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Does general anaesthetic give side effects after a week of surgery ?

Hi, I had my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago, it was my first anaesthetic . I ve noticed a change in myself mentally, and my ability to think normally. I feel mentally fatigued and do not feel like I am functioning at the level I was before the surgery . I also have blurred vision . I m very concerned because I was very capable and inteligent before the surgery, and I ve noticed a big difference, especially in my attempts to get on with my life after having recovered physically. Could this have anything to do with the general anaesthetic, a side affect? I know there is a possibility since it s already been 2 weeks and I m still not 100%. If so, might this be a permanent thing, and what else could be causing me to have a change in my frame of mind?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Aug 2011
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You are probably experiencing psychological effects of having surgery performed on you. Not to worry. Try to avoid thinking about the general anaesthesia as it does not have long term effects. Try to stay active, do your daily chores, interact with people more. Get 6-8 hours of sleep a day. Eat healthy. Exercise daily. If you have changes in sleep, mood which is lasting more than few more weeks it would be best to consult your Psychiatrist for help.
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