Makes it worth it to take the time to write & answer questions. The very powerful, potent, anesthetic agents are certainly no exception. I write from the perspective of both a doctor and a patient. Find doctors & request online appointments. My sputum is tinged a little pink, and I feel that me esophagus is irritated. Anesthesia may sound potentially scary and unpleasant, but keep in mind that all medications have side effects. There are just too many variables and potential factors to have any idea without the whole story. Any advice would be great...thanks!! Lipotropic agents promote the flow of fat and bile to and from the liver. Swallowing is very difficult due to the constant fear of choking to death on anything I eat or drink. I had a dnc of uterus. The anesthesia should have no permanent effect on your throat but the instruments used can make it feel differently for some time. The funny little hallucinations, the euphoria of the narcotics, the general well being and happiness. I still feel tired days later. Very often, their occupation or background gives clues that this may be an issue. I'm just worried that something will go wrong or if that I'll be different after waking up. Blood chemistries? It was so weird because both times I was fine for a good half-hour after the surgery, then my heart quit and I spent the next few hours groggy, nauseus and miserable. Learn more from our experts on anesthesia. That would be my son Jake when he was 4. I tried unsuccessfully to reach the surgeon by phone. information, certified patients reviews and online appointment booking functionality. You can then work with your vet to minimize your cat's risks and help keep him safe. I began to have hissing in the head starting in september..terrible i still have it...that is why i had the mra.and hearing is fine. I had surgery in November, still chasing those pesky fibroids, this surgeon got them ALL! I remember in the waiting area before surgery with many other patients they gave me a shot and said I will fade and I did. I can't find anything similar online either. And, thank you for the experience of sharing. Is the size of the endotracheal tube used an important factor in detetmining the chances of having a sore throat in the post operative period? First experience with propofol and it was excellent. I have had 20 surgeries in 33 years of my 42 on this earth, and a quarter of those were in my first 6 months of life. Everything went well and I was ready to get up and go home, when suddenly my heart stopped and I awoke approximately 1 mintue later with about 8 people standing around my bed shouting at me (scary!). Interesting hub! The most important thing you can do to prevent anesthesia side effects is make sure a physician anesthesiologist is involved in your care. I haven't even asked if you are taking any medicines. I am rummaging through synapses and neurotransmitters seeking discovery. I could not remember the previous 30 days, could not remember how to do my job, and felt like I was behind a veil that I couldn't pierce to get to my brain! I just have simply an inability to recall for about a few days before the surgery back for a month to two months. Thank you!! This pain is excruciating. But here is the thing, he claims that he doesn't remember anything. It's very disturbing having no knowledge of 4 days and functioning in my home but not in public that I know about yet. I don't think I have enough info to answer your question. the age of 19, I had liposuction done 12 years ago under general anesthesia (1 1/2 hour long) . Take a minute to do your own research to learn about it and consider getting tested. All this in 10-15min she informed me when I came around 4 days later. Other than that, it would be hard to say what causes this. Before going on, though, it might be helpful to distinguish a "side effect" from a "complication." Any problem with long term effect on vision? I feel all of this was triggered by the general anesthesia. My neck muscles were also achy which I think is what triggered the migraine (most of my migraines come from my neck). Seriously tho! I could not remember why I put certain things on my desk "to do" for three days following surgery. I was given Hydrocodon Acetaminophen to take for pain at home and have only used 3. However, I did not forget again. Thank you for taking the time to answer questions in a very thorough manner! TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on May 26, 2013: Christine- I'm not sure I have a great explanation for you that the cardiac testing wasn't able to find. Due to the numbness on top of my tongue, the numbness in my tongue goes all the way down my throat. Most people complain of itching on their face, especially the tip of the nose. It was the worst part of my recovery. I woke up 2 days after the surgery. So I'm functioning talking to my girlfriend telling her she deserves better than me, I'm no good, I'm a piece of shit not only shit but I'm at the bottom of that pile. Prior to a pain injection in back or hip no small tart & a cup of coffee will not allow iv sedation for three min.? Can anesthesia make you tired for days after? So I had shots in my lower back for pain, and they used an IV and called it 'Conscious sedation'. Help dr. Would not giv me sedation for fear I would get nausea then air in lungs etc. I'm assuming that the following statement "If you actually felt giddy, it's likely there was one or more of those drugs used too." Please let me know if you would like to give more info- were you awake or asleep for the biopsy? After the third treatment