Monday, September 5, 2016

More From The Comments

I got this little gem of wisdom from the comments on this post:  No Midazolam: Medical People Speak Out Against Versed

The article quoted was from a colonscopy discussion and yet, here is this comment...

 "Versed may be an evil drug but I'm pretty sure the patient not being aware while being cut open and the head of a bone sawed off was not entirely for the "staffs convenience""

Once again we have somebody, presumably a medical person, telling us that if we refuse the Versed, we will be subjected to torture and nothing else can or will be used to ameliorate the pain in what appears to be a painful, though unnamed, procedure.  I can assure you that colonoscopies do NOT include sawing off the heads of bones.  According to this commenter,  nothing but Versed can/will be used, no Propofol, no G/A drugs, no Fentanyl, nothing.  Does that sound right to you?

Can you imagine being cut open and the head of a bone sawed off with just an unpredictable amnesia drug?  What if, like me, you don't get amnesia?  It curdles my blood to think about it, yet this is what the commenter would have us believe.  It's either take the amnesia drug to (maybe) scramble the delicate processes of your brain while they do this, or you decide NOT to have the amnesia drug and they do this to you just the same.  Whether it works or not, they have no way of knowing.  The staff doesn't want you suing them for their inhumane treatment, so they give you amnesia, but not pain relief apparently.  Right.  How stupid do you think I am?

Even if this kind of surgery were done with ONLY Versed, it would still be for the staff's convenience, not the patients'.  They wouldn't want you to REMEMBER how vicious they are and how they tortured you without relief, but they still want to torture you, according to this poster.  The pain you suffer through is the same whether they give you amnesia or not.  Why is this fact so routinely dismissed?  Versed has ZERO pain relief properties, in fact studies have shown that patients actually feel pain more acutely with Versed in their brain.  It's called CONSCIOUS, as in awake and aware (see the commenter's lie above) and able to feel pain, SEDATION for a reason.  So Versed use in this scenario is ONLY for the benefit of the staff, the claims of this poster not-withstanding.

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