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Unread 12-12-2011, 02:40 PM
high anxiety

Has anyone's dr ever had to prescribe xanex or valium before their surgery. I am having high anxiety over the IV (i have huge needle anxiety=(, and he is giving me valium/xaxex. My question is...should this help me? How will this make me feel? My anxiety is so huge that i fear it will not work ...can anyone give me some advice? please
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Unread 12-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Re: high anxiety

I am certain it will work. I mean if they can put an elephant under for surgery I imagine they can deal with a much smaller very nervous woman. When I arrived they put in my IV and immediately gave me something for anxiety about 20 minutes before I went for surgery. It made such a difference, I had been so nervous the night before I had hardly slept and had repeated nightmares. If I had known how smooth it would go at the hospital I would have slept easy.
Unread 12-12-2011, 03:51 PM
Re: high anxiety

LAVH/Bladder Sling 9 days and doctor put me on Xanax and it helps tremendously with the anxiety - I am now on hydrochodone because the pain is just unbearable - if your doctor is offering it, I would take it. Been a HUGE help for me!
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Unread 12-12-2011, 04:50 PM
Re: high anxiety

Definitely ask. I have terrible needle phobia and a lot of fear about the surgery. My doctor told me I could take xanax when in the waiting room and then she'd put "good stuff" in my IV first thing that would "make not care at all".

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