We answer questions relating to:
Anaesthetics used in surgery
“I am going into hospital in a few weeks time for a fairly major operation, The surgeon says that this will have to be carried out under a general anaesthetic. I don’t tolerate drugs very well and am worried about the anaesthetic. What advice can I pass on to the doctors?”
Anaesthetics used in dental procedures
“My dentist has told me about a new drug in regular use as a local anaesthetic in dentistry, which is stronger than Citanest, called Mepivacane. I need a lower molar removed and would feel more comfortable with it should the need arise. I occasionally suffer from palpitations so wish to avoid adrenaline if possible. What is your opinion of the relative merits of these anaesthetics for someone with M.E.?”
- See also the ME Association leaflets ‘Going into Hospital’ and ‘Dental Care – Your Questions Answered’.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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