Some people talk in their sleep, and some people get high. Imagine when the two are combined – yes, people in anesthesia who are only half-conscious spout the ridiculous things ever. Sometimes they talk about deep dark secrets people weren’t supposed to know about. Sometimes their delusions rule over them.
These are stories by people who have seen or experienced people doing bizarre and funny things when the anesthesia still influences them. We can definitely say these are experiences they won’t ever forget for the rest of their life.
Getting high from anesthesia is pretty common and it can cause hallucinations. Many people report seeing things and how it helps strengthen their beliefs after the incident. My own mother speaks about how anesthesia made her see such a bright light, but after that, she knew it was the anesthesia taking over.
But did you know that hallucinations and delirium can last up to a few days? While the drugs played the most part, your body also supports these unreal images and thoughts. It is a function to help you get through major injuries and to reduce the pain. After that, memories of when you weren’t exactly being you will also last very long and vivid.
Another even rarer side-effect from anesthesia is to speak in a secondary language. This is not similar to Foreign Language Syndrome that very few coma patients experience when they wake up. You can see in one of the stories we share on how it can also mean using sign language when you know you can speak!
Hallucinating after surgery was probably the last thing these people worry about. But when asked about their experience, it sounds like these are the only things they can remember now.