can anesthesia make you tired for days

TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on April 26, 2013: I had angallbladder removed 5 days ago. If I remember correctly I was given Demerol to calm me down. The Effects of Anesthesia From Multiple Surgeries. About 5 minutes after we left the hospital, the same exact thing happened. Participate in Health Journeys in over 100 specialty communities. However, some people remain confused for days or weeks, or longer, after their surgery and anesthetic. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. I woke up hours later feeling sick and nauseous but managed to feel somewhat normal after the first day or two. Is this a side affect or something else. Thanks but is this Ali’s bit too too.. TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on September 04, 2018: I'm sorry I've been unable to reply to my site for some time. I normally have low blood pressure, and it was low in recovery (@ 90/60, I think). Thank you so much for reporting back and letting me know. During the endoscope test doctor put the spray(anthesia) into her mouth . So long as you report that higher socio econ do not report, they will not. Susan Smith, I'm not sure if you had a question prior to this that I missed. They just can't stop crying. No appetite at all losing 17 lbs in 2 weeks. I have severe sleep apnea and asthma. Before going on, though, it might be helpful to distinguish a "side effect" from a "complication." Very often, their occupation or background gives clues that this may be an issue. I had my gall bladder removed last week, and during my post-op, I had a very severe reaction to the anesthesia. In the hospital, patients can get a special medicine that block the receptor responsible for itching but not pain relief, which is even more effective. Week two edema, painful to walk, painful to touch. General anesthesia effects usually least hours. Week four edema they checked again for CHF and DVT. When you come in for your colonoscopy, a nurse and an anesthesiologist will discuss with you your vital signs, medical history, and any potential problems you might have with the anesthesia. So far it has started over an hour., I took my blood pressure and it seems normal. I voted up and interesting! They had a hard time waking me up. However, first make sure it's okay to take over-the-counter medicines with the prescriptions you have been given. I woke up 2 days after the surgery. Patients often question why they are so tired after surgery. However, as there were no complications, etc I was released ~ about 7 hours after surgery. I made it clear to every prep person I needed to talk to the anesthesiologist and together we made the decision to use propofol. Hello Tahoe Doc, Thanks very much for your posts. What are the side effects and how bad are they? Melissa Flagg COA OSC from Rural Central Florida on July 13, 2013: I love your hubs! General anesthesia puts you into a deep sleep so that you will not feel any pain or have any awareness of what’s happening. I was given Hydrocodon Acetaminophen to take for pain at home and have only used 3. Men, often those in the military, law enforcement or jail wake up swinging. I had a dnc of uterus. It starts of pretty humours then after 2 weeks my loved ones are filling me in on a few days of blacking out. How about your eyes? that's fine - i can eat (obviously). I had surgery a week ago. Some medications can cause significant forgetfulness in the hours immediately after surgery, which is a normal side effect of anesthesia. My wife was there and I kept thanking her for staying with me. Then, with all the stress I held in along with all contributing factors part of my brain shutdown and basically in simple terms I was sleep walking for 4 days. The next night, sleeping at home, I woke up shaking and tensing exactly as I did after waking up from the anesthesia. Muscle and joint soreness can also result from lying motionless on the operating bed for extended periods of time. Indeed, even patients who had other types of anesthesia that should not affect the brain profoundly have experienced POCD. Fatigue is very common after having surgery. Robin Bull from Moore, Oklahoma on July 22, 2013: I dealt with the itching and confusion. I can't find anything similar online either. It's because of your article and the last great anesthesiologist that I knew I could talk to the anesthesiologist this time. However, rest assured that both muscle aches and sore throats are relatively common side effects. I had a virteous eye surgery pulled a horse shoe tare on retina. 38 years experience Pain Management. If you have pre-existing problems with soreness or stiffness, tell your nurse and anesthesiologist. Hopefully, you are feeling back to normal soon and be glad to have that necessary but not widely-loved :) procedure over with. Anesthesia: Anesthetics are well known to cause confusion, but this typically decreases as the body processes the medications and removes them from circulation. Week three edema I look pregnant my limbs feel as if I am wearing lead clothing. Just after a week this is where I begin to go blank, having no memory and dwelling on my coin purse and the lump I found earlier. Should I feel the anaesthetic splash into mythroat and taste this when undergoing a right lung biopsy. In order to help you breathe or control breathing, the anesthesiologist can choose among several methods. My wife told the anesthesiologist this prior to this last surgery. i am furious . Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. Feeling tired or being unable to concentrate is common even days after surgery. This time it lasted around 2 minutes and I woke up with him shouting at me (scary again!). Some symptoms include feeling highly anxious, brain fog/zaps, hot/cold flushes, muscle tightness/twitches, body heaviness/sluggish, onset of some cognitive issues (depersonalizations/derealization, OCD). I understand confusion and memory loss are very common with ECT (thankfully, I did not experience that either). Usuallly, it's a combination of psychological factors and chemical/medicinal ones that make the difference. Also I was afraid I could not breathe. Awesome . Yesterday I had an endometrial ablation done with the same anesthesia. But, it usually is related to some event- needle, nerves, reaction to some other sensation on the body, changing position (standing up, especially if dehydrated). Just to be clear, I never "wake up swinging". I've not been diagnosed, but I meet all the internet criteria. Good luck to you and let me know how it goes when you talk to your doc. I am so glad to hear this went well knowing how anxious you were. When I was out and with my husband he stated he's never seen my eyes so red/blood shot. I do not have nystagmus or the spinning sensation. Could anesthesia be possible problem post procedures? My husband went to the Dentist