I had, upon waking from the anesthesia I could not breathe! Should I just rule this as a post surgery fluke that lasted 5 days? Don't fight drowsiness! Is it possible that the cough I have is caused from the anesthesia, hi, i had gen. anes. But, it usually is related to some event- needle, nerves, reaction to some other sensation on the body, changing position (standing up, especially if dehydrated). I had general anesthesia three years ago and suffered from POCD for five weeks. If you feel queasy or haven't moved your bowels, it's only natural … I'm an 18 year old female with no history of "gang related violence". I think I only ever got 2 or 3 doses of vomiting and those were mainly from spinal surgery. That did affect me. 2018 had outpatient surgery for a torn meniscus. As soon as the anesthesia wore off, I immediately experienced an extreme pounding pain in my tongue. why does it take me a long time to finally go under when I am given general anesthesia? Should I just rule this as a post surgery fluke that lasted 5 days? I had intense muscle aches and was worried something was very wrong. During the days before your procedure: Tell your provider about allergies or health conditions you have, what medicines you are taking, and what anesthesia or sedation you have had before. If you keep feeling weak or tired, consult your doctor to have blood exams for hemoglobin and electrolytes. I woke up yelling, trying to stand on the bed but what made it worst was that the Anesthesiologist along with two nurses were laughing at my reaction, not trying to calm me down, it continued when i was taken to my room, the nurse let me crawl from the post-op bed to my hospital bed, the whole time I was telling him it wasn't funny and to help, he made a small move to help but it was my assigned room nurse that came in and helped me calm down. I had a virteous eye surgery pulled a horse shoe tare on retina. I feel tired and somewhat week. Is this a side affect or something else. Could anesthesia be possible problem post procedures? It should be stressed that these displays of emotion are not under the patient's voluntary control. I remember the conversation of the nurses like a hazy dream. Recently Diagnosed on September 14, 2016: I'm doing surgery in less than a month for uterine fibroids and the taught of having to go though such an evasive procedure scares me but I've got no choice but to go on with it, so since i can't run away from it cause it'll eventually catch up to me, my question is - what is the level of pain i will be hsving after surgery?, i have a low treshold of pain, great information by the way. Moreover, there are some surgeries, particularly those in the abdomen or chest, that require the muscles used to breath to stay relaxed and not contract. But what I know, after he woke up, about half an hour later, he attacked my friend and treated her very harshly. When finally stood up..a severe sharp head pain for 2 weeks had to take advil gel 40 of them..brought the inflammation down, but still had pressure and lightheadness since the surgery since july 2018. They will be able to discuss all of the risks and benefits with you. I have had several surgeries so I am pretty familiar with the "common" side effects, nothing like this. Luckily, Benadryl can easily treat this side effect. I passed out, eyes rolled back, completely unresponsive and weak or no pulse. A week later and after 5 days in the hospital they are back up to 94-98%. My sister and her husband were standing at the foot of the gurney. If you are having surgery, talk to the pre-op nurse or the anesthesiologist (or both) about any concerns that you have. My major concerns are what are the long term side effects? General anesthesia effects usually least hours. I understand that the surgical position was: supine postion with head down and feet up at I would guess ~ 60degrees. Why did this happen and how come no one warned us he may not have vision. A 30-year-old female asked: ... How long before general anesthesia can you smoke? Often, if muscle aches accompany a sore throat, patients become concerned that they have the flu or that they “caught” something in the hospital. In order to help you breathe or control breathing, the anesthesiologist can choose among several methods. I had a thoracotomy of the right lung back in '06. I remember awakening and I had one sock one foot and the other was gone. I was just curious if that was normal? Two to three hrs. I felt pretty bad for a few hours and had pain, so the nurse gave me morphine. Some anesthetized patients are able to breathe on their own while others require some intervention. 0. I might give some extra medications like the sedative that is often given preoperatively (midazolam, Versed). I had a lithotrypsy done and as I approached the 24hr postoperative mark I began to belch and pass gas frequently. I've heard so many guesses it has me concerned I have greater issues. I went to get 2 of my teeth extracted under local anesthesia (the shot numbing one). I started a little spat with her which I escalated the to me thinking she dumped me, I'm losing my best friend, love and support and I'm going to die alone. However, some people remain confused for days or weeks, or longer, after their surgery and anesthetic. However, first make sure it's okay to take over-the-counter medicines with the prescriptions you have been given. In this article, I will share with you what I tell my patients. Clearly this was not a vasovagal reaction to an injection because the injection never occurred yesterday. Today I woke up at 7 am and at 