Anaesthetics – Your Questions Answered

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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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ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

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