for a few tooth extractions. Former surgical nurse here, GA affects everybody differently, but very common to be tired for a few days / a week or so afterwards. It’s been 2 years now. WHAT can they be thinking? I still remember. Can anesthesia make you tired for days after? If your cat needs surgery, dental work, or another procedure requiring anesthesia, familiarize yourself with these side effects. Severe sleep apnea over a long period of time can cause more prevalent and long-lasting changes. I woke up yelling, trying to stand on the bed but what made it worst was that the Anesthesiologist along with two nurses were laughing at my reaction, not trying to calm me down, it continued when i was taken to my room, the nurse let me crawl from the post-op bed to my hospital bed, the whole time I was telling him it wasn't funny and to help, he made a small move to help but it was my assigned room nurse that came in and helped me calm down. Would this be an after effect of anesthesia? I had received a toradol shot just prior to the heart-stopping incident and they ended up labeling it an extreme vasovagal syncope reaction (based on my history of sometimes passing out because I HATE needles). Muscle aches result from one of the medicines used to relax or "paralyze" the muscles so as to make it easier to insert the breathing tube and perform the surgery. I had a knee surgery in 1986 which had me under anesthesia for about 6 hours, and I was hospitalized for 3 days and I had the hickups for 3 days, which was termed as a side effect. Fortunately, I did not experience any of the side effects you have researched and listed. They did the prep work. Since then I have had some very severe body aches not just from the surgery but I think from all the jumping and crawling around I did. If it doesn't interfere with the surgery, they may be able to pad or support that area differently to try to help. He woke up wondering where his wife was, not remembering he kicked her out a few hours earlier. I also had a stuffy runny nose like I had been crying. Great article and thank you for sharing it! As soon as the anesthesia wore off, I immediately experienced an extreme pounding pain in my tongue. It's been 7 days following the surgical removal of a 5 lb lipoma from my back under general anastesia., Is vaginal dryness common following general anesthesia? These days, most general anesthesia is short-acting, which means you wake up quickly and the drugs are mostly out of your system within a few … Strange and confusing . is four. Thank you for any help! This is an active field of study right now, called Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction (POCD). As a board-certified anesthesiologist, I’ve walked hundreds, if not thousands, of patients through the process of anesthesia, explaining to them how it works and what the possible side effects and complications might be. I had angioplasty 3 days ago, after surgery they placed me on a CPAP machine for about 2 hours. I recently had a colonoscopy with sedation. I don't know how much of that is because of the anesthesia and how much was a normal part of the healing process. I was so out of it that I knew I was awake I heard there was around me and was in the state of being where I just couldn't actually function. :) Linda. Im quite happy, kind and caring, whitty and creative. This is so interesting and a wealth of information. Is this normal, it's never happened before. They are supposed to work. If you feel queasy or haven't moved your bowels, it's only natural … I got dressed and was wheeled out of the hospital to my husband. But there are some good effects though. Clearly this was not a vasovagal reaction to an injection because the injection never occurred yesterday. Any problem with long term effect on vision? Why did the dentist take my eyes. Sometimes I remember anesthesiologists getting upset with me because I was not going under quickly enough and sometimes I don't remember when the mask was placed over my face. Yeah, it's been 11 years. Is this a side effect of anesthesia or could it be related to possible vitamin deficiency during my colon prep? Having an ablation (2:24-heart) & partial hip surgery replacement (5/8-broken hip) same year I’ve encountered lightheadedness, feeling so cold & now a total relaxed body seeming to have been drugged but only affecting neck down to toes. the other thing is the breath. I have social/ gen. anxiety disorder, ADHD and moderate OCD if this applies anywhere thru this. Although the safety record is remarkable, side effects often cannot be avoided. Surgeons need to get the surgery done and cannot make significant alterations in procedure to avoid nausea and vomiting. Could this have been the anesthesia? That way, you won't be awake when the IV is inserted for general anesthesia or when a shot is given to numb a certain part or area of the body for local or regional anesthesia. A week ago I had my tonsils removed and had no problems after waking up from the anesthesia. I had surgery yesterday and when I woke up today my face and neck are red is that normal? Could it be from this procedure? I was fortunate in that my cognitive function returned, but it was one heck of a 5 week wait. It seems that other factors, such as the stresses of surgery and recovery on the body, may also play a role. Young women are more likely to fall at the other end of the spectrum. Luckily, the patient’s aggression usually resolves in less than five minutes; as they wake up, they are able to “reorient” to where they are and settle down on their own. afterward i had severe indigestion, burning , did he get the tube in my airway ? I caved in and sought psychologist who diagnosed me with PTSD/anxiety disorder. I do not know what occurred or inquired regarding the operating room. Regardless of the breathing device used, oxygen and the anesthesia gases still dry out the mucosa of the throat contributing to that sore, scratchy feeling. I also am experiencing a cough and phlegm with a sensation of trying to burp but cannot. I often hear that people have a history of waking that way. I am reporting that it happened to me as I stated. It's really annoying and I picked an orange flavor so it's sweet and I'm not a big fan of sweet thing. It was quiet when i went in and woke up with pulsing electricity. I had general anesthesia for a total hysterectomy, bladder mesh and more. Any surgery lasting longer than 30 minutes. Let me know if you do find out as I'm curious too :) Plus, it would be good for you to know in the future! I wish my surgeon had read this article instead of telling me these pains were not due to the surgery. Not sure what anesthesia was used, but I had no issues other than sleepy afterwards. I have worked in construction all of my life, and I have had numerous injuries which have required surgery. I have found that just reassuring the patient