... before hand that it will sedate me but I would not need a tube down my throat. So I was given the first dose and it didn't do anything, so they gave me a second injection, the same thing happened so another was given and still nothing happened like they said it would. Has this happened to anyone else?
HI this afternoon I was given IV Midazolam for the first time before a hip procedure, I was told?
Added 11 Nov 2011:
Well, I just thought I would update everyone on my two procedures. Yesterday as you know I had my left hip done, and when I got home last night It was hurting a little bit and thought it would be ok this morning. I had discomfort when ever I put weight on the leg, but good news the main problem where my leg would fall to the outside and give me so much pain, there is very little pain in doing this now so I am really pleased I went through it now.
Today I had a chest port put in and it is after 1am and I am still wide awake because I am so so uncomfortable, I forgot to say everyone at the hospital were great and listened to all my concerns about making sure I would be asleep through the procedure. From the time they took my computer away from me I don't remember anything until I was in recovery. The surgery was only a 30 minute procedure and it took them 2 1/2 hours, they had trouble threading the line where they wanted it to go, so I ended up having 2 scars. One almost opposite my pacemaker which is on the left side of my chest, and the chest port is on the right side of my chest, and also on the right side I was opened up on my neck which is giving me the main pain. I should of been home by 1pm it was 7:30 pm before they finally let me go home, I had a reaction to the pain medication they gave me and the nausea was really bad and the doctor wanted to make sure I was ok before letting me home.
So there you have it, hope you all had a nice day and feel free to chat if anyone is awake. Liz.
IV Midazolam never knocks me out much either. I've been given it prior to procedures and it doesnt faze me. It is supposed to relax you and you are awake during the procedure and able to follow commands but have no memory of the procedure afterwards so many people think they were completely out because they have no memory of the event. My husband had an endoscopy and was given Midazolam and I told him in recovery he wouldnt have any memory of the event and he was like "How can I not? I'm alert and looking around" Later I asked him if he remembered that and he was like "No, oooh I dont like that stuff" so now he calls it the date rape drug. When I get it I remember everything. I can recall all the conversations that went on during my procedure and every uncomfortable parts of the procedure. I dont know if they just dont give me enough or what? I have a pretty high tolerance for benzos. I have taken Halcion sleeping pills and never went to sleep where if my husband takes one he can barely make it up the stairs to the bedroom. So you are not alone.
Dear ukliz... everyone is different when it comes to midalzolam or Versed as it is commonly known. Many patients are on many medications that cause the body to need more due to the liver metabolization being increased. Some patients are more nervous than others, therefore they need more. This was not in unusual event for you... it just seemed like it... also Mildazolam has powerful amnestic properties. The point at which the speech becomes slurred is usually the point amnesia begins... it will only be present while the deug is in your bloodstream.
If you were only given midalzolam for your hip surgery and did not have a general... this is when an endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway is inserted to assist or control your breathing due to deep anesthesia. Did you have a spinal or epidural instead?
Anyway... don't worry... nothing out of the norm was wrong with you. Versed is always titrated to effect... I hope that you are feeling better and that your hip is working great...
- Midazolam Information for Consumers
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