Thinking of Getting a Nissen Fundoplication...

Discussion in 'Support' started by japongus, Jul 7, 2015.

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    1. japongus

      japongus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I got a ton of reflux, and I think it's about time I had a fundoplication done. I have delayed it for years thinking the anaesthesia would drive my H over the edge, and there are records of anaesthesia-like drugs both improving and worsening T and H. What's your experience, you know of cases like this, people with T and or H that got operations?
       
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Operating theaters can sometimes be very loud, insensitive places. You'd need to make your condition clearly understood, because while you're under, your ear mechanisms aren't, and there can be a lot of loud talk, rattling and bumping of trolleys, dropped instruments etc. Find out what conditions are like in the OR of the Institution you attend. I'd also make sure they put ear plugs in for you for the procedure. There's some posts about this over on Hyperacusis Network's forum.
       
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    3. japongus

      japongus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Good points. While I can find some pretty negative experiences with tenotomies for myoclonus over at hyperacusis chat network, I can't find anything specific about operation conditions. Could you give me the links here? thanks
       
    4. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      There might be a fire alarm too...
       
    5. japongus

      japongus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I'm thinking of taking a fan noise sandisk in a couple of earphones, might help. Over the ear plugs, because my acoustic reflex can't even stand the beat of blood/heart that goes into the foreground in absolute silence, and because ear plugs might be taking the heartbeat from the body into the ear canal, I'm not sure. I'm not sure about the anaesthesia like midazolam, or clonazepam or whatever they use, as my condition is ridiculously rare and they won't have experience, and there are reports that they both eliminate and/or increase T and H.
       
    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
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    7. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Anasthesia will be midazolam, not clonazepam. Probably also fentanyl, and a definitely voluntary muscle paralysis agent like rocuronium. That won't stop your middle ear muscles though, and you don't want to be awake and paralyzed to find out anyway.
       

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