and then telling them ahead of time (I like to do it when they are going to sleep too- more suggestible) that they will wake up happy will lead to a better wake up. Would like your thoughts...thanks. and took 5 mg morphine tabs every 4 or so hours +tylenol +advil for about 2 1/2 days post surgery as prescribed. Used … Like sobbing. Had mri and mra and ultrasound of side of neck. These problems can cause serious injury. We consult the doctor and he suggested for endoscopy test. I guess I should mention that it has a weird taste to it, almost like a spoil boiled egg or orange mixture taste. So if we can't change many of these risk factors, what can we do about this particularly unpleasant side effect? There are just too many variables and potential factors to have any idea without the whole story. Learn more from our experts on anesthesia. My major concerns are what are the long term side effects? A complication, on the other hand, is an undesirable outcome of a treatment that causes harm to the patient. If you were very busy during your working years, you may feel lost about how to spend your time when you retire. I began to have hissing in the head starting in september..terrible i still have it...that is why i had the mra.and ent..my hearing is fine. I now appreciate addiction. I'm pretty sure it's fine, but is it bad if you still like taste/smell the Anesthesia hours (around 12) after a surgery? Propofol titrated in very small amounts as the patient is waking up, also helps to smooth and slow the wakeup so that you can gradually regain consciousness and remember where you are and that there is no threat. Hi, I'm not sure if your still responding to people on here but if so I have a few questions. No side affects, up and around that afternoon, eating normally. My son Josh woke up crying at the same age. Sorry I can't give more insight and I hope that you are feeling better!! I've never been under (as far as I can remember) so now I know what to expect should I ever need surgery. General anesthesia usually uses a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses (anesthetics).General anesthesia is more than just being asleep, though it will likely feel that way to you. For a brief 20 minutes, I experienced a clarity that I suspect "really smart" individuals have as a baseline of viewing the world. If no problem then anesthetic drug being the cause is very unlikely. General anesthesia -3 hrs & 5 hr procedures. I wonder if I bite my tongue off if that will stop the pain or intensify it. Anesthesia may sound potentially scary and unpleasant, but keep in mind that all medications have side effects. FindATopDoc is a trusted resource for patients to find the top doctors in their area. I feel tired and somewhat week. This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. It’s mighty hard to suck anaesthetic drugs out of your system with the same syringe they went in through! First, I talk to them quite a lot. It sounds like the first event was in the presence of health care practitioners. Due to the numbness on top of my tongue, the numbness in my tongue goes all the way down my throat. When you REALLY wake up, you won't remember this." My young and bright nurse said I wouldn't remember anything. Many patients think that because they have been "put to sleep with anesthesia" that they should be refreshed and have more energy as they recover from their surgery. Is the low blood pressure very dangerous? First experience with propofol and it was excellent. But here is the thing, he claims that he doesn't remember anything. What can be done to make him committable. I think I only ever got 2 or 3 doses of vomiting and those were mainly from spinal surgery. Why do "patients of lower socio-economic status have a higher risk for POCD? Other than that, it would be hard to say what causes this. Need to login as a doctor? It was scary to my family and I was in that catatonic state for about a good maybe four or five maybe six hours afterwards. The fact that it happened twice warrants more investigation or a question to your primary doctor, in my mind, just to be cautious. I would really appreciate any help I can get to fix this torture chamber that's been left in my mouth by the doctor or his staff. but there was no cruelness, just an awareness that this was a shared experience now, in this twilight space. Unlike normal sleep, your body can't even make minor positional adjustments while you are under anesthesia. I have had several surgeries so I am pretty familiar with the "common" side effects, nothing like this. I haven't even asked if you are taking any medicines. I had an endoscopy done Tuesday...after I was wired to the hilt. When I had heart surgery, I kept waking up ON THE TABLE. I'm still very sedated and in a fog. I've had versed and nitrous oxide on previous occasions and did not experience anything like the effect I wrote about. Interesting hub! I ran fever for about 12 hours and then it returned to normal. There are 2 types of this gene that can be defective. I do not have any underlying medical conditions that could cause this dizziness. I've heard so many guesses it has me concerned I have greater issues. I'm a joker but not that blunt ever! TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on April 05, 2013: I wouldn't say it's typical, but not abnormal either, meaning, I don't think it means anything is wrong or went wrong. I'm assuming that the following statement "If you actually felt giddy, it's likely there was one or more of those drugs used too." I still feel tired days later. He woke up crying and five minutes after waking up said his first words, I can't see. what i get is, i wake up STARVING - i mean ***starving***, to the point i could seriously start chewing on my own arm (mom said that happened when i was a toddler - they had to put restraints on me). However, the nausea and dizziness are increasing progressively with time. Upon waking up from surgery the worst 2 weeks of my life began. Was I in pain and crying during the procedure and just don't remember?? I have seen people have severe vasovagal reactions (including something called the Jarrish-Bezold reaction) both under anesthesia, during surgery and after it. But after that test mom got THRUSH in her tongue.is that cause of anesthia? Today I woke up at 7 am and at 8 am I went back to sleep and slept till 2 pm.. is this common? I had an op and given mac anesthesia 9/9 at 11 am. Wow - this is a heckuva hub. The stress of your surgical procedure is the likely cause of your fatigue. Please enter your username and password to try again. One week after my surgery I started getting severe edema they thought it could be congestive heart failure and DVT, which both proved negative. When they hear me at the end of the operation, they will recognize it and 'do what I say' (my joke) and wake up nice and calm. surgeries requiring general