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    Hi guys

    I'm having a small operation on Monday, and I have to admit the thing I'm most scared of at the mo is the local anaesthetic! The operation is on my lower back, and the idea that I'll be awake whilst they are chopping me up really makes me anxious.

    I also feel that the injection will hurt.

    Anyone any experiences of local anaesthetic? I wish they'd just put me to sleep!

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    Only for having teeth removed; so my experience is more than likely completely different to yours.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Only for having teeth removed; so my experience is more than likely completely different to yours.
    Yeah I've had teeth removed so I know what that's like. Just feels a bit scarier when it's your back!

    I rang up today to ask if it was general or local, she said general. Then I read a info page she directed me to on the internet and it said local. Hmph.

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    I have. The needle stings for like a split second and the fluid stinges for another split second then you can't feel any pain. You may feel them poking you but that's it.
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    I've had local anaesthetic twice, both for different operations on my toenails. The first operation was more simple, but because it didn't work, I had to have the more foolproof second version instead.

    It's kind of an odd feeling. You know the flap of skin resting on the elbow joint? It's like how you can barely feel pain with that particular bit of flesh. It's like all the pain receptors have been turned off, but not quite all of the nerve endings so you can still feel something's going on, but can't quite make out what. Like if you have a bad instance of numbness and pins and needles and the sensation in that limb is really dull and undefined.

    It's definitely not painful, though (bar the initial injection, I mean). Whatever you may think of anaesthetic, it's infinitely better than having none at all...
 
 
 
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