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Pain relief and sedation with ME - any issues to be aware of?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS discussion' started by Sasha, Oct 4, 2022.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A friend of mine with ME who isn't on the forum is having a procedure that will involve sedation and IV pain relief.

    We had a recent discussion here on the forum about what PwME should know about anaesthetic but is there anything we should know about sedation and IV pain relief?
     
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  2. oldtimer

    oldtimer Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I can only speak about my own personal experience. Over about 40 years I've had at least 14 various surgical procedures with sedation. I had ME at the time of all of them. The only problems I've had are temporary headaches. Nothing has ever affected my ME.
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    My personal experience, which is four or five procedures with sedation in the last five years, is that as far as I can tell I had no adverse effects.
     
  4. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Had two surgical procedures with sedation/general anesthetic, no IV pain killers. No problems with them.
     

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