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Unread 05-13-2008, 04:39 PM
side effects of general anesthesia?

I was just wondering if anyone has noticed any side effects. I am almost 2 weeks post op and my eyes are sooo dry. I normally wear contacts and cannot keep them in for more than 5 hours at a time..even then I feel like I have to peel them off my eyeballs! I have not had this problem before and my friend suggested it may be from the anesthesia. What do you think?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 05:40 PM
side effects of general anesthesia?

Oh my gosh...I have the same thing...I was just thinking that maybe my hormones were to blame..but yes with the contacts at first I had to peel them off, but everyday it gets a little better, but I am am still pretty dry...I guess they'll get better gradually
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:17 PM
side effects of general anesthesia?

I don't know about the eyes, but yeah, I believe my short term memory issues and lethargy for the first month were in part from the general anesthesia.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 07:30 PM
side effects of general anesthesia?

when my eyes feel dry (sometimes feel sandy), my thyroid is off. i always need my synthroid increased when i feel this. if it continues, you might want to ask your dr to check your thyroid at your post op appt.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 07:56 PM
side effects of general anesthesia?

I did not notice any difference with my eyes.....I too wear contacts.

The only post-op malady I had was the slight insomnia. I was able to sleep, BUT, I went back to my childhood/early adult schedule of turning off the TV and light at 2:30AM and waking up around 10AM.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 07:49 AM
side effects of general anesthesia?

My post-op dry eyes were helped with a once or twice daily dose of Refresh Liquigel eye drops for the first two months. Now I am just using it when needed, not daily.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 07:51 AM
side effects of general anesthesia?

My eyes are dry too and the same probs with wearing contacts. I notice I am waking up a ton of times at nite too but I am exhausted in the morning when my son leaves for school. I have to go back to sleep for awhile. generally I feel tired all the time but I think thats natural.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 07:56 AM
side effects of general anesthesia?

Dry eyes is part of menopause according to my eye doc. All your moisture leaves, not just down there. My eye doctor gave me an eye spray to keep the eyes moist. Eye sprays for the eyes, Ocean snorfle for the nose and ask your gyne for hormone cream. I wonder if KY is coming out with a special one for us hyster sisters.
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Unread 05-15-2008, 10:15 AM
side effects of general anesthesia?

Thanks! My eyes seem to be getting a little better. I did buy some Refresh eyedrops for contacts. I guess my body is just trying to adjust.
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