually loved it i was awake throughout in an almost dreamy trance and can honestly say did not feel any pain throughout the ec at all. Since then mild very mild period type cramp and feel abit woozy and tired if im stood up or walking around too much but other than that absolutley fine. they say sedation has a quicker recovery time and i was home by 11:50am
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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 4:04pm

oh and i wasnt weighed or anything before hand just asked all the usual questions, last ate? medication? crowns fillings etc? i presume if it does go off height and weight they kept it from when they originally weighed me that must be getting on for 9months or so now at least
Just thought id post in case anyone was looking recently. I had my EC today, ive always been fine coming round from GAs but had a sedation, people had said they may try and talk you into a GA but this wasnt even mentioned so maybe it goes off the consultants preference. I was in at 10 and out by 10past under sedation i actually loved it i was awake throughout in an almost dreamy trance and can honestly say did not feel any pain throughout the ec at all. Since then mild very mild period type cramp and feel abit woozy and tired if im stood up or walking around too much but other than that absolutley fine. they say sedation has a quicker recovery time and i was home by 11:50am
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