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Has Anyone Experienced This?

Has Anyone Experienced This?

Hello. I recently had major surgery. Prior to surgery I was in extreme pain and discomfort. I no longer am. My pd meds do not seem to be effective now.

Did you increase/decrease your meds? What were you taking? Thank you

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband reacts very poorly to sedation! It's like PD goes into hyper-drive and the meds don't work at all. On top of that he has vertigo. The vertigo will stick around for weeks! My husband went in for day surgery to get a Spinal Stimulator for pain control (these work wonderfully), but they had to keep him overnight and nearly a second night because he couldn't sit up, couldn't get to the restroom, couldn't get into the wheelchair to go home. Then for almost 3 weeks after, he have severe vertigo, that lessened over the 3 weeks until he was back to normal. Be careful when going under general or full anesthesia if you reacted poorly. Be sure the physicians are always informed you have PD and you react poorly.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi there. My experience with drs is that they tend to overmedicate. I have chosen to tolerate a little more in exchange for less meds and less side effects. Someone living with this disease is more helpful to me than someone who just knows about it.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

What does the dr. say?

posted over 1 year ago
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