Brain Fog related to Anesthesia ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Help! I am 5 days Post-Op, I was put under General Anesthesia about 30-45 Minutes and I am very much still suffering from the Brain Fog associated. I need advice on Foods to eat to help clear this up. Any Advice? I am eating a clean paleo diet but nothing seems to be helping. Coconut oil, lean meats, a nice amount of carbs and proteins, Also taking Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Probiotic (to try to restore gut health killed from the antibiotic and pain pills) I am not taking the pain pills anymore.

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on January 14, 2013
at 09:01 PM

Very common.......related to low progesterone/estradiol ratio's in brain after the SCN was turned off by the drugs used to induce the anesthesia.

Use some D ribose, Acetyl Carnitine, high dose Mg oratate, and high dose ubiquinol and eat a lot of MCT's avoid all caffeine and carbs and it should clear.

If you want to feel better right away take your shoes off and walk outside with wet cold feet. BEtter yet? Try some CT.

Cold recharges your mitochondria.



on January 14, 2013
at 10:09 PM

I had surgery in August of last year and was under for a little over an hour. You have to flush the anesthesia out of your system. My brain fog was gone in a day or two. The thing that helped the most was not taking the damn painkillers they give you (I used tylenol) and WATER. Water water water. You have to flush all that out of your body. I drank so much water I felt like I was going to float away! Most people have a lot of swelling/water retention post op, but I had very little after the first two or three days. Get some electrolyte water like Smartwater and drink drink drink! Do it for a week at least.

Also, if you aren't taking a multivitamin, do so. I got some emergen-C packets and used them too. I see you are taking vitamin C already, so you might not need that. If you are eating clean and getting plenty of rest, that's about the best you can do. Also, don't sit on your bum too much. Get up (depending on your surgery type of course!) and putter around. Fluids and wastes in your body don't move unless you do. My surgeon told me to get up and putter around the house as much as I felt like. Move my legs/walk slowly at least once an hour. Good luck and happy healing!

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