8 am I went back to sleep and slept till 2 pm.. is this common? Please enter your username and password to try again. I am now in day five and curious to see if anything else pops up. General anesthesia has side effects and risks, but it is a necessity for many operations. I had an advanced endoscopy 4 days ago where they removed a bezoar. How long are you under anesthesia for a colonoscopy? Let me know if you do find out as I'm curious too :) Plus, it would be good for you to know in the future! This went on for what seemed like hours but had to be at least about an hour. I was under conscious sedation. Working together- everything went smooth. I want it to stop. It was something a long the lines like he was going to do something to reduce or avoid it happening. My husband went to the Dentist for a few tooth extractions. My throat has never felt the same. ive had gen. anes. Sondra Rochelle from USA on February 07, 2014: It is interesting that you wrote this right now because I just had a major "go round" with my pain management doctor because his anesthesia people have been using Fentanyl with me, despite the fact that I have asked them directly not to do so due to the fact that this stuff really has a bad after affect on me. A rather curious and common, although less-researched, side effect of anesthesia is emotional displays or outbursts after awakening. Don't Get Enough Food or Drink. Why did my left foot turn inafter Ketomine3 doses and then Fentonal? Thank you so much for reporting back and letting me know. About 1 day after surgery, I started to feel a bit nauseous and dizzy. Fatigue after general anesthesia is very common and is secondary to the disruption of biological rhythms and the sedative effects caused by the drugs used for sedation.It can be felt for a few days to a few months in nearly one third of anesthetized patients. A young man may wake up combative and in "fight" mode. My neurologist told me that up to 16% of people over the age of 60 can get POCD and some will develop dementia and basically come out of anesthesia with dementia. Hi I had surgery 4 days ago under both armpits to remove cysts I've been getting chest pain is this normal? A lot of local anesthesia was used for both sides inside and outside gums so like 4 shots? Thank You Daughter or Maat for bringing it to my attention. 1. Is that normal? Sorry I can't give more insight and I hope that you are feeling better!! I guess the only way to resolve this is to contact him and see if he has an explanation, Thank you again for your help. My young and bright nurse said I wouldn't remember anything. Could you shed any light on this? it's been over 24hrs and still i'm getting anaesthetic smell and dizziness when i cough or take a deep breath. I think it did help with stuff I am going through today. Unfortunately I began bleeding severely on day five and had to have emergency surgery to stop the bleeding. At this point we know only that older patients and patients of lower socio-economic status have a higher risk for POCD. For instance, weight gain is a side effect of certain medications. The narcotics can produce euphoria especially when IV'd. Surgery was a Friday and today is Saturday. Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on July 13, 2013: Great article. Finally doctor Checked and told that nothing pblm. However, side effects typically do not cause any lasting harm. (By the way, the total bill was $19,000.) I have found that just reassuring the patient and then telling them ahead of time (I like to do it when they are going to sleep too- more suggestible) that they will wake up happy will lead to a better wake up. It was a 2-3/4 hour surgery. Are symptoms of nausea and dizziness common after g.a. Can you tell if this is common or not and what could have caused this event? He also felt dizzy, light headed and nauseous. 1 doctor agrees. After several heart tests over the next week or so, it was determined that there was nothing wrong with me. But my back hurts between shoulder blades, and I just feel punk. Thank you for asking about your face lift recovery.You had a lot of surgery -But usually after 9 days, one should be able to be out for a meal without exhaustion.I would contact your own surgeon and discuss this. I'm still very sedated and in a fog. I have seen people have severe vasovagal reactions (including something called the Jarrish-Bezold reaction) both under anesthesia, during surgery and after it. I've had a hysterescopy five days ago with GA, it was to remove a large polyp which turned out to be a fibroid. Does anyone have any advice? I normally have low blood pressure, and it was low in recovery (@ 90/60, I think). afterward i had severe indigestion, burning , did he get the tube in my airway ? Care Agreement You have the right to help plan your care. So if we can't change many of these risk factors, what can we do about this particularly unpleasant side effect? Get the latest health tips to your inbox, © 2008 - Privacy Policy - Archive - Find the Right Doctor for You. It’s normal to feel relaxed while receiving anesthesia, but most people don’t say anything unusual. My wife was there and I kept thanking her for staying with me. It’s such a frequent side effect that it has its own name: post-operative nausea and vomiting, or PONV. I wish my surgeon had read this article instead of telling me these pains were not due to the surgery. It … Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered. However, as there were no complications, etc I was released ~ about 7 hours after surgery. I asked my doctor but he could not