anaesthesia (most common being cranio-facial surgery for harelip/cleft palate and D&C after miscarriage). The nurse had big problems getting the IV in, as usual, and the anesthesiologist helped distract me. I still feel tired days later. now my arms and hands start itching and swell been taking benydrel but as soon as it wears off it starts again. I did have an early amnesia experience back in '78 two and the retrograde experience was years. In those instances, you will absolutely need some external support to keep breathing. I am 63 and had 2 1/2 hour laparoscopic abdominal rectal prolapse surgery (no resection) 8 days ago. 09-25-10 © Andrei Malov; standard license, iStockphoto. Hello there! For a full description of this disclaimer, please see our Terms of Use. I can't get in touch with an anesthesiologist in my area, it's extremely rural where I live and no one seems to want to contradict the only hospital in my area. Could this have been the anesthesia? However, it did seem to take my body a while to get back into a normal rythm again - I just didn't feel like myself for several weeks. Would a neurologist be useful for some kind of testing to see if there is a nervous system reaction? These symptoms were almost chronic for a year and I still deal with symptoms that float around. I have been thoroughly impressed with your knowledge and expertise and feel better knowing that in a few short days time I will be back to normal! TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on December 29, 2012: Yes, I think that would be the only way to know for sure. In the span of 5 days I had gone through a failed ERCP, followed by a successful one and then an open cholecystectomy 2 months back and still going through sleep deprivation, itching and easily getting tired. I had intense muscle aches and was worried something was very wrong. How long does anesthesia stay in your body? Lipotropic agents promote the flow of fat and bile to and from the liver. . Hello..at the age of 19, I had liposuction done 12 years ago under general anesthesia (1 1/2 hour long) . I couldn't talk the matter how much I wanted to I couldn't form stable sentences in my mind and I couldn't move I needed assistance even going to the car after the operation. On Wednesday and Thursday I slept a lot. When coming out of anesthesia in the recovery, most people experience a profound sense of confusion and disorientation. I do throw up from it. That would be my son Jake when he was 4. I still don't know why that would happen as I never did ask about it. Right after the surgery my co2 levels dropped to below 80. Unfortunately I began bleeding severely on day five and had to have emergency surgery to stop the bleeding. Thank you for this insightful article explaining side effects of anesthesia. Click here. Not sure if those two correlate or not. But most of all loving, respectful and usually on the antsy side with my conditions when I take my anxiety and adhd meds. Woke up emotional and freezing cold, tears wore off quick but was so cold for an hour. The roof of my mouth has had a burning sensation for 10 days and possibly my tongue also-will this go away or can anything be done for it? 5 years ago I had a tubal ligation with twilight anesthesia. I am a 34 year old female who had surgery under general anesthesia 2 days ago. I would hear it when i would put my face down. For the next hour and a half he cried, I can't see anything, why don't my eyes work. Thank you!! Be visible and accessible with your up to date contact The surgery went well and I'm recovering nicely. The last time I had general anesthesia, I ended up with a migraine that lasted four days. Anyone else?? It was so weird because both times I was fine for a good half-hour after the surgery, then my heart quit and I spent the next few hours groggy, nauseus and miserable. Thank you for writing this article, it was very informative. I had myself checked out numerous times from all type of speciality doctors with negative results (blood work, MRI, SPECT, stress test). I had a lung endoscopy/biopsy conducted by Pikeville Medical Center located in Pikeville, Ky. I write from the perspective of both a doctor and a patient. Hello Doc and thank you for providing such a great service. Moreover, there are some surgeries, particularly those in the abdomen or chest, that require the muscles used to breath to stay relaxed and not contract. I have to have more surgery. Click here, Need to login as a patient? If you have one of these extreme emotional reactions, it will not be held against you in any way. If you actually felt giddy, it's likely there was one or more of those drugs used too. For the 3 min. Most people experience one or more of the most common anesthesia side effects. I had surgery 24 hours ago. Is it possible that the reactions can be caused by a defective MTHFR gene? Muscle and joint soreness can also result from lying motionless on the operating bed for extended periods of time. I saw my shrink and she felt I might be allergic to the anesthesia first off. Waiting for results This is when I started reading a couple articles about the long-term adverse effect of anesthesia post-surgery which could be weeks, months or years later, has anybody thoroughly looked into this further. My name is David, I'm 52 and had cervical surgery two weeks ago. I had surgery in November, still chasing those pesky fibroids, this surgeon got them ALL! Never felt pain. Hester Prynne from Lemoore, California on November 03, 2013: Is this the right place to ask a question? i've had many (many!) I tell them to get used to the sound of my friendly :) voice. If you have serious potential problems, you will be recommended to … Heart rate and electrical conduction can definitely be affected over time. Thank you for your quick response. August 2020, had another colonoscopy with propfol as the anesthesia. My son had general anesthesia for dental work. And 2 weeks later still itching. I tried unsuccessfully to reach the surgeon by phone. A week later and after 5 days in the hospital they are back up to 94-98%. When finally stood up..a severe sharp head pain for 2 weeks had to take advil gel 40 of them..brought the inflammation down, but still had pressure and lightheadness since the surgery since july 2018. After the surgery is complete, he or she will reverse the medication so that you regain consciousness — but you won’t be wide awake right away. Your Login details are incorrect. Great hub, voted up and shared! I had my LSH three weeks ago tomorrow. I can't say I've ever felt anything like it. When they are awake enough to talk, they cannot explain why they are crying, and they often report that they don't feel particularly sad. It should be stressed that these displays of emotion are not under the patient's voluntary control. General anesthesia is a combination of medications that put you in a sleep-like state