After Your Operation



Headaches after anesthesia

Some people have a headache when they wake up from anesthesia. This isn’t very common, only about 5% of our patients get this. This can last a few hours but it always goes away. There is nothing to worry about. Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve are the best!  Tylenol is not very good at this.

Headaches for a week?

About 1 patient out of 250 will get a few headaches during the first two weeks after the operation. The key here is to know that it is temporary and will go away. The most important thing to do is to drink lots of water and stay very well hydrated. You are going through hormone shifts and some people tolerate this differently than others. It is perfectly OK to take whatever pain medications you want. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and Aleve are our favorites. Tylenol is ok but most people do better with the others.