Fentanyl for anesthesia

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Avatar f tn Yes, they are safe. Most of us with cirrhosis commonly have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every year or so to screen and monitor the status of our varices. I have taken miralax many times with no adverse effects. What can more problematic is any anesthesia type drug(s) you may be given. I assume this procedure is being performed by your gastro and she/he is aware of your cirrhosis?
Avatar n tn Why did they use fentanyl for anesthesia instead of a more traditional method? And must they use this again? I would discuss your fears with your surgeon. If you are not comfortable with him all your PCP. When you are "under" anesthesia they monitor you VS continously. They are able to determine if you are not completely sedated and will provide additional anesthesia should this happen, which is rare contrary to the media. I wish you all the best.
Avatar n tn I have always had them done with general anesthesia, but now the insurance company says that it will not pay for two anesthesia services performed on the same day by two different providers. They regard the epidural itself as anesthesia. On the other hand, they say they would pay for the two services if they were performed by the same provider. How could the surgeon perform the epidural procedure and administer general anesthesia at the same time? That's preposterous.
1348686 tn?1310654243 Propofol (otherwise known as general anesthesia) is a lot more dangerous and has many more risks that versed/fentanyl and other sedation medications. If they use propofol, they will usually need to intubate you which means a tube will be put down your throat and it will breathe for you. I assume newpatient2011 is one of the few people that had a bad experience with versed/fentanyl, but this is not the norm and I truly recommend against propofol for something simple like an endoscopy.
1364139 tn?1280791344 I use the fentanyl patch for my neck and back pain and my pain management doctor feels that it is okay for me to continue to wear the patch during surgery (he is an anesthesiologist). I talked to the pharmacist today and he said that I absolutely should take off the patch, and even should take it off a few hours before since the medicine is still in the body and releasing so I don't technically need the patch attached to my skin for the last few hours before the surgery.
Avatar m tn Some months ago I had an anesthesia for a gastroscopy. There were usde the following neuroleptics: propofol, midazolam and fentanyl. I slept for about 2 hours and as soon as I woke up I was abnormally acting like a drunk. That being ended up in a couple of hours but unfortunately some symptoms and problems remained.
Avatar f tn Im on suboxone and I take 3 quarters a day of the tablets, im getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed and will be sedated,they are doing a IV and local anesthesia. I do not want to tell the surgeon because they will look at me differently. What should i do taper myself to a quarter a day and then not do any the day before and of the surgery? What should i do and will i be ok if i do that?
1508881 tn?1313114901 ve had 8 epidural steroid injections and 8 lidocaine injections and I was fine for those. But for some reason the RFA is making me really scared. Maybe it's because they are going to use a sedative/fentanyl in an IV that is freaking me out the most. I've never had any sort of anesthesia beside local. My biggest fear is getting all loopy and acting weird. Also I'm not sure how the actual burning is going to feel. So anyone that has had this can you tell me how it went for you?
214864 tn?1229715239 He is going to have me placed under general anesthesia for the procedure, due to my having lost consciousness 3 years ago. I agreed, or shall I say that I had nothing to say at the time he was arranging this. Now, I am thinking about the last time I went under general anesthesia for sinus surgery, about 2 years ago. I had a very hard time in starting to breathe on my own. I guess because I kept falling back to sleep and would not breathe.
301640 tn?1302652334 It is hard to drop in a few lines that can explain it all. For me, my palpitations started at 6 yrs old. When I was 15 then need medicated. After a few years the medicines were not working. They fitted a pacemaker for me. My svt over ride it. I had an ablation 3 years after the pacemaker then. Somehow, the pathway attached it back. I remain in wpw pattern not sydrome. Now, I am in perimenopause. Everything play up again. I think the hormone playing a major trick here.
Avatar m tn Hi - Im not sure what you mean. Do you mean anesthesia during surgery-- like what damage does the anesthesia cause? What chemicals do you mean? I think that with 40+ surgeries you must have had major pain issues and thats how you became dependent/addicted. Lots of people became addicts after taking meds for legit reasons (Im not one of them though).
Avatar f tn I have an incurable, but not fatal, rare bone disease [polyostotic fibrous dysplasia] that causes constant severe bone & muscle pain, plus spinal myoclonus, & progressive degenerative C 5,6 disc Dz, migraines, daily HA's. I've been maintained on oxycontin for several years & have never abused my meds. My Dr retired and my new Dr wants to switch me to subutex.
Avatar m tn I agree with Spectda- there is minimal pain/discomfort involved. If you like, ask them about twilight anesthesia; they use fentanyl/versed combo and you probably won’t have much awareness or remember much, if anything.
Avatar m tn Hi, my wife had a molar pregnancy and had to have a full d&c. The insurance BCBS covered everything, but they won't pay for the anesthesia since the hospital is billing the anesthesia as though it were for an induced abortion. I think the hospital is providing the wrong CPT code for the anesthesia (01966), but they insist that BCBS is the one in error. Meantime, they keep sending us a bill for the full amount for the anesthesia.
7486246 tn?1391323511 So they rushed to get me some IV pain meds called Fentanyl. It began working by my third contraction. I stalled at 7cm for a bit but made it to 9cm within the hour, I had a second dose of Fentanyl and awaited 10 cm. By than the hormones had taken over my nerves causing uncontrolled tremors in my legs, perfectly normal at this stage, Dr. had me push and after 3 hardcore pushes he was out. He came out weighing 9.949 lbs. 21 3/4in. Long.
7303500 tn?1389997641 Has anyone ever gone to rehab to be medically detoxed from fentanyl and oxycodone? I've been on pain meds for about two years now. I've only been on fentanyl for three months but I want off everything. I feel like I'm in a constant fog. I hate the way I feel. The fentanyl is making me depressed really bad. It also gives me anxiety. I have chronic pain but I think I would rather be in pain then deal with the way pain meds make me feel.
Avatar f tn ) I felt weird and shaky after the anesthesia and fentanyl wore off that they gave me before and after surgery (anesthesia before, fentanyl after). But I think I felt that way last time too. I feel a lot better but my insides kind of feel bloated and like I pulled a muscle, but pain is subsiding. I will see how I feel after sitting in my chair for 8 hours, if I can handle that. Thank you all for your advice. No withdrawal, no craving, no nothing.
Avatar f tn I am going to get off the Fentanyl patches and put on Methadone using Suboxone as a bridge .I have never heard of this med called Suboxone.I am on 200mcg of Fentanyl how long will it take to get off the fentanyl?
Avatar n tn It is not anesthesia, it is called conscious sedation and is generally versed and fentanyl or demerol. We ask all of our patients if there is a chance they could be pregnant for this reason.
Avatar f tn I had a 4-level lumbar RFA today (L3-5, S1). Procedure went well. However, right afterwards, I had double vision, twitching fingers, nausea, vomiting, balance problems. Has anyone else reacted like this after the procedure? I'm about hours post-procedure and am still feeling queasy. All the other symptoms have subsided. Feedback, please. I'm at a loss for what happened to me. Doctor said it's the first time he's ever seen anyone react this way after an RFA.
Avatar m tn My first two surgeries I was put under general anesthesia. They informed me for this 3rd surgery I would be under twilight or conscious sedation. They informed me that I would be able to talk with the doctor, but feel no pain. Well, like most folks that gives me some pose. I believe I have a more reasons than the average eye patient for this uncertainty of sedation. First, the drug Versed does not effect my memory. I have received this preoperatively for my last two surgeries.