before a surgery or other medical procedure. It was an outpatient endoscopy. I'm 16 and I'm gonna get 4 teeth removed next week, they are gonna give me anesthesia and I'm kind of scared. The doctors said that not being able to breathe after anesthesia is not common. I started a little spat with her which I escalated the to me thinking she dumped me, I'm losing my best friend, love and support and I'm going to die alone. An increase in blood pressure and heart rate also are common general anesthesia side effects, but don't normally cause lasting complications. Chances are, though, that even with the possibility of side effects, you will still likely decide to have your surgery with anesthesia—rather than without it! Mentally, I turned into a negative ass that obsessed and dwelled on pointless issues. Anesthesia is wild stuff. You may have a severe reaction to the anesthesia. If you still feel sleepy afterward, then keep on sleeping until it wears off. Feeling freezing cold since removal of left kidney on 5/24/201. I have normal blood pressure. Just a thought that may be worthy of further investigation. Sometimes, people will have significant, all-over body itching and believe they are having an allergic reaction—and it can be hard to tell the difference—but most of the time, it's just a side effect. I could here them? I am rummaging through synapses and neurotransmitters seeking discovery. This response to the medication may make the muscles feel sore for a day or two after surgery. Maybe we are just more patient or have more time and opportunity to wait out the inconveniences. I feel like it was t b e general anesthesia...i woke up with this racket. how long does this last. Don't Get Enough Food or Drink. If I could live in that twilight by using the general anesthesia drugs with precision there is no question I'd be living there now. Thanks. All this in 10-15min she informed me when I came around 4 days later. A side effect is an annoying and perhaps unpleasant outcome that accompanies the desired effect of a treatment. After transferred to a hospital and later discharged I was more hyperactive, but I attributed that to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and hypomania, so not sure if a side effect of not. The narcotics can produce euphoria especially when IV'd. After having come out of the procedure and when I returned home I noticed the roof of my mouth has a burning sensation like I burnt it, but there isn't actually a burn. I went in to get four wisdom teeth removed and when I woke up they only had done two, and left a huge whole on the bottom where they attempted to remove a third one when I became combative. Easy & secure access! He also felt dizzy, light headed and nauseous. My friend's husband had undergone anesthesia for a minor check up, something about his digestion, I am not sure. Again both negative. Is this caused by anesthisia? I guess the only way to resolve this is to contact him and see if he has an explanation, Thank you again for your help. I am unsteady on my feet. A dental anesthetic is a locally acting anesthetic and its effects wear off after a few hours.. and it does not go to the brain as it acts in a local area. wow what a fascinating hub, and it is so thoroughly written and so much detail and super photos, that this is definitely a must read for all those that have fear of being put under for a surgery, superior hub. I have been doing much better but not quite there yet. I felt pretty bad for a few hours and had pain, so the nurse gave me morphine. I feel the intabation caused this. why does it take me a long time to finally go under when I am given general anesthesia? Best wishes. How long will this last? This went on for what seemed like hours but had to be at least about an hour. I am a board-certified anesthesiologist in Lake Tahoe, California. Luckily, Benadryl can easily treat this side effect. Any patient would be lucky and blessed to have you as their anesthesiologist! Ever since the day after I feel like I have the flu. Why did my left foot turn inafter Ketomine3 doses and then Fentonal? However, the tired feeling after surgery is the usual situation for most patients and there are some reasons for this outcome. How long are you under anesthesia for a colonoscopy? TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on December 26, 2012: Likely, the sedative made you start to feel like you were drifting off. I wish I could do it even more consistently! Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency. Do you have any idea about what could have happened? For instance, weight gain is a side effect of certain medications. Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered. Glad it was a better experience for you!! It's possible that the anesthetics and dehydration make you more prone to have these reactions and lower the threshold for some usually innocent stimulus to set it off. I just was looking around on the Internet at about 3:00am due to not being able to sleep. If you have pre-existing problems with soreness or stiffness, tell your nurse and anesthesiologist. I would be grateful if my query could be considered as it is a constant source of worry. Anesthesia won’t make you confess your deepest secrets “Patients are sometimes concerned about receiving medication that might cause them to say things they regret later,” says Dr. Meisinger. I am a twenty year old male in very good health. My mother filled me in on this by the video she took. My neurologist told me that up to 16% of people over the age of 60 can get POCD and some will develop dementia and basically come out of anesthesia with dementia. I just had my wisdom teeth pulled this morning and it was the first time I've ever been "put under" for anything so I am definitely blessed thus far! Women from puberty on seem more likely to wake up tearful and crying. Should I order a straight jacket and leash now for my family...lol.. Then combine that with the other physical factors of starving prior to surgery, reduced appetite after and any pain post op. Most side effects of general anesthesia occur immediately after your operation and don’t last long. I had my wisdom teeth removed and when I woke up I was out of it. i woke up from surgery in horrible pain there was no pain medication in me and felt all of the operation that i just went through. 1 thank. Lortab didn't touch it, and they wouldn't give me anything else. Again, I was perfectly fine after the procedure. and this specific surgical position? It wasn't until day three when I experienced horrible feelings of what may be described as delirium or POCD? Plus receiving confirmation I updated beneficiaries with no knowledge. 