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Where is consciousness during Anesthesia?

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I wonder where is consciousness during Anesthesia?

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I dream, much like a do when I pass out.

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same place as in reality: On your brain. Depending on the anesthesia used your brain is with limited function, therefore your conscientiousness asleep.

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When I woke up from mine I didn't remember a thing, I was out for the count. All I remember is before they put me under and then waking up thinking 'thank god that's over with". What happened in the meantime is a complete blank.

I don't think there's any difference between normal sleep and sleeping under anesthesia as far as your consciousness is concerned. Except maybe with anesthesia you remember less when you wake up.

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I've often wondered this as well, as there is a def amnesia effect from the drugs on our primal consciousness level which i don't believe you get with normal sleep. I consider myself well trained and versed in dream recall, projection and meditation trances so i have tried to stay conscious or have obe during dental surgeries for my own research, where i have been heavily sedated enough to not recall a thing and have that sense of time never passing when i wake up.

Only one time was i successful at an obe when i was given laughing gas and i suspect they went a notch too far in how much they gave me Lol. I never actually believed that laughing gas would make you laugh either -- but it did with me as i couldn't stop laughing until i suddenly went out. Next thing i knew i was out of my body back at my house sitting at my desk trying to interact with a glass of water on the desk. ETA- yes that glass was really there. I had no concept or memory of being in the dental surgery, it was as if i had blocked that part out but i remember clear as day being back home trying to pick this glass up that i couldn't get my hand to grasp, ie pick up physical object with my astral hand.

The next thing i knew i was boom back in my body, and hearing the voices around me saying what are you reaching for, i was sitting there with my arm extending trying to pick up an invisible glass of water ;) I immediately said, how much longer to go and they said, everything finished 5 mins ago.

The other sedations i have had via inter-venous have so far just been a non event as far as obe goes. I have not been aware of anything whatosever including no memory of any procedure taking place. But very euphoric afterwards when waking up. To note i have to have sedations as a form of pain control because the normal numbing shots don't even work on me.

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I wonder if it goes nowhere in some cases, and stay's put..

When my mother was in hospital for cancer they have here doses of all sorts of Anesthetics & Amnesiacs.. She returned from some procedures and said she could remember it, how it was a horrible procedure.. Then, minutes later, she'd not remember a thing, nor remember even talking to me.. It was as though her consciousness about the event had been wiped clean..

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I've often wondered this as well, as there is a def amnesia effect from the drugs on our primal consciousness level which i don't believe you get with normal sleep. I consider myself well trained and versed in dream recall, projection and meditation trances so i have tried to stay conscious or have obe during dental surgeries for my own research, where i have been heavily sedated enough to not recall a thing and have that sense of time never passing when i wake up.

Only one time was i successful at an obe when i was given laughing gas and i suspect they went a notch too far in how much they gave me Lol. I never actually believed that laughing gas would make you laugh either -- but it did with me as i couldn't stop laughing until i suddenly went out. Next thing i knew i was out of my body back at my house sitting at my desk trying to interact with a glass of water on the desk. ETA- yes that glass was really there. I had no concept or memory of being in the dental surgery, it was as if i had blocked that part out but i remember clear as day being back home trying to pick this glass up that i couldn't get my hand to grasp, ie pick up physical object with my astral hand.

The next thing i knew i was boom back in my body, and hearing the voices around me saying what are you reaching for, i was sitting there with my arm extending trying to pick up an invisible glass of water ;) I immediately said, how much longer to go and they said, everything finished 5 mins ago.

The other sedations i have had via inter-venous have so far just been a non event as far as obe goes. I have not been aware of anything whatosever including no memory of any procedure taking place. But very euphoric afterwards when waking up. To note i have to have sedations as a form of pain control because the normal numbing shots don't even work on me.

