I used to work in an eye center and we used to do the numbing shots to the eye for eye surgery while the patient was under with propofol. I have seen a few reactions in the 1000's we did where people come out of the anesthesia with movements similar to a seizure but it is not a seizure-it is more of a tonic/clonic type movement and sometimes they get rigid before these movements. It is possible to have a true seizure though. Did you lose control of your bowel or bladder during the seizure? It is very possible that you could have another reaction so if you ever go under again, you need to tell the anesthesiologist that you have had this kind of reaction before. There are many drugs to be used for anesthsia. They may want to avoid the propofol in the future. It is doubtful that you will have another seizure without being under medication. It was likely the medication. This is not all that unusual and it may just need extra precautions when you go under in the future.
- Propofol Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Propofol (detailed)
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