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What does it feel like to be put under general anesthesia?

What does it feel like to be put under general anesthesia?

Drifting to sleep: It feels like just drifting off to sleep very quickly. Occasionally patients recall feeling some burning or stinging in the IV site when medications (especially propofol) are injected into the vein. Sometimes people have the sensation of a funny smell or taste in the mouth. None of this lasts long, as sleep comes within seconds. When you wake up, you feel as though no time at all has passed. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to be put under anesthesia and how long does it take to fall asleep?

What exactly does it feel like to be put under anesthesia and how long does it take to fall asleep?

Anesthesia Feeling: Patients describe feelings of relaxation, euphoria, peace, and tranquility, also, a warm feeling running through their body. The onset of induction - falling asleep - is usually fairly rapid, like within 30 seconds to 1 minute, but does depend on the agent(s) being used. Most IV anesthetics are very well tolerated, do not cause nausea or vomiting post-operatively, and metabolize fairly quickly. ...Read more

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What's it like to be put under general anesthetic?

Rapid sleep: Normally you will be given intravenous medication either before you get to the operating room or a few minutes before you go to sleep which will relax you. Then you will be given a medication that will put you to sleep within 15 sec. Then the next thing you know u will be waking up. How long it takes to wake up depends on the amount and type mess you received. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be put on laughing gas?

What does it feel like to be put on laughing gas?

Numbed senses +: Relaxed, calm, happy, "floating", etc. Most patients love it. Some can even forgo local anesthesia with it, especially kids. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be put on general anesthesia?

What does it feel like to be put on general anesthesia?

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

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What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

Had it only once...: It was very relaxing and I have no further recollection. Neither will you! ...Read more

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What is it like to be put on laughing gas?

What is it like to be put on laughing gas?

Varies: Some patients become happy and laugh while others become relax with a surreal feeling. It is a very safe gas for dental procedures. Enjoy! ...Read more

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