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Hi guys, has anyone experienced a serious drop in BP after an anaesthetic? 9 days ago I had serious back surgery and was warned it was going to be very painful but I wasn't concerned as I was already in excruciating pain and knew I'd have a pain pump in for the 1st few days however, my BP dropped do low (I'm usually hypertensive and am on meds to keep it under control), so they immediately removed the pump and transferred me to a medical ward. Of course the medical specialist was more concerned with keeping me alive than the amount of pain I was in πŸ™„ It settled within 5 days and is now back to my normal so I'm taking the meds again. Just wondering if it may have had anything to do with the MG as have more surgeries to go yet πŸ€” TIA, Di

  1. @jodi thank you! Yeah, last time mine was so high they almost cancelled the surgery so it must be just me I'd say or, you are correct just something that happens. It was annoying though cause they removed my pain pump and of course moving to medical from surgical were more concerned about me staying alive than controlling my pain πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Not complaining just going stir crazy laying flat for 12 weeks! Bingeing on Greys Anatomy and giving thanks it hasn't put me into a flare! πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

    1. How horrible! Sending best wishes that you can stay comfortable during your recovery.

      -Jodi, Team Member

  2. Hey! How scary! I am so sorry you had to go through that! I hope you are starting to recover. You are home now, I assume?

    Upon some research, it seems common for blood pressure to fluctute during surgery (anesthesia), lowering or rising.

    "Hypotension can occur at any stage of management of general anaesthesia, including induction, extubation, and maintenance. Many of the medications used for anaesthesia produce a mild to moderate decrease in systemic vascular resistance (SVR) with a subsequent decrease in arterial blood pressure.",decrease%20in%20arterial%20blood%20pressure.

    I do not believe this was MG related based on not seeing any sources out there talking about the connection, but I would love to know what your doctor thinks.

    There are many considerations that should be taken for those with MG when undergoing anesthesia and surgery. I recommend the following articles:,,

    -Jodi, Team Member

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