give me an explanation. Would this be an after effect of anesthesia? This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. My son had general anesthesia for dental work. Well written and easy to understand. I am a twenty year old male in very good health. I still feel tired days later. But there are simple ways to help speed up your recovery. TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on April 26, 2013: I had angallbladder removed 5 days ago. I'm so curious. Then, with all the stress I held in along with all contributing factors part of my brain shutdown and basically in simple terms I was sleep walking for 4 days. Is it possible that the reactions can be caused by a defective MTHFR gene? I have a serious question. Is this caused by anesthisia? But after that test mom got THRUSH in her that cause of anesthia? It was quiet when i went in and woke up with pulsing electricity. If I remember correctly I was given Demerol to calm me down. hi I had surgery 5 days ago my arm have been hurting on the arm the iv was given in my arm feel weak and I can hardly write what is going on im nervous and im only 26 years old. Muscle aches result from one of the medicines used to relax or "paralyze" the muscles so as to make it easier to insert the breathing tube and perform the surgery. Best of luck and good health to all. She had to go to hospital. My mom troubled by the pblm in her throat. That may sound strange, but it's true. was referring to versed, nitrous oxide and propofol. I got dressed and was wheeled out of the hospital to my husband. that's fine - i can eat (obviously). Yeah, it's been 11 years. than they came up with a pain med. Is this normal, it's never happened before. Understand your health I had myself checked out numerous times from all type of speciality doctors with negative results (blood work, MRI, SPECT, stress test). Then, the progression is from sleepiness to unconsciousness to coma and death. does cause sweating after a vocal cord stripping remove. I also get very cold and have been anaemic for at least last 2 and a half years, I suspect more. I had my wisdom teeth removed and when I woke up I was out of it. Right after the surgery my co2 levels dropped to below 80. I often hear that people have a history of waking that way. It wasn't until day three when I experienced horrible feelings of what may be described as delirium or POCD? Glad it was a better experience for you!! I am 63 and had 2 1/2 hour laparoscopic abdominal rectal prolapse surgery (no resection) 8 days ago. I was going under today and before I passed out my throat and airways constricted..I could not inhale air..I was suffocating..why? It's nice to see doctors on here providing such great advice. Because of the prior incident everyone agreed that skipping the toradol injection would be a great idea. They were ready to start CPR and use the defibrillator, but fortunately I came around without such help. Thanks and take care... One of the reasons more educated, professional people do not report confusion lasting more than a day or two ...may be the fact that you report that lower socio economic and elderly have more problems. I wish I had read this beforehand although I do think I was given the anti-nausea meds by the anesthesiologist and surgeon after. One to one post anesthesia nurses caring for waking brains and waiting to see if there is a happy drunk coming out or a flat affect that will turn into something recognizable. It doesn't have to be at the time of an injection, either. What should I do? I had anaesthesia today for electroconvulsive therapy, and I was uncontrollably crying for over an hour. When they are awake enough to talk, they cannot explain why they are crying, and they often report that they don't feel particularly sad. Ask your surgeon at your follow up visit what they decided was the main cause. i mean, wth is with the breath? Since then I have had some very severe body aches not just from the surgery but I think from all the jumping and crawling around I did. Is the low blood pressure very dangerous? Most people don't remember much after the pre-op sedative has been given. Complications are sometimes avoidable and sometimes not, depending on any pre-existing conditions and other factors. I had surgery a week ago. Sometimes cats have a bad reaction to anesthesia that can lead to other health issues. I am suffering mood swings after general anathestic. I had g.a. No one, not even your anesthesiologist, can predict how you will feel or which side effects you may experience. General anesthesia puts you into a deep sleep so that you will not feel any pain or have any awareness of what’s happening. I tried it and it was the best sleep I ever had. What say you? 09-25-10 © Andrei Malov; standard license, iStockphoto. Then combine that with the other physical factors of starving prior to surgery, reduced appetite after and any pain post op. Thank you for any help! 5 years ago I had a tubal ligation with twilight anesthesia. I seem to remember I had a mask or nostril tube in ICU until a point. Are they permanent or go away and heal completely? Can anyone answer this question. I have to have more surgery. A dental anesthetic is a locally acting anesthetic and its effects wear off after a few hours.. and it does not go to the brain as it acts in a local area. Thanks for sharing your insight and expertise - voted up! When coming out of anesthesia in the recovery, most people experience a profound sense of confusion and disorientation. No see. I had angallbladder removed 5 days ago. Yesterday I had an endometrial ablation