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Hallucinations After Anesthesia
See below: Under general anesthesia you are asleep and you eyes are usually protected with tape and/or lubricant. Once you wake up it can take some time for your to blink the combination of sleep and lubricant out of your eyes. You also are likely to have blurred vision due to the effects of some of the anesthetic agents. This clear rapidly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RLS: You are on a number of drugs that play into this situation. The flecanide is a troublesome drug at times. I would also want to know about your electrolytes. Potassium is an important salt in this venue. Even swings within a 'normal' range can exacerbate RLS. Lastly, I would also review what anti-nausea drugs you were given. Rather than RLS you may have a side effect to a drug like compazine (prochlorperazine). ...Read more
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Variable: Duration of unconsciousness after surgery varies depending on the patients physiology and how they process the drugs used and on the drugs used and amount of drugs used. There could be no unconsciousness if there is a spinal or local anesthesia used. Some patients are kept in a inducted coma state for extended periods of time if needed for there condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: If surgery was extensive or prolonged, more meds are given during the course of general anesthesia and recovery will take longer. Conditions such as old age or poor function of the liver or kidneys can make medications take longer to wear off. So it's hard to say how long grogginess will last. After a short procedure in a healthy patient, the effects of general anesthesia will wear off quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a colonoscopy/endoscopy with conscious sedation (total 65 mg versed and 350 mcg fentanyl used): full memory, in extreme pain, traumatic. Normal?
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Am post op . In life had 5 anesthesia. recovery 4 times morphine, this time had fentanyl. Very messy recov.like drunk. Part memory loss, naughty boy
Please clarify: Your situation is unfortunate and sounds complicated. Not clear what you are asking. Please resubmit with a clear question so we can better respond. Meantime, talk to your surgeon or doctor who's following you about any post-op problems, whether physical or mental changes that may relate to your operation. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Maybe: Propofol can get you to sleep during your procedure however it does wear off early as well. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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