2018 had outpatient surgery for a torn meniscus. Then as you are breathing oxygen, other medicines are given in your intravenous line that make you go all the way to sleep. These genes are responsible for detoxifying your body as well as converting folic acid to folate, which affects the brain. The most important thing you can do to prevent anesthesia side effects is make sure a physician anesthesiologist is involved in your care. I was out for almost two hours during the surgery. 1 doctor agrees. My next memory was in the ICU I believe and hooked up to stuff. hi I had surgery 5 days ago my arm have been hurting on the arm the iv was given in my arm feel weak and I can hardly write what is going on im nervous and im only 26 years old. I could not remember the previous 30 days, could not remember how to do my job, and felt like I was behind a veil that I couldn't pierce to get to my brain! Most people complain of itching on their face, especially the tip of the nose. For coming back & letting me know. (By the way, the total bill was $19,000.) The top right side of my tongue is numb, but I have full movement under my tongue. I nearly checked into a place for a Psych evaluation. Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you to and from the hospital or clinic for the procedure. Heartburn is kind of a rarity for me. We know it's the meds. When I hear this, I tell the patient a few things. This pain is excruciating. Even when someone is very agitated, I probably give a sedative less than 10% of the time and only if I feel the patient may hurt himself or someone else (I got thumped in the sternum pretty hard once, so I have the medication ready, just in case!). I had a thoracotomy of the right lung back in '06. couldn't sleep . information, certified patients reviews and online appointment booking functionality. S/he might want to check you. Christin from Sioux Falls, SD on January 09, 2014: In November 2012 I had anesthesia administered 9 times over a period of 3 weeks (for ECT). A rather curious and common, although less-researched, side effect of anesthesia is emotional displays or outbursts after awakening. i never get the nausea (yesterday, i had my gallbladder out and was eating a meditteranean wrap right after leaving the hospital). It's really hard to even guess without knowing more about you or the events before, during and after your surgery. So about a week goes by and I am heeling great and feeling wonderful, physically! I was given 15mg of anesthetics during the procedure. I went to an ENT and was told it may go away tomorrow, 2 weeks from now, a month from now or NEVER. However, side effects typically do not cause any lasting harm. Take a minute to do your own research to learn about it and consider getting tested. Active and diligent research continues to try to pinpoint who is at risk, why it occurs, and what, if anything, can be done to prevent it. Your FindaTopDoc account is completely free. You should only do as much as you feel able to in the days after your operation. Real useful and informative too. Thank you for your great answers to so many people! I would ask your primary doctor for your next move. Well done article! Should I just rule this as a post surgery fluke that lasted 5 days? Understand your health I asked my doctor but he could not give me an explanation. One to one post anesthesia nurses caring for waking brains and waiting to see if there is a happy drunk coming out or a flat affect that will turn into something recognizable. Usually, the sleep apnea causes strange things (like arrhythmias) to happen during sleep, if and while the oxygen is low. I wish I had read this beforehand although I do think I was given the anti-nausea meds by the anesthesiologist and surgeon after. But it's important to try to move around as soon as possible and follow your doctor's advice on getting active again. I woke up in the night with terrible heartburn, and it's still here this morning. did you have anesthesia sprayed into your throat or were you asleep with general anesthesia? Prior to a pain injection in back or hip no small tart & a cup of coffee will not allow iv sedation for three min.? Unlike normal sleep, your body can't even make minor positional adjustments while you are under anesthesia. Lack of Oxygen: Some people find that they breathe differently after surgery because it hurts to cough or take a deep breath. and i dont see that as common side effect on this list. I've had a hysterescopy five days ago with GA, it was to remove a large polyp which turned out to be a fibroid. I asked for something for anxiety and then was hallucinating and delusional for days. I am older but held a professional job that required much organization until retirement. I think it did help with stuff I am going through today. Narcotics are routinely used during anesthetics to block pain receptors and often cannot be avoided. “2010 had a colonoscopy. I woke up absolutely burning up in the immediate recovery area when I came to, so badly that they were putting ice all over me. But my back hurts between shoulder blades, and I just feel punk. With certain patients, particularly those in the military, law enforcement, or former prison inmates, I make sure to have extra medication on hand in order to calm an overly aggressive emergence from anesthesia. When I woke up I was extremely happy, giddy even. I feel all of this was triggered by the general anesthesia. I had a total hip replacement five years ago. I'm so curious. Makes it worth it to take the time to write & answer questions. It is also possible that you woke up on nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as another agent to ease you back to consciousness. Discuss your specific risks with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologists, however, tell me each time in recovery that it took me a long time to go under. Please let me know if you would like to give more info- were you awake or asleep for the biopsy? This is a great hub. Being bored can make you feel tired. I was under conscious sedation. [email protected] on April 29, 2017: My tongue tip on right side is numb after surgery. My mom troubled by the pblm in her throat. I want it to stop. I have a serious question. The day after my surgery I found a lump on my testicle and didnt talk about it with anyone and going to deal with it after the holiday. This occurs very rarely, but it does occur. I'm just worried that something will go wrong or if that I'll be different after waking up. Can anesthesia make you tired for days after? Based on what you said about titrated propofol, I could see how it might lessen the chances I'd wake up angry, but I don't see how it would explain the profound feeling of happiness I experienced. One of the most dreaded side effects of general anesthesia is nausea followed by vomiting. This is a small factor, but one that probably contributes to a smoother wake up in some way. 0. On the fourth day I remembered and quickly attached notes as reminders. I had no pre-op or post-op orientation about possible effects of being under, so these