Fentanyl in spinal anesthesia

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Avatar m tn , (1) if they use barbiturates as anesthesia, and I am already taking them, could that put me into a coma (from barbiturate poisoning, etc), or (2) if bringing me off of the anesthesia they somehow remove the benzo/bartiturate levels in my body and I seizure/coma from coming off too fast?). Thank you.
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 About 2 months ago I had anesthesia with fentanyl. They gave me 4 times the dose of what I was suppose to have- 100 lb. woman. I am having severe sleep deprivation from this, night sweats and the shakes. How do I get my sleep habits back? I am waking up every hour! I am due to have surgery in a few days and am afraid that I am going to wake up during the procedure. I need help, what do i do? Thank you!
5611452 tn?1370971104 but now the precancerous polyps in my colon have gone crazy, I have multiple cysts in my liver and now this in my spinal cord. My PCP had me start seeing an oncologist a year ago...and she has been looking for cancer so hard. I just laughed, because I thought, yeah right.. but figure well dang, if it ever does show it's head it will be found before it can take hold.
Avatar f tn s fentanyl. That gives it both partial agonist and partial antagonist qualities. In case of any kind of emergency requiring in-patient pain management or anesthesia, there would be no problem. ziggy - since you're concerned about this issue, make sure you talk to your doctor or even your pharmacist about it. Because of its very long, 36-hour half-life, buprenorphine is often used to stabilize addicts as they work a recovery program.
411980 tn?1267555591 He promises I will be calm and sedated, but responsive. He also promises I will have no pain post-op due to the spinal. So, all in all, I am happy to be going this way. I'm a bit nervous to be awake, but thrilled that my pain will be managed right after surgery. I know the pain will come as it wears off, but they can keep the epidural in for 24 hours, so that should help also. Roshelle, I will post again after my surgery to let you know how I did.
Avatar f tn The orthopedic surgeon mentioned that the most likely anesthesia would be an epidural rather than a general anesthesia. There is little information on epidurals online. Is it given directly into the spine, like the spinal they sometimes give during labor? Someone told me that, for knee surgeries, the epidural is actually given below the spinal cord and there is no risk of injury to the spinal cord.
Avatar f tn An epidural is a continuous feed of anesthetics thru a tube that remains inserted in your spine. A spinal block is where they just stick one injection in your spinal canal and it lasts for so many hours. You will feel nothing for a while after the surgery is done.I have had two C-sections and a removal of a 10 cm torsed cyst while I was 8 months pregnant - all using a spinal block. I have also had two other cysts removed under general. I HATE spinal blocks!!
Avatar f tn The needle, catheter, and probe used during this RFA procedure does not enter the spinal canal and cannot cause those symptoms. In the lumbar area, the anatomy is such that major blood vessels are not disturbed. I am suspecting the local anesthetic absorbed by capillary action, or IV anesthesia used during your procedure may have caused these side effects -- perhaps the benzodiazepene medication midazolam (Versed) given as part of the "conscious sedation" used for this procedure.
Avatar n tn The procedure only takes 5 minutes, and with this guy, is done in a surgical center. You are only asleep for minutes. The anesthesia is performed by either an anesthesiologist, or a nurse anesthetist. You wake up and go right home, of course someone has to pick you up from the facility. Your PM provider performes the epidural steroid injection. Your insurance company is confused. The "epidural" you speak of is not EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA.
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.
Avatar n tn Hi, Urethral dilation can be done by using lignocaine jelly locally in the urethra. It need not always be done under spinal anesthesia. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
1364139 tn?1280791344 When I had my surgery last month, I left my Fentanyl patch on. All my doctors, the surgeon, pain management team, and 2 nurse friends were all in agreement on that.
Avatar f tn i have a arachnoid cyst in my brain..and i need to get spinal anesthesia for my csection...since the spinal meds are injected into the spinal fluid....what could it do to the cyst in my head?
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?
7792797 tn?1413503184 & after the anesthesia kicked in, i couldn't feel anything. they inserted my catheter and i was like "tell me before you do it" (was very scared of that) and my ob was like "it's done" lol.
Avatar f tn I'm getting a test shot in July with no anesthesia since this is a test to see if burning nerves will work, he will use lidocaine in the test will it hurt ?
Avatar f tn Four years ago I had spinal anesthesia for surgery after my son was born. I ended up with a severe spinal headache the next day. Two days later I had to go back in for a blood patch which helped. On and off over the past four years I have gotten migraine-like headaches and have an intense feeling of pressure and decreased hearing in both of my ears. Could this be a long term effect of having the spinal fluid leak and what can I do to manage it?
Avatar f tn They gav anesthesia to my spinal I dint feel any pain as was already in labor that pain of spinal anesthesia felt like nothing. But I was not getting that numbness then finally then gave general anesthesia throgh a nose mask and ask me to breath in. Immediately I was unconsious and dont even know what has happened by the time I could hear anything everything was done and they were shifting me from OR.
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 n tn Wow, I never thought about the anesthesia. I was given an epidural and it was very hard for them to get it in because I was very dehydrated. I never would have thought about that aspect of it.
Avatar f tn I am a 45 F and had a TKR two months ago. I had spinal anesthesia and was also "out" during the surgery. I was catheterized during the surgery until the following morning. I have had ongoing issues with my leg, EMG/NCS last week were positive for significant femoral nerve damage (possibly from the tourniquet??), as well as being "positive" in my spine - although that doctor did not explain about my spine and my f/u with my OS is tomorrow.
293157 tn?1285873439 I personally hate spinal anesthesia. I do not like needles in my spine it is like a LP or the hours of coming out of it where I can't move. I have done both and am for be knocked out personally. I have had lots of surgery with MS and have never had a problem.
Avatar f tn You don't get an epidural usually with an elective c-section, it's just a spinal which is just a shot. General anesthesia isn't recommend as it effects the baby, and more recovery issues.
Avatar f tn I had a spinal fusion surgery back in 2005. I had minimal relief. Every MRI shows this lipoma which Nobody seems to consider possibly part of my chronic pain issues! How can I get them to check it out in more depth? If a persistent problem, what needs to be considered next? Please help!
Avatar f tn Regional anesthesia (also called an epidural or spinal anesthesia) is administered by an anesthesiologist (a doctor who delivers pain medicine) during labor to reduce discomfort. In both epidural and spinal anesthesia, medications are placed near the nerves in your lower back to "block" pain in a wide region of your body while you stay awake. Regional anesthesia greatly reduces pain throughout the birthing process. It can also be used if a cesarean birth becomes necessary.