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Does anyone here have any experience with surgery? To be specific, plastic surgery. I am wondering if it's possible to go trough surgery without ones cvs getting triggered?
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Have you had any before? Some people have reported (again everyone is different) that the anesthesia can be a trigger for them.
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No, I have not, but I am interested in getting plastic surgery. I just don't know if it is a possibilty for us who suffer from cvs.
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My daughter had a few surgeries while her CVS was active.  Her surgeries varied from a shorter time period to very long.  Her surgeons were informed about her vomiting issues (we did not know about CVS) and took precautions. Procedures varied from full general anesthesia to nerve block with light sedation.  

She did have some nausea after a couple of procedures and her post op meds were changed.  I do not recall any active vomiting.  Some of the anesthetics can trigger nausea and vomiting so be sure to have a discussion with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.

If you search the archives there is hopefully more information on this topic.

If you do locate helpful threads, please boot them up so they do not age out of the archives.

Good luck and please let us know how things go.





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I have had a surgery and to be honest I think I forgot to tell them about it because I didnt know what I had at that point. I didn't have any nausea when I woke up either. I am also on methadone which they originally thought was making me vomit (going into withdrawals) so they were already aware of that and taking precautions for that by giving me benadryl I believe.
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Thank your for your replies! I was kind of set on it being impossible to go trough surgery with cvs.

However I am interested in getting a rhinoplasty. And besides nervosity being a trigger for me, not being able to breath from the nose for a week, is something I am also afraid could trigger my cvs. So, I don't know, could you be a bit more specific about what kind of surgery you went trough?

A rhinoplasty is something I am considering later on in my life. When I am a bit older and have enough money.
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And I'll try searching the archive, ginny!
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Good luck, the archives will be hopefully helpful.

Surgeries I recall on this message board and speaking with others do include rhinoplasty, orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, appendectomy (one child turned out to not have CVS but had waxing and waning appendicitis) and many many other procedures.

I think the trigger for. cycle might depend on your triggers and trying to prevent those from kicking in-- anxiety, excitement, stress, overtired, allergies-- maybe before the procedure your doctor could start a preventative such as meds taken during prodrome, and then with your anesthesiologist expertise as well as the post op care, things will go well.  Try not to overthink the surgery and plan as you get closer.

 

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Thank you for your help, it's really helpfull. I'll search the archive, and keep your advice in mind.

I might pop up if i think of anything else to ask. 😊
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