information are very useful for me to understand what I'm going through and what to expect. Often, if muscle aches accompany a sore throat, patients become concerned that they have the flu or that they “caught” something in the hospital. That did affect me. Sudden fatigue after an operation can be an early sign of infection. See if your primary doctor has any suggestions- for example, was the circulation to your brain checked (carotid ultrasound) with the heart testing. Lipotropic formulas. I passed out, eyes rolled back, completely unresponsive and weak or no pulse. It's very disturbing having no knowledge of 4 days and functioning in my home but not in public that I know about yet. If you are having surgery, talk to the pre-op nurse or the anesthesiologist (or both) about any concerns that you have. I look forward to following you and reading all of your extraordinary hubs. TahoeDoc (author) from Lake Tahoe, California on February 27, 2014: You have no idea how happy this makes me & how much it means. Is it normal for general anesthesia to cause a sort of nonexistent state where you're there and you know but you can't do a single thing. I don't remember any sickness. Seriously tho! Finally doctor Checked and told that nothing pblm. ... but some times will have body pains for few days is due to the el ... Read More. At about 3pm I started feeling like my head and ears were and still feel pressurized and my body feels sort of heavy. Are symptoms of nausea and dizziness common after g.a. Complications are sometimes avoidable and sometimes not, depending on any pre-existing conditions and other factors. Arms feel very heavy and like I can't control them, slurred speech, unbalanced, just feel like I'm drugged. I'm an 18 year old female with no history of "gang related violence". Then I think I faded again. or put it into esophagus? The medicine may go outside the area being numbed, or you may get too much medicine. I found out I was given succinylcholine so now I feel confident these aches will go away in a few days and have already improved. . Some of the waking patients were clearly struggling but others were happy drunks and within earshot we started to talk out loud to each other and making jokes about the individual we could hear whimpering; "how could he already have seen the bill?" You may have blood or urine tests and a physical exam. I have had 20 surgeries in 33 years of my 42 on this earth, and a quarter of those were in my first 6 months of life. So, it's possible you were breathing oxygen like he said, but were getting the anesthesia induction agents (I call them 'all the way to sleep medicines' for my patients) in the IV. Don't be surprised if you feel very tired when you get home, especially if you have had a major operation or a general anaesthetic. I had anesthesia for a lengthy brain surgery (MVD for trigeminal neuralgia) last Fall and had a horrible experience with nausea and vomiting (more dry heaves) for about 24 hours afterwards. Anesthesia can cause these symptoms after 4 weeks if you have any problem in the vital organ functions. I have a constant metallic taste in my mouth that will not allow me to taste food. Some anesthetized patients are able to breathe on their own while others require some intervention. I noted the hive like reality of seeing patients being wheeled in (PACU) and the large number of nurses attending to us slugs lying in rows. I'm just looking for the old me and I miss feeling comfortable in my body. Is it possible that the cough I have is caused from the anesthesia, hi, i had gen. anes. If you’re having general anesthesia, a physician anesthesiologist will give you medications that make you lose consciousness. I am now in day five and curious to see if anything else pops up. I had surgery last month and over-all had very few side effects from the anesthesia. I think the surgery must have made you feel tired! The nausea is triggered in some way by how the anesthesia affects the brain centers and the gastrointestinal system. After the second procedure I woke up shaking uncontrollably and was very confused what was going on. However, I did not forget again. Blood chemistries? Luckily she knows about anesthesia and its effects but not like this. Now things really begin. I had anaesthesia today for electroconvulsive therapy, and I was uncontrollably crying for over an hour. Needless to say they were very rude to me when I woke up and apologized and they told me to find somewhere else to go because I was a danger to be worked on in their office. A special lighted scope is used to move the tongue out of the way, see the vocal cords, and place the breathing tube between them. Thank you for taking the time to answer questions in a very thorough manner! Findatopdoc.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I was quezzy when they made me walk around the ICU center and balanced myself against the wall for a few days. AnnieLightning from Tauranga, New Zealand on December 29, 2012: Thank you very much TahoeDoc - so lovely of you to give your time when you must be so busy! I had an advanced endoscopy 4 days ago where they removed a bezoar. Don't fight drowsiness! I have acid reflux at times and feel that is making the choking sensation worse. Ruby from United States on March 31, 2016: Some people might enjoy the side effects and not find them annoying. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life. About 1 day after surgery, I started to feel a bit nauseous and dizzy. At this point we know only that older patients and patients of lower socio-economic status have a higher risk for POCD. Everything taste and smells awful even things that aren't edible smell funny. One anesthesiologist I had gave me some very good advice once. than they came up with a pain med. No one, not even your anesthesiologist, can predict how you will feel or which side effects you may experience. It literally felt like I was trapped in my body and needed to escape. The other cause common causes for illness post surgery is decreased activities or any infection if your Hb % is normal. Happy Holidays. The anesthesia should have no permanent effect on your throat but the instruments used can make it feel differently for some time. A lot of local anesthesia was used for both sides inside and outside gums so like 4 shots? it's been over 24hrs and still i'm getting anaesthetic smell and dizziness when i cough or take a deep breath. Could you shed any light on this? I've heard so many guesses it has me concerned I have greater issues. Because of the prior incident everyone agreed that skipping the toradol injection would be a great idea. I just.?. Can you tell if this is common or not and what could have caused this event? I could only reach the pharmacist who suggested that I take 16 mg Novo-Histidine 3x/day for ~ 3 days and then get seen by a doctor if the symptoms persist. Most people