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Offline wolfter

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follow-up to surgery
« on: May 12, 2011, 08:43:51 AM »
I knew the procedure and recovery was going to be horrible, but I never dreamt I'd have issues with the anesthesia.  I'm pretty sure that's what occurred.  I wasn't even home yet when I started getting over heated and dizzy.  By the time I got home, my temp skyrocketed and I was spewing from both ends.  My mom was insisting that we go back to the hospital but I was so sick I didn't even want to deal with that.  I have my own room air conditioner (we always fight over the house thermostat), and I had it on the coldest setting all night.  I had worse night sweats than I ever had with any of my many illnesses.  I've yet to eat anything, it makes me nauseous to think about that.  I finally managed to keep one of the oxycodene pills down and managed a few hours sleep.  I'm feeling a lot better now and can finally focus on the pain of the actual surgery.

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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 09:55:12 AM »
Wolfie-

Sounds like your reaction to the anesthesia was pretty extreme. Glad that you are doing better now. I hope the recovery is speedy for you. Surgery sucks, what type of operation did you have?

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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 09:56:43 AM »
Oy. The afteraffects of anesthesia are often underestimated or ignored. All we are is a bag of chemistry and anesthesia can play havoc with that. In my experience it takes a while and even months to recover from fully having been knocked out.

Hope you're on the mend now and the pain from surgery isn't too bad. If you continue to have problems I suggest you give your doctor a call.

Cheers.
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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 10:08:03 AM »
I had a dysplastic mass removed inside the anus.  (along with the external little buggers).  I've had several surgeries and never experienced the side affects like I did with this one.  Maybe it was a blessing in disguise since the ass surgery seems mild compared to how I was feeling last night. 

Andy, thanks for the advice.  I'm sure I'll be ok now.  It's been almost 24 hours now and I really am feeling much better.  If not, I was planing on going back. 

I still don't know why so many people abuse Oxycodene.  There's no way I could use it as a party drug. 
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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 10:58:32 AM »
Sorry to hear you had such a bad time Wolf; but glad to hear you're doing better.  :) having that mass and warts removed - that's a good thing even if you did have some issues.

I wasn't even home yet when I started getting over heated and dizzy.
I got overheated, dizzy, then puked while I was still in recovery the other week. After that I felt great, got dressed and went home. They gave me a script for percs but I never even got it filled.

Now go soak your butt in the tub for a while - trust me, you'll enjoy it.  ;)
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 12:50:49 AM »
Wow, sorry to hear about the bad experience.  Hope you feel better soon.  I've put off suggested surgery by my colorectal doc for a very tiny bump that the doc still isn't sure is a wart.  I only want to be knocked out only if truly necessary.  Did they give ya any drug, like Versed, that is contraindicted with your meds?  Anyway, hope you feel better soon and don't need to blast the a/c.

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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 07:30:58 AM »
Wow, sorry to hear about the bad experience.  Hope you feel better soon.  I've put off suggested surgery by my colorectal doc for a very tiny bump that the doc still isn't sure is a wart.  I only want to be knocked out only if truly necessary.  Did they give ya any drug, like Versed, that is contraindicted with your meds?  Anyway, hope you feel better soon and don't need to blast the a/c.

Damn, I never thought about an interactions with my meds:  Intelence, Isentress and Truvada.  It is kinda strange thinking back.  I met the anesthesiologist 15 minutes before surgery.  He was asking typical questions and one of them was if I had any chronic conditions.  Of course I answered none that weren't addressed with the surgeon.  As we continued talking and I mentioned HIV, he looked shocked and said; "oh, you're HIV positive?"  Does that mean he didn't even review a list of the medications I provided? 

Have you considered having that bump burnt off?  I've had that done in the past and it wasn't at all bad.
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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 07:38:52 AM »
When I had anal surgery last year, I specifically told the anesthesiologist not to use Versed, which is most commonly used, because it's contraindicated by my Sustiva.

He actually said to me:  "Really?  I didn't know that."
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Offline wolfter

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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 10:25:37 PM »
When I had anal surgery last year, I specifically told the anesthesiologist not to use Versed, which is most commonly used, because it's contraindicated by my Sustiva.

He actually said to me:  "Really?  I didn't know that."

I tried to find that information on the drugs I'm on and any contradictions with anesthesia with no luck.  Are any of the meds I'm on have any?

Thanks for the info.
Greg
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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2011, 02:12:59 PM »
Greg, according to the hiv drug interactions website, possible interactions with your hiv meds and Versed are...

Etravirine (Intelence) carries a "Potential interaction – may require close monitoring, alteration of drug dosage or timing of administration".

There has not been enough data concerning Emtricitabine (FTC) and Tenofovir (the components of Truvada).

There are no known interactions with Raltegravir (Isentress).

If you want to check the interactions out for yourself, you need to know the generic names of the meds you're checking. I've used the generic names first in this post, with the brand names in (*)s.

The generic name of Versed is Midazolam. You can find the generic name of most meds simply by googling the brand name.

It looks like an interaction between your Intelence and the Versed may be the culprit.
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Re: follow-up to surgery
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2011, 05:42:44 PM »
Thanks Ann, I love learning new things.
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