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Is it possible to 'trip' while under anesthesia?

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Dr. Seth Akst
Anesthesiology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

During general anesthesia, your brain activity is not the same as when you dream. You will be completely unconscious and not "trip.
" That being said, some patients wake-up from anesthesia confused and disoriented, and rarely combative. There is also one older anesthetic, rarely used in the US now but still used for veterinary anesthesia and overseas, that can cause "trips" when used for sedation.

In brief: Rarely

During general anesthesia, your brain activity is not the same as when you dream. You will be completely unconscious and not "trip.
" That being said, some patients wake-up from anesthesia confused and disoriented, and rarely combative. There is also one older anesthetic, rarely used in the US now but still used for veterinary anesthesia and overseas, that can cause "trips" when used for sedation.
Dr. Seth Akst
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Sometimes people report vivid dreams, usually during the minutes while they are waking up from general anesthesia.
Other people dream while they are under sedation, just as you might when you are sleeping. If you are referring to the kind of hallucinatory "trip" described by people who've taken lsd, I have never heard a patient describe that kind of experience while anesthetized.

In brief: Unlikely

Sometimes people report vivid dreams, usually during the minutes while they are waking up from general anesthesia.
Other people dream while they are under sedation, just as you might when you are sleeping. If you are referring to the kind of hallucinatory "trip" described by people who've taken lsd, I have never heard a patient describe that kind of experience while anesthetized.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Possibly

There are certain medication that are used in anesthesia that can have some dissociative effects.
These are usually treated and paired with other medications, but there is still the possibility that you may have some vivid dreams.

In brief: Possibly

There are certain medication that are used in anesthesia that can have some dissociative effects.
These are usually treated and paired with other medications, but there is still the possibility that you may have some vivid dreams.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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