Narcolepsy And Surgery
Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:50 AM
Interesting idea on Anesthesia!
Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:31 AM
I've had a bunch of eye surgeries (3) to correct double vision...
1st at age 5 (almost exactly!)
2nd at age 15 (right before series of 3 seizures which preceded my N diagnosis)
3rd 1yr after (the second didn't hold and i got tired of prism glasses)
Posted 17 May 2008 - 05:21 PM
If you have been diagnosed with Narcolepsy, please fill out the survey. Thanks!
Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:35 AM
ty ty ty for the new bump! but I wish folks would answer instead of just viewing? Does everyone think that Yes is the ONLY answer here? Hey, if are a PWN and have NOT had surgery, hit NO.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:52 PM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:49 PM
I had IV sedation to get my wisdom teeth removed and general anesthesia to have my tonsils removed. Both of these were with in a year (possibly 6 months) of each other and right around when my symptoms showed up. I had never put that timing together until just now.
Makes sense to me that there could be a correlation.
I have always wondered about sleepwalking too. (Maybe I should start a new topic...) I was a crazy sleep walker when I was little, up until 11 or 12. I would constantly wake up on the couch, in my mom's bed, curled up in a ball on the bathroom rug. I would also get up and walk around and do things and talk to others etc.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:26 PM
As with other matters we discussed (eg Steroids), he referred me to the following sites.
He considers these sites to be "gospel" because they are not swayed by special interests or funding from corporations.
[I realize this a double-post, but wanted to make sure folks following this thread, and not other threads, would get this info as well]
Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:47 AM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:31 AM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:44 PM
Thanks for the input Diane! If you have not done already, please place your "vote" at the top of this thread as well.
Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:21 PM
Posted 14 June 2008 - 12:07 AM
We spent a few minutes chatting about some of his research and offered some of my own "layman" theories about the correlation of anesthesia and narcolepsy. My biggest suspicion, after all said and done, is that the body may simply be "allergic" to some of the chemicals used and the body has no way of "flushing out" these elements -- hence, Narcolepsy being a manefestation of the body's immflamation.
I encouraged him to peruse my related posts and everyone else's as I hope he will find more informaton and feedback from the rest of the group.