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how does general anesthesia feel like

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Safe: During general anesthesia you will not feel any pain will not remember the procedure being done on you, after waking up most of them have no effect ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Feel sleepy: You may feel a little run down. You may be a little disoriented. For a somewhat exaggerated and comical view of post anesthesia check out : http://w ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Not bad: You may feel a little tired and fatigued. You may be a little disoriented. This feeling may last a few hours.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
27 years experience Pain Management
Drowsy: It is like gradually falling a sleep after taking sleeping pill.......
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Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
It depends: If there isn't much premedication or titration with an opioid prior to going to sleep and an injectable anesthetic like Propofol is used, it's almost ... Read More
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Dr. David Edsall
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Death -- I think: Not knowing what death feels like i would assume that anesthesia feels the same in that you feel nothing. You have no sesne that time goes by. There ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It will begin: With an injection into your vein where you might feel dizzy or as if you had a few drinks but only for a few seconds before becoming unconscious. Then ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monson Shuh
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Side effects: Some patients experience postop nausea, muscle aches, and sore throats.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Suspended: Animation! from a patient persepctive, you count down to go out; next thing you know, you are awake and the procedure is over. Speaking from the mem ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Relaxing/Soothing: Typically in the pre-op area you will have an IV placed & then on your way to the or you will be given a small dose of a benzodiazepine, which will ma ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
Nothing: By definition, general anesthesia involves loss of consciousness. Therefore, there should be "no" awareness. The experience of anesthesia "induction, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Usually there will be an anesthesia [person (md or crna) talking to you and relaxing you. You will be told to think of something pleasant and the medi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Good: In general, a premedication is given prior to going into the or so patients don't remember the induction of general anesthesia. If no premed is given, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Lose time: Many of my patients state that the time under anesthesia is like lost time --not sleep. They have no sense of what happened during the period of anes ... Read More
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