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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 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 does it feel like to be under general anaesthesia?

No recollection : Patients do not know know, because they are asleep. Some remember waking up. Patients who claim that they recall being under general anesthesia are very rare. It is usually a deep sleep, remembering dreams is possible, but also unlikely. ...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 can it feel like when you are put under anesthesia for surgery?

What can it feel like when you are put under anesthesia for surgery?

Anesthesia feeling: If you are asking about general anesthesia, you will have a quick fall in sleep, usually it is very deep that you don't recall anything . When you emerge from anesthesia , you can't remember what happened to you , and you are not sure if the surgery is done or not yet !... For spinal or epidural anesthesia you are awake , but may or maynot sedated. ...Read more

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

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 is it like to go under general anesthesia?

What is it like to go under 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 is it like to be put to sleep under general anesthesia?

What is it like to be put to sleep under general anesthesia?

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

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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 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 does it feel like to go under and then wake up from general anesthesia?

What does it feel like to go under and then wake up from general anesthesia?

Lose time: Many of my patients state that the time under anesthesia is like lost time --not sleep. They have no sense of what happened during the period of anesthesia and it is like they went through time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it feels like going under general anesthesia?

Can you tell me what it feels like going under general anesthesia?

Good: In general, a premedication is given prior to going into the or so patients don't remember the induction of general anesthesia. If no premed is given, undergoing induction of general anesthesia is usually described as possibly a little burning or discomfort at the IV site then nothing until you wake up. Most people don't even remember this much. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

How does it feel to be put to sleep under 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

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What does it feel like when you go under and wake up from general anesthesia?

What does it feel like when you go under and wake up from general anesthesia?

Feelings Will Differ: Depending on how long the procedure lasts, how extensive the surgery is, your general medical condition and the types of medications you take routinely. After some procedures, a longer "wake-up" is desirable; for others, an immediate "wake-up "may occur, though you my have no memory of the events postoperatively until much later! prolonged sedation or antegrade amnesia are at work here. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

Dissociated: The effect of ketamine depends on the dose. It is used for general anesthesia and at these doses you would not feel anything and would be unconscious. Ketamine is also used to treat pain and at these lower doses, ketamine creates a state in which the person is dissociated from the body and external reality, it is often given with sedatives with amnesia properties to prevent possible hallucinations ...Read more