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How Do You Wake Up From General Anesthesia
Was it long lasting?: If you remember being very disoriented after waking up from anesthesia, and it is troubling, it is reasonable to contact your anesthesiologist and find out if they were aware of your perceived disorientation and whether you had an unusual reaction to medication. This information will also help you be prepared for a future surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It depends!: That depends on so many factors. A major operation can take hours, and of course you would receive a lot more anesthesia than you would for a 30 min. Procedure. Some people are much more prone to motion sickness and nausea than others. Some people require more pain medication than others. Expect to feel drowsy and to need some pain med as the anesthesia wears off. Don't plan to drive home! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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5 Minutes: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speak to anesthesiol: Many people are more concerned with the anesthesia than the surgery. The most dangerous part of anyone's surgery day is the drive to the facility! life threatening anesthesia complications are rare. I have seen risks ratios of 1:60000-1:200000 anesthetics having fatal unexpected reactions. If you are a healthy 29 year old you have very little to be worried about. Praying you do well. ...Read more
Yes and more so: Its beyond sleep. More like a comatose state and the drugs/meds used in anesthesia affect the brain waves differently and the wave patterns will look differently than someone just sleeping and this makes sense because the requirements for the surgery are different than having a sound sleep. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iam having TMJ lavage inweek under general anesthesia how long will it take, how to prepare & what to expect when wake up, what should I avoid till time?
General Anesthesia: May speed up the process by allowing easier access to the tmj. But, plan on at least 1-2 hours. General anesthesia requires the placement of a breathing tube thru the nose (no worries; you'll already be "asleep" before the tube is inserted). No blood thinners (asa, ibuprofen) for several days ahead ; nothing to eat/drink 8-12 hours before, some soreness ; swelling after. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i experience sleep paralysis everytime i'm not wokeneffective ways to wake up from sleep paralysis?
See below: If you have sleep paralysis often, it is important to understand the underlying cause of the disrupted sleep pattern. So, it is best to see a sleep doctor to evaluate it. Try to consolidate ; regularize your sleep. Avoid caffeine. During the episode moving your eyes, on occasion, may break up the episode. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Never say never": General anesthesia is a reversible unconsciousness, it is very safe. It usually resolves in a matter of minutes. However, the anesthesia is practically never performed for it's own sake - it is conducted for surgical or diagnostic procedures, quite often on people who are really sick. Like with other meds, there is a risk of an overdose, unusual reaction or worsening of the main condition... ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what agents are used for the general anesthesia. The best resource is to ask the anesthesiologist who is sedating you. If you received propofol then it is recommended that you "pump and dump" for 48 hrs after the sedation. Inhaled anesthetics should be out of the system fairly quickly. Pain medications and anxiolytics have different half-lives depending on which is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IV medication: During an IV general anesthetic, anesthetic medications are given in intermittent bolus doses or as a continuous infusion to maintain the appropriate level of hypnosis, amnesia, analgesia, and muscle relaxation while maintaining normal blood pressure. To awaken a patient, the medications are dosed and timed appropriately as to have the patient wake up at the end of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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