don't remember much after the pre-op sedative has been given. After the surgery ends, you’ll be tired. No, a dental anesthetic does not make u tired for days. I went to get 2 of my teeth extracted under local anesthesia (the shot numbing one). When you wake up in the morning, you may see long days stretching before you with nothing planned. how long will i be sleepy for after general anesthesia. people are soooo twitty i dont have to purchase anymore weed just act like you are allergic and you get all you want free. So I had shots in my lower back for pain, and they used an IV and called it 'Conscious sedation'. I was just curious if that was normal? I woke up from surgery and asked my nurse if I was naked, then tugging on my IV line asking why I have a catheter and then asked this poor nurse if she took my pants off and if she like what she saw. How long can numbness last after dental work. I now consider general anesthesia a life or death decision for me. I swear it feels like my tongue is going to pound out of my mouth. Its at least a 6-10 hour surgery to fuse 2 levels in my neck, bone spurs, stenosis repair, spondylosis repair. Usually, the effects of that are pretty short-lived though. After the third treatment I had, upon waking from the anesthesia I could not breathe! Is that normal? ive had gen. anes. Under general anesthesia, you don't feel pain because you're completely unconscious. I remember awakening and I had one sock one foot and the other was gone. Help dr. Would not giv me sedation for fear I would get nausea then air in lungs etc. It’s such a frequent side effect that it has its own name: post-operative nausea and vomiting, or PONV. does cause sweating after a vocal cord stripping remove. b4 and never got an acid reflex afterward? Since general anesthesia involves the use of IV and inhaled medicines to induce and maintain an unconscious state, it is not surprising that it is associated with side effects, and less commonly, complications. Many people report a scratchy or sore throat after anesthesia. Fatigue after general anesthesia is very common and is secondary to the disruption of biological rhythms and the sedative effects caused by the drugs used for sedation.It can be felt for a few days to a few months in nearly one third of anesthetized patients. The feeling of happiness I felt was so intense and unlike anything I have ever felt before that it leads me to believe it was induced by a very specific action taken by the anesthesiologist. You lay head down face forward to heal for 7 days. I am 63 years old and had gall bladder removal about 4 weeks ago and I have been experiencing a lot of agitation, confusion and sweating in the last 2 weeks, could this be a lingering effect of the anesthesia? for broken leg bone surgery (plate/screws). Has you thyroid been checked? I'm due for another surgery way more severe than my gall bladder but terrified now. Can anyone answer this question. Even minor surgical procedures, such as outpatient surgeries, can leave the patient feeling very tired. I remember the conversation of the nurses like a hazy dream. But off them for several days to recover. I just got my hospital statement, and it indicates I was given two rounds of the meds that make you go to sleep. There are some general factors that can cause oxygen (I assume you meant o2 and not co2) to drop after gall bladder surgery. If you keep feeling weak or tired, consult your doctor to have blood exams for hemoglobin and electrolytes. Find doctors & request online appointments. A young man may wake up combative and in "fight" mode. Jason Jones/Flickr, CC BY I understand that the surgical position was: supine postion with head down and feet up at I would guess ~ 60degrees. Great article TahoeDoc! It … Given the significant changes induced by these powerful medications, though, the safety record of general anesthesia is particularly impressive. General anesthesia is medicine you get before some types of surgery to make you sleep and prevent you from feeling pain. I found this Hub to see if any questions or topics had been covered due to the issue of having problems sleeping after receiving anesthesia. It takes a while for the brain to actually wake up, even after you are conscious. I stayed the night in the hospital and didn't have any complications. The more important thing I do is to let the wake up happen more gradually. It was the worst part of my recovery. In your opinion, can the surgery be the result of anxiety or can anesthesia effect the brain like this 3+ days later? Swallowing is very difficult due to the constant fear of choking to death on anything I eat or drink. So I'm functioning talking to my girlfriend telling her she deserves better than me, I'm no good, I'm a piece of shit not only shit but I'm at the bottom of that pile. 0 comment. THANKS YOU!!! What should I do? Succinylcholine causes the muscles to "fasiculate," or rapidly contract and relax. It was a 2-3/4 hour surgery. A curious side effect of narcotic pain medication (often used as part of the anesthetic) is itching. Even with local anesthesia, you may feel some pain. When I was being wheeled to recovery the doctor looked at me and said, "Don't worry. after having upper teeth pulled i was sneezing and now have runny nose, is this from oxygen in my nose when will it get batter. What kind of anesthesia is used for finger surgery? I don't think I have enough info to answer your question. Thank you for the education, TahoeDoc. What say you? Surgery was today and I seem wired not at all sleepy. I went in for a colonoscopy and a stomach scope. I still have several red broken blood vessels in my eyes. Your Login details are incorrect.Please enter your username and password to try again. The funny little hallucinations, the euphoria of the narcotics, the general well being and happiness. Please help! But what I know, after he woke up, about half an hour later, he attacked my friend and treated her very harshly. Absolutely no memory. Then, the progression is from sleepiness to unconsciousness to coma and death. I am suffering mood swings after general anathestic. Thanks for sharing your insight and expertise - voted up! I also get very cold and have been anaemic for at least last 2 and a half years, I suspect more. I was originally supposed to be admitted for 3 days. Linda Robinson from Cicero, New York on June 17, 2016: So nice meeting you Tahoe Doc. Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on October 05, 2015: TahoeDoc, I believe I'm allergic to anasthesia, (and I"m also allergic to sulfa drugs), when I had surgery from a root canal to my open heart surgery, 3 years ago. Followed up by my existing mental health issues, surgery killing my appetite, lack of sleep and obsessively stressing about the lump which turned out being a cyst that formed after my vasectomy. 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