How long does it take for general anesthesia to get out of your system?
Your body will take up to a week to completely eliminate the medicines from your system but most people will not notice much effect after about 24 hours.
For this reason, we ask you to refrain from making important decisions or from driving a car for 24 hours after your surgery..
How long does post surgery fatigue last?
Carl Rosow, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. But tiny amounts can linger for up to seven days – enough so that you may not feel completely normal, especially if you also have a drink or two.
Why am I so tired days after surgery?
Exposure to the stress of surgery (potentially new drug and/or medications, blood loss and/or anemia, electrolyte and mineral imbalances plus the new demands for the body to heal the surgical trauma) then adds to the fatigue after surgery.
How long should you rest after General Anaesthetic?
General anaesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and reflexes for a day or two, so it’s important for a responsible adult to stay with you for at least 24 hours after your operation, if you’re allowed to go home.