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Anesthestic/Muscle Relaxants and Tourette's Syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2007
  • 11:41 PM

I have a regular case of Tourette's Syndrome. Mostly just violent neck twitches now and then. I can hold it in for hours at a time, my school day or work day can go with few tics... Then I go more at home. I recently went to the emergancy room because it turns out I have some disease in my esophogus and it clenched on something... I was put on muscle relaxants and anesthestic, and then put into surgery. When I woke up I scared all the doctors in the room because it seemed like I was having a seizure, my whole body was flailing violently, except I was still talking. They didn't have any clue what was wrong and it made them all very nervous until they were told I had Tourette's Syndrome. They tried to keep me talking the entire time so that they could make sure nothing bad happened.

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