Hi everyone. One of my readers questioned whether anyone had concerns regarding nausea after undergoing a tkr (total knee replacement). I have written about this in former posts dating back to 2008, but will reiterate.
The only nausea I had initially was from the local anesthesia while in the hospital. The anesthesia resulted in appetite loss, dizziness, impaired speech and light-headedness. I didn’t eat anything for one day and then slowly started eating small amounts. First time I stood up for physical therapy, I vomited.
Once the anesthesia cleared out of my body, nausea was not an issue. This coincided with my hospital discharge. I believe the physical exercises and drinking plenty of fluids helped flush out the anesthesia. I’ve gotten nauseous from anesthesia after other surgeries, so I wasn’t concerned. Nothing surprised me since a tkr is major surgery and anesthesia is poison. Ask any anesthesiologist.
While recuperating at home after my tkr, nausea occurred when I took prescribed pain meds. The nausea curbed my appetite enough to lose 10 pounds over two months.
After trying different pain meds for two months (none working other than increasing nausea levels), the nausea stopped. Ice was a much better and healthier pain reliever during tkr rehab.
By the way, please remember everyone is different and has unique experiences and recuperation stories.
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