Allergic reaction to anaesthetic

I have Hashimotos and am concerned about the possibility of an allergic reaction(once had after anaesthetic) when I have an op in November on a neuroma and bunion on my foot. I have informed the Specialist of the drugs which were formally administered in the hope they can find an alternative. Has anyone else had similar problem ?

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What problems did it cause, something specific or just a period of not feeling good? A little more information may help us to make suggestions.

If the previous op was a general anaesthetic then may be a spinal block would be better with some sedation if you wish.

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Anaphylactic reaction so airways closing down Difficulty in breathing Rushed into A and E after being sent home from a surgical root extraction as my tooth had broken off totally.

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With the dental treatment, could it have been a reaction to adrenaline? This is used to minimise bleeding and is needed part of treatment sometimes. If your Tsh was very low at the time I wonder if it could have triggered a response?

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Thanks not sure about that But end d up having an adrenaline shot

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Hi and thanks

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There are many anaethetics - just ask them to check your notes and not use the same one. Your feet are a long way from your mouth (hopefully!) so a local in your foot should stay there.

I do not respond at all to most local anaethetics - its a genetic thing which unfortunately I have passed to my son - but try telling a doctor that and they do not believe you. I have had a tooth taken out as the dentist did not believe me and I fainted with the pain which scared the dentist more than me! I now look them in the eye and say if I can feel anything, I will sue. They then read the notes!

Good luck with your op and I hope it makes you feel like dancing again!

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Thanks for your inspiring answer love your sense of humour x

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Could they do it with a spinal block epidural instead of a general anaesthetic? I know a lot of hip replacements are done this way. I don't know what drugs are used for that though so it might not be any better.

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Will ask when I do my pre op visit

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I had a spinal block and sedation when I had my vaginal hysterectomy and walk repair, it was brilliant, can't remember a thing and so much nicer to come out of without the sickness of a general

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Thanks I'm encouraged

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Yes I've had two spinal blocks for hip replacements and good not to be groggy after but hated a general and that really upset my meds!

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