done with the same anesthesia. Usuallly, it's a combination of psychological factors and chemical/medicinal ones that make the difference. I understand confusion and memory loss are very common with ECT (thankfully, I did not experience that either). This is so interesting and a wealth of information. Thank you! The nausea is triggered in some way by how the anesthesia affects the brain centers and the gastrointestinal system. After the surgery ends, you’ll be tired. Should I order a straight jacket and leash now for my A week later and after 5 days in the hospital they are back up to 94-98%. A side effect is an annoying and perhaps unpleasant outcome that accompanies the desired effect of a treatment. I have a history of motion sickness and vertigo. I could here them? Hope this helps. Succinylcholine causes the muscles to "fasiculate," or rapidly contract and relax. Before your surgery, meet with the physician anesthesiologist to discuss your medical history, health habits and lifestyle. I told her I was intact, appropriate and keenly aware and I was curious about this waking state and wondering "who lives here"; not literally but metaphorically as in this heightened state of clarity. My mother filled me in on this by the video she took. It was an outpatient endoscopy. Lack of Oxygen: Some people find that they breathe differently after surgery because it hurts to cough or take a deep breath. I am unsteady on my feet. what i get is, i wake up STARVING - i mean ***starving***, to the point i could seriously start chewing on my own arm (mom said that happened when i was a toddler - they had to put restraints on me). Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you to and from the hospital or clinic for the procedure. I had surgery last month and over-all had very few side effects from the anesthesia. Ask for any records they have that recorded the event - notes, tracings if they have them from the EKG (usually they aren't captured/printed, sadly). Narcotics are routinely used during anesthetics to block pain receptors and often cannot be avoided. Surgery was today and I seem wired not at all sleepy. I had a hyperactive gall bladder removed. I made it clear to every prep person I needed to talk to the anesthesiologist and together we made the decision to use propofol. One of the most dreaded side effects of general anesthesia is nausea followed by vomiting. Sudden fatigue after an operation can be an early sign of infection. I went in for a colonoscopy and a stomach scope. I can't get in touch with an anesthesiologist in my area, it's extremely rural where I live and no one seems to want to contradict the only hospital in my area. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life. Anesthesia is wild stuff. The other cause common causes for illness post surgery is decreased activities or any infection if your Hb % is normal. What kind of anesthesia is used for finger surgery? General anesthesia is a combination of medications that put you in a sleep-like state before a surgery or other medical procedure. But there are some good effects though. I couldn't stop saying how happy I was. Lortab didn't touch it, and they wouldn't give me anything else. Women from puberty on seem more likely to wake up tearful and crying. But it's important to try to move around as soon as possible and follow your doctor's advice on getting active again. Your Login details are incorrect.Please enter your username and password to try again. Propofol titrated in very small amounts as the patient is waking up, also helps to smooth and slow the wakeup so that you can gradually regain consciousness and remember where you are and that there is no threat. Most side effects of general anesthesia occur immediately after your operation and don’t last long. So, it's possible you were breathing oxygen like he said, but were getting the anesthesia induction agents (I call them 'all the way to sleep medicines' for my patients) in the IV. Sometimes, people will have significant, all-over body itching and believe they are having an allergic reaction—and it can be hard to tell the difference—but most of the time, it's just a side effect. Even with local anesthesia, you may feel some pain. Would a neurologist be useful for some kind of testing to see if there is a nervous system reaction? Given the significant changes induced by these powerful medications, though, the safety record of general anesthesia is particularly impressive. I woke up in the night with terrible heartburn, and it's still here this morning. Melissa Flagg COA OSC from Rural Central Florida on July 13, 2013: I love your hubs! When I bite down on the nerve, it cuts off the excruciating pain, however, clamping down on my tongue with my teeth is leaving gashes in my tongue. It's because of your article and the last great anesthesiologist that I knew I could talk to the anesthesiologist this time. It sounds like the first event was in the presence of health care practitioners. The top right side of my tongue is numb, but I have full movement under my tongue. You lay head down face forward to heal for 7 days. August 2020, had another colonoscopy with propfol as the anesthesia. An increase in blood pressure and heart rate also are common general anesthesia side effects, but don't normally cause lasting complications. General anesthesia is the most frequently used anesthesia in surgery. Straightforward precancer legion removal. If you actually felt giddy, it's likely there was one or more of those drugs used too. So long as you report that higher socio econ do not report, they will not. I