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    There have been cases of patients with SPS who develop Locked in Syndrome with certain anesthetics, not with all.

    If you’re due for any anesthetic, be sure your Neuro and the anesthesiologist or dentist know about Stiff Person Syndrome ahead of time.

    I did this recently for an endoscopy dome to see why I had swallowing problems. I sure wanted the doc to know what she was looking at if I couldn’t move upon awakening.

    Conversely, with Propofol , for colonoscopy, I woke up and my Neuro symptoms were gone for @12 hours! It was wonderful to feel healthy! Was dancing around the kitchen.

    If you have SPS, have you had such experiences?

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    Here is a good article on Stiff Person Syndrome and anesthesia
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3087284/

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    thetinman.org is an excellent site for Stiff Person Syndrome. It’s the best centralized source I know of. Here she spend much time talking about anesthesia and Stiff Person Syndrome . Print it out for future reference.

    http://www.thetinman.org/anesthesia.html

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    Anesthesia can cause long term comas in SPS and in others I am told. Anesthesia gives me the creeps! :(
    Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
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    What creeps me out is the case study in the above link. The surgery on the woman with Stiff Person Syndrome was an amputation of Lower legs, done to stop the pain from that location.

    One wonders if MMJ would’ve benefitted her pain as was well as other non medical interventions?

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