What are the side effects of general anesthetic?
August 12, 2010 9:58 PM Subscribe
Are the common side effects of general anesthetics REALLY that common? What if I eat toast beforehand?
posted by foxy to Health & Fitness (40 answers total)
I am having surgery tomorrow. I can't tell you what it is because it may cause this to turn into a different sort of discussion.
I apparently have only one option when it comes to anesthesia; and that's general. So my appointment is at 8am, I have to stop eating tonight at 12am. But there's a few major issues for me:
1. I have an enormous phobia of vomiting (emetophobia); and
2. I can't go more than an hour or two without eating otherwise I get nausea and throw up!
So I guess what I'd like to know is:
Does EVERYONE get nausea after waking up from a general? And for how long?
Would it be okay if I took a couple of anti-emetics (i.e. Maxolon) beforehand?
Would it also be okay if I just had a slice of toast or some crackers since I've taken some anti-emetics and should technically not be throwing up anyway?