Breast screening update

Came home from hospital yesterday after surgery to remove tumour from right breast. Absolutely horrendous time coming round from anasthetic witn migraine. Back next week for furthrr results. Feeling exhausted but pain going down. I dont know how to avoid the migraines as they are caused by the dehydration when not allowed liquids prior to operation. Anasthatist would only allow a few sips of water. Any answers ?

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  • Hi Shazzzy

    I am so genuinely sorry to read that you endured such an awful time, and I sincerely hope that your results next week are what you dearly want to hear.

    I do not know if this will be of any use to you but the Migraine Trust have a sheet of preventative measures for migraine which I have pasted below, but alas the NHS Choices website was limited to painkillers and triptans.

    I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • The very best of good wishes for good results,take care,gentle hugs xxxxxxxxx

  • I come out in sympathy on this try to get a saline iv .I had a S1 joint injected under light anaesthetic & had major migraine I couldn't get enough fluid after for several days .

    I underwent breast cancer back in 1987 had a whole year of treatments during which along with some good friends & my late husband entered into fundraising which was great fun & distraction from treatments.....good luck

    Hugs to you & all

  • Hi Shazzy, sorry to hear you've needed a breast op, do hope all goes well. Not sure what to suggest about the dehydration after an op, could they not put you on a saline drip? I also get migraines after an op, but always blamed it on the anaesthetic. MariLiz

  • Sending loads of hugs your way I am so sorry to hear this and hope you get well soon xxx

  • I have had several operations over the years and some anaesthetics have been ok and some horrendous. A lot depends on the anaesthetist. I react badly to opiates and codeine based drugs and the caring ones make an effort to use other drugs. I know that they give you medication whilst you are unconcious, so perhaps the anaethetist could give you some preventitive medication during the op or prescribe suitable medication for when you come round. The water rule is immutable because of risk, but I'm sure I've had saline drips to get my fluids up. Certainly also worth having a word with your GP to get it on record.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed for you that you have a good result. Take care xxx

  • so sorry that you are going through this. know you can barely read so will make this short. if can, try to sleep. if not i have found that watching a stupid movie helps. wny i don't know since light and sound drives me nuts but sometimes the movie works. hoep results come back positive. will be thinking good thoughts for you.

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