I was given propofol at the hospital for a broken wrist. The very next day I had some sort of episode, in which I could not remember any of the events that had taken place. It felt like total amnesia. It was hard to believe anyone telling me the events that had taken place since I had no recollection of them.
Are you sure propofol was the only thing they gave you? Sometimes before procedures that are painful the give Versed which will cause memory loss and amnesia for an event. They give it before painful procedures so you will be alert but later have no memory of the event therefore you dont remember th pain you had. Ask to be sure you didnt receive Versed. Propofol usually doesnt cause memory loss. Sometimes pain meds can give you memory lapses especially IV doses so that could be a possibility too.
Dear manymatic... Dzoo is absolutely correct. Propofol in and of itself does not have strong amnestic effects. It does while you are under but not after. Versed or Midazolam which is the generic form... but it is a powerful amnestic drug for which you can be talking and not have any recall of what you said... this is the nature of this drug. As Dzoo said many times versed is given after your IV is started to relax you. So don't let it get you all wigged out... it is just the properties of the drug. I don't know if you actually had surgery or if you just had your bone in your wrist set. If you had an anesthetic the anesthesia gases combined with say the propofol and the other drugs like a narcotic such as fentanyl all work together to enhance say the effects each other. But the most powerful amnesia causing drug would be the versed... this happens all the time... patients not remembering things that they said while the versed was on board (in your bloodstream). I hope this helps and allays some of your anxiety of not remembering... i hope that your wrist heals well and that you will soon be out of pain...
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