[Solved] Need help with anesthesia advice for vestibular patient
Does anyone have information or could let me know where I could find information where I could find out about anesthesia that is better suited for vestibular patients? I have to have surgery soon and need advice soon about anesthesia that is better suited for people with vestibular issues. My doctor told me tetracycline and floxan are not good but need advice for anesthesia. Thank you for your help and insights.
Hi, Although I don’t know the particular name of the drug that was used on a vestibular patient that I know just went through surgery. However I did advocate for her and told her to call or talk to the doctors that are administering the drugs during your surgery. She just reported that her surgery went well and her dizziness was minimized by asked her doctors questions prior to her procedure. So my advise is to call your doctors and let them know your concerns and be very honest about any fears or concerns. Wishing you all the best on your procedures.
I unfortunately do not remember what anesthesia was used when I had my gallbladder out last year but I can tell you that I did not suffer any side effects from it. I was worried also. I actually put it off for almost a year before I could wait no longer. I talked to the anesthesiologist before hand per my surgeons advice. She was very sympathetic and said she would choose what she thought would be best. I had visions of waking up with severe vertigo but that did not happen. It went very smoothly. I was afraid to take pain medicine (I’m terrified of talking any meds). Everything went very smoothly. I wish you all the best.
Not sure if this is reaching you too late however have had surgery twice in the last two years. It is important to just tell your doctor about your vestibular issues as I did and they were very accommodating to make sure everything went well. Since laying flat makes me spin both times the doctor had my head elevated on the table and was sure to have me sitting more upright in recovery. No issues either time. I also take valium daily and one of the drugs given usually before surgery is versad which is similar so that helped. Good luck
Rebekah - This reply may also be too late. All the advice to speak in detail to the anesthesiologist is spot on. I had ear surgery over a year ago with significant complications which in fact was the "triggering event" that has caused my lingering PPPD. They put a patch on my neck prior to going in to help prevent nausea post-op. I kept the patch on after going home, but 8 hours after surgery got an extremely severe reaction (my event) and I was so dizzy could not get out of bed for 4-5 days. Has slowly gotten better but still constant symptoms. I'm fairly certain it was the surgery itself (too much to detail here and not relevant) and not the anesthesia patch, but I would be wary of the patch - or certainly ask about it. There are other meds for nausea they can provide thru the IV if needed.
Scopolamine patch is what my doctor's have used with surgeries and gives me good control of dizziness and vomiting from anesthesia.