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How to stop anxiety and vomiting after general anesthesia?

Prevention: If you have had nausea after anesthesia in the past, you need to let your anesthesiologist know beforehand. There are medications and techniques we can use to minimize the chances of it happening again. The key is early communication. The anxiety can also be treated. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is there anyone who does not vomit after general anesthesia?

Is there anyone who does not vomit after general anesthesia?

Yes: There are patients who do not experience nausea and vomiting after surgery. Nausea and vomiting, however, are the most common negative effects is anesthesia and surgery. There are several medications that can be given to lessen/prevent n/v. Unfortunately, there are a select few will still experience n/v to some degree despite what meds are given to them. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

I have a lot of ptsd/anxiety issues and I have asperger's syndrome. I need a colonoscopy. Is that something that can be done in the or and under general anesthesia?

Talk with drs: Have a pre procedural visit with your doctor explaining your conditions. All medical procedures presume healthy mental status and mood. If you are at all unsure or uncertain, most doctors will make time to talk with you in detail about the procedure or collaborate with other doctors (psychologists and psychiatrists) to make the procedure clear and less anxiety provoking to the patient. ...Read more

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I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Now I have a strong anxiety toward getting pregnant again. How can I get help?

I had an unplanned c-section and was put under general anesthesia. Now I have a strong anxiety toward getting pregnant again. How can I get help?

WHY?: Why were you under general anesthesia and what happened that was bad to you as a result? Was there a problem with the baby? Just because it happened once does not mean it will again. I will admit general anesthesia is not typical for a c section. Typically it is an epidural nerve block in the back or a spinal. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Can general anesthesia stop your heart?

Not easily: Some of the medications used in general anesthesia can have an effect on the heart. This is usually only the case in patients with severe underlying heart disease. There are some medical conditions that can also have a bad reaction with anesthesia. I would discuss all of your medical history with your anesthesiologist and see if you are in one of these high risk groups. We can tailor anesthetic. ...Read more

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Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

Can I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) a few days before major surgery? I'm worried that withdrawal may affect general anesthesia or cause problems during the operation.

No reason to stop: It makes sense to keep taking medications that your system is already used to taking. Stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) might increase your anxiety, which isn't helpful when you're facing major surgery. If you need to be on a clear liquid diet prior to surgery, it still should be ok to take your medicines with a sip if water. However, stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) does not affect general anesthesia in any significant way. ...Read more

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How long should I stop drinking pre-workouts before general anesthesia?

How long should I stop drinking pre-workouts before general anesthesia?

Question unclear: I don't completely understand your question. Usual guidelines before general anesthesia: clear liquids up to 2 hours before, and light solid food (such as toast) up to 6 hours before. No food after midnight in the case of an early morning procedure. Are you planning to exercise before your procedure? That might not be a good plan, as you would need more hydration/calories. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed codeine sulfate taken daily i'm having hysteroscopy in 2 days and undergoing general anesthesia. When should I stop taking codeine?

Continue the codeine: I would recommend that you continue the codeine thru the surgery. On at the morning of surgery take your medications with a sip of water. Make sure that the anesthesiologist is aware of your codeine intake.* He/She MUST know you are taking a narcotic (codeine) prior to surgery. You MUST tell the anesthesiologist the dose and frequency of administration. You may taper the codeine after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Karen Sibert
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