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Has Anyone Who Is Medication Sensitive Been Under General Anesthesia


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I'm extremely medication sensitive and was ok under anesthesia but didn't do well on the antibiotics afterward. Have you talked to your doctor about your concerns? You could even ask to talk to the anesthesiologist before the surgery. There are different combos of meds they can use and you can ask them to be particularly aware of your vitals, etc.

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I am very chemically sensitive and did fine under General for my surgery. I think I had some sort of issue where my blood pressure dropped but it was from someting else they gave me. Under moderate sedation I got very VERY nausous but not general. Make sure they know yoursituation and keep you extra hydrated!!

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Hi Cleo, I just posted about my recent experience with anesthesia in the thread below. I tend to be sensitive to some medications but not all. It was the first time since my POTS dx 2.5 years ago and I was unsure how I was going to react. What helped was providing literature on POTS and anesthesia to my doctor as early as possible before the procedure. Also, the day of the procedure, I was prepared to discuss what I knew of POTS and anesthesia at the time with the anesthetist (providing literature again). I also had a relative to help me through the recovery period. http://forums.dinet.org/index.php?/topic/26151-colonoscopyendoscopy-any-tips/



At the top of a DINET page there are links to anesthesia information: http://www.dinet.org/index.php/information-resources/pots-place/pots-useful-links


More information here: http://www.dinet.org/index.php/information-resources/pots-place/pots-what-to-avoid


And even more on Google



Good luck and I hope this helps!


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yes but it takes me an awfully long time to recover. I do not do well going under. One doctor suggested the use of profofol since I did not do well under general anesthesia but I never ended up having that procedure done.

Edited to add- Propofol is apparently bad for POTS. My Endo just told me that it could cause me significant vascular side effects if I have to get scoped.

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I don't know what necessarily constitutes 'medication sensitivity', but I tend to get more side effects than relief from most meds I've tried (and some vitamins even), and I've never had an issue with general anesthesia. If anything, I feel better than (my) normal after waking up, probably due to the saline IV.

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I do badly with twilight medication. And during the past year and a bit, dental anaesthesia (even without epinephrine) has become a problem for me. I have many med sensitivities and also a number of med allergies. I seem to do better under general now. I need lots of iv fliud before hand to counteract dehydration from fasting. The only real 'nasty' I get from a general now is uncontrollable shivering and muscle jerking (and lots of chattering of teeth) which starts not long after I come out of anaesthesia. It is unpleasant (and I dont know what causes it but i have benn told it happens to other people too) but once that passes I am quick to feel better. Unlike with twighlight and local snaesthesia, which cause my erythromelalgia to flare in the hours afterwards and the flare can last for 3 to 4 days to 5 days.

I used to dread general anaesthesia. But once I was diagnosed with POTS and learned about dehydration I was quick to ask for iv fluids upon arrival at hospital before proceedure. That, and having the surgeon AND Anaesthesiologist contact my POTS specialist before to become better informedabout POTS, hand has really helped.

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Thanks everyone. I've been putting off surgery for a long time because I worry how I'd react to general anesthesia. It's really good to know that other people with med sensitivities have gone under and been okay. :-)

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