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Sleep General Anethesia
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 more
Please discuss this: With the anesthesiologist who will be working with you. In the meantime here is excellent information from the patient's perspective: http://www.Groupanesthesia.Com/patientguide.Html. ...Read more
How long does it take for sleeping meds to get out of your system? How long does it take anesthesia had to get out of your system.
Depends: Many factors affect how quickly meds will leave your system. With both anesthesia and sleeping medications there are a variety of types and mechanisms. Poor functioning liver or kidneys and increased weight may slow down how fast these meds leave the body. Typically within 24 hours, most meds will be below a level to have any affect in most people. ...Read more
Peaceful: Honestly the worst part of anesthesia is getting an iv. This feels like a small pinch on the back of a hand, then all the medication to relax you and put you to sleep will go through the iv. The best technique for patients is to talk to their anesthesiologist before the operation. The best anesthetic comes from a team of the patient and the doctor. ...Read more
I think it can, but : Would not be able to tell you much details without doing research on it. I graduated almost 30 years ago and this kind of things have been studied before that, as far as i remember. It is not in active use right now. ...Read more
Better to sleep!: It's best if you have surgery and anesthesia when you are feeling at your best. If you normally take any type of sleeping pill, take it on your usual schedule. If you don't, and you're worried about sleeping, ask your doctor to prescribe a small dose of a sedative like Xanax (alprazolam) for you to take the night before surgery. But even if you can't sleep, you'll wake up from anesthesia just fine. ...Read more
I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia
What's the expert opinion, could the anesthesia for hip replacement make me sleep or not feel the pain?
What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.
1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better
I'm having my wisdom teeth taken out in a couple hours and I have yet to get any sleep will they anesthesia affect me in a bad way?
Shouldn't Matter: Most complicated dental procedures are done using conscious sedation which is not intended to put you to sleep but just in a twilight area where you do not care, do not experience pain and do not remember the procedure. Lack of sleep before hand is very common and the amount of medications can be adjusted easily as needed. You might fall asleep but that is also common. ...Read more
What is it like being under anesthesia? Do you dream like your sleeping. This is my biggest fear in surgery.
A child patient took general anesthesia for filling her teeth, shes still 2 days sleeping but everything's normal what could have happened ?
See your doctor:
When you say sleeping a lot- does this mean she is not waking up to eat or drink- if that is the case then you need to take her to your doctor
In some people anesthesia can take a longer time to wear off but she should have been awake and normal prior to leaving the dentist
Staying very sleepy after two days sounds concerning to me ...Read more
Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?
While recovering after a knee surgery, sleeping off anesthesia, i woke up to a nurse helping me dress, i realized that i had made a bowel movement! help!
Sh_t happens: While anesthetized, we are not responsible for what we say or what we do. While it is not common to have a bowel movement during anesthesia, it sometimes happens and it is not your fault. It was not pleasant for you, but the nurse considered it nothing unusual. Sometime these things happen. ...Read more
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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 more