That's really strange because normal numbing shots don't work on me either it never has. I have had several bones reset with the good ole stick in the mouth. For dentistry as a child I thought that's just the way it is, I learned to HATE the dentist. They thought I was just being difficult but it took 3 of them to hold me down. They do things differently now with kids, but Native American health and dentistry clinics back then were pretty bad.... Now they have casino money. During my last surgery for my knee I was going to attempt to project. First they administered an anti anxiety drug but it had the opposite affect on me. The administered through the IV then all of a sudden I was going through some sort of paranoid delusion that I had been brought here to be meat and it seemed that everyone walking by was starring at me mentally licking their lips. Even my anesthesiologist who was my friend that I have lunch with once in a while. I had asked for him specifically because I knew my mind dosnt work the same as others and I had made him aware of this and other things that go on with me. His field is very much involved with the science of consciousness and we have has many discussions and arguments. He knew I was going to try something and he tricked me. He turned on the gas and told me it was just oxygen as such I did not have the opertunity to hold my awareness or hide it from the gas.

When they gave me the wake up drug I shot straight up and nearly leaped to my feat. To nurses grabbed me before I ended up on the floor. I had this keen sense of haveing a long conversation with Somone but I could not remember. I had the sensation that the conversation was rudely interrupted.

Then I think they were thinking I would still be woozy and not all there, but I engaged my doctor in a detailed questioning about what happened during the surgery. They kept treating my like a child but i was perfectly lucid. He kept telling me that I wouldn't remember this conversation so just wait for my wife. I did not want to wait i wanted to know how it went. He was shocked, latter, that I remembered everything and wasn't altered at all.

Anyway...... I think your consciousness is in there somewhere. I think it's how your memory is encoded that Is affected by the drug. At least for me.

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Whenever I've been under anesthesia, I don't remember a thing. I mean, one minute I'm conscious, the next I'm asking when the procedure's going to begin. I think the consciousness is simply asleep.

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But in sleep we have people who speak while sleeping. And can even answer on question. Meaning their conscious is there even they are sleeping.

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isn't what you hear while under the basis for scientology? wasn't it hubbard that believed that the things we were exposed to while unconscious actually formed our core personality and therefore these "memories" needed to be cleansed?

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Once while I was coming out of anesthesia a nurse asked me in the recovery room if I had understood everything the doctor and I talked about a couple of minutes before. I was out cold a couple of minutes before and the last time I remember talking to him was just before surgery when he was putting his mask on and asking me to move a little while they adjusted one of my drapes. The nurse in recovery insisted I had a full conversation with the doctor and he had given me post op instructions to which I said I'd understood. From my perspective this never happened. It took me awhile to recognize my surroundings and even talk to her. So the liklihood of me having been fully awake and cognizant just minutes before is very unlikely. It got me to wondering later if this wasn't just another instance where my double took over? I wonder if it superimposed itself on my body?

Has anyone else been told they had a full conversation while having no recollection of it and being totally blacked out?

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a couple years ago I had some kidney stones removed sonically. They put me on the table and gave me an injection as they gave me the injection through the I V, I remember wondering why my sight was so blurry, realizing my glasses were still in my room upstairs and then I blinked. In the space of a blink the clock was the same but the room was different and an hour and a half had passed there was no consciousness or unconsciousness and no time loss, it was literally a Blink as far as I could tell, and in that eyeblink I went from the ops table to recovery then I fell asleep a couple minutes later and woke up again about 45 minutes after that but I could remember falling asleep the second time. it was interesting.

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I think that's why anesthesiologists have to be well trained and licensed. They're actually sort of killing you temporarily so that they can operate without you flailing around on the table. A few extra drops of that juice too many and they can make you stay there. They monitor you quite closely if they're good at it.

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I think that's why anesthesiologists have to be well trained and licensed. They're actually sort of killing you temporarily so that they can operate without you flailing around on the table. A few extra drops of that juice too many and they can make you stay there. They monitor you quite closely if they're good at it.

Often they know even more than the doctors do. They have so much exposure to different kinds of surgeries and medical issues they pic up on things across disciplines that regular doctors may not recognize. Anesthesiologists are involved in everything from brain surgery to child birth. They also know all the doctors and their particulars. If you ever get to know one, they are a wealth of information.

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