now appreciate addiction. Hester Prynne from Lemoore, California on November 03, 2013: Is this the right place to ask a question? This time it lasted around 2 minutes and I woke up with him shouting at me (scary again!). Could it have anything to do with the possibility that I have sleep apnea? It takes a while for the brain to actually wake up, even after you are conscious. The Effects of Anesthesia From Multiple Surgeries. the other thing is the breath. I had a lung endoscopy/biopsy conducted by Pikeville Medical Center located in Pikeville, Ky. The last time I had general anesthesia, I ended up with a migraine that lasted four days. Strange and confusing . Great article and thank you for sharing it! I would ask your primary doctor for your next move. Sometimes I remember anesthesiologists getting upset with me because I was not going under quickly enough and sometimes I don't remember when the mask was placed over my face. Never felt pain. If you were very busy during your working years, you may feel lost about how to spend your time when you retire. how long will i be sleepy for after general anesthesia. They did the prep work. I recently had a colonoscopy with sedation. Well, where to begin about my first surgery of my 40 years. I had a tooth extracted today all seemed to have gone well, the procedure was about 9am then about 6pm I started tingling all over, I mean ALL over, my arms, hands, under my chin, my stomach, my thighs. AnnieLightning from Tauranga, New Zealand on December 29, 2012: Thank you very much TahoeDoc - so lovely of you to give your time when you must be so busy! Young women are more likely to fall at the other end of the spectrum. If your cat needs surgery, dental work, or another procedure requiring anesthesia, familiarize yourself with these side effects. Doctor orders more lab test to check liver, and kidney. But off them for several days to recover. These days, most general anesthesia is short-acting, which means you wake up quickly and the drugs are mostly out of your system within a few … Heartburn is kind of a rarity for me. I was out for almost two hours during the surgery. A special lighted scope is used to move the tongue out of the way, see the vocal cords, and place the breathing tube between them. Ruby from United States on March 31, 2016: Some people might enjoy the side effects and not find them annoying. So about a week goes by and I am heeling great and feeling wonderful, physically! ... but some times will have body pains for few days is due to the el ... Read More. No, a dental anesthetic does not make u tired for days. My 5 year old son had a sedation for his tooth. I've been told that in the past I'm angry when I wake up from surgery. Some types of muscular relaxants could make you feel muscular pain or tiredness or even weakness, but will disappear in less than 24 hours. If this happens, it usually lasts less than 15 or 30 minutes. I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth that will not allow me to taste food. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. couldn't sleep . Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. The mask delivers medication to make you sleepy before and during the surgery. I had a knee surgery in 1986 which had me under anesthesia for about 6 hours, and I was hospitalized for 3 days and I had the hickups for 3 days, which was termed as a side effect. Even in the few kinds of surgery not included, there are additional, unavoidable factors such as the such as use of narcotic and gas medications that contribute to PONV. I would hear it when i would put my face down. I still have several red broken blood vessels in my eyes. See if your primary doctor has any suggestions- for example, was the circulation to your brain checked (carotid ultrasound) with the heart testing. No side affects, up and around that afternoon, eating normally. Then I think I faded again. I tell them to get used to the sound of my friendly :) voice. Wow - this is a heckuva hub. TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on December 26, 2012: Likely, the sedative made you start to feel like you were drifting off. Now things really begin. Luckily, the patient’s aggression usually resolves in less than five minutes; as they wake up, they are able to “reorient” to where they are and settle down on their own. I am older but held a professional job that required much organization until retirement. and this specific surgical position? Of course we all know we only have one throat, however, it feels like I have 2 separate tubes going down my throat. Hi there, i had a 4 & 1/2 hr surgery on Dec 29th/16 i keep getting waves of the anesthetic taste couple times a week, today it was sooo strong made me feel sick, how long is this going to last? It is also possible that you woke up on nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as another agent to ease you back to consciousness. I'm just angry, grouchy or in a bad mood, but not violent. Some symptoms include feeling highly anxious, brain fog/zaps, hot/cold flushes, muscle tightness/twitches, body heaviness/sluggish, onset of some cognitive issues (depersonalizations/derealization, OCD). Easy & secure access! General anesthesia -3 hrs & 5 hr procedures. I am so glad to hear this went well knowing how anxious you were. It was scary to my family and I was in that catatonic state for about a good maybe four or five maybe six hours afterwards. Unlike normal sleep, your body can't even make minor positional adjustments while you are under anesthesia.
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