Yes, anesthesia funny videos on social media are real. I have seen similar funny wake up in my practice as an anesthesiologist. Now should you worry about this or just have fun? You are in the right place and let’s jump to find out.
If Anesthesia Funny Videos Are real, should I be worried?
There is no reason to worry about these funny wake up. If you experience this, you will not know about this. But if your child or someone you know has this, you can pretty much have fun. (Disclaimer – I suggest checking with your doctor to make sure everything is just normal).
Once you know it is, just pull your phone out and record this. Show the person the next day and they will not believe they did this. This will be a good memory to store assuming the person being recorded is ok with this. So, when this type of reaction happens there is usually nothing to worry about it.
Why does the funny wake-up happen?
The brain controls a lot of different things. It is maintaining your breathing, your heart beating. Your brain is also making sure you’re reading this blog, and this is your brain enjoying watching this blog.
Check this video out to watch this in action and this will bring a smile to your face.
The brain normally also has a lot of electrical activity going on. There is like an electric current passing on in the brain all the time through the neurons. Now with anesthesia especially general anesthesia the brain activity is suppressed, the electrical activity is reduced to a minimum, and this is based on using an electroencephalogram which shows changes in the electrical activity of the brain. Now when the anesthesia is all over and when people start waking up these electrical activities come back and when these electrical activities are bouncing back there can be a brief period of disinhibition, where people don’t know what they’re actually going through and they can have all these anesthesia funny types of reaction.
What are some examples of these funny videos on social media?
There are many examples of anesthesia funny videos on social media. I have used 3 of these videos from YouTube. Each of these is a viral video with millions of views.
If interested check them below
- “Funny Kids high on anesthesia”
- “After surgery rant funny”
- “Top 5 anesthesia reactions”
What happens in the “funny kids high on anesthesia” video?
The first clip is called funny kids high on anesthesia and this has 28 million views unbelievable! I will explain briefly what happens in this video.
Video: “Honey, happy yes puppies at home waiting for you. Here is a girl. I think who is waking up from anesthesia asking he your daddy go drop Katie’s stuff off okay!”
Me: She’s making those funny faces she’s moving her head in a funny way what are you what are you singing in your head she’s trying to sing Beyonce.
Video: “What’s up? Oh, my fart.. happens.”
Me: Here is a girl asking why do you have three eyeballs? She’s not able to visualize things properly. Normally would you and I speak like this? No, we don’t.
If interested check the whole video below.
Which type of patients can have anesthesia funny wakeup?
This type of reaction can happen to anyone. In my experience is mostly seen in the following types of patients:
- Otherwise healthy
- Having minor procedure
- Anesthesia or shorter duration
How long can anesthesia funny wake up last?
This type of reaction can last anywhere from a few minutes all the way up to half an hour and sometimes even longer. In the social media examples, there are patients having this reaction in the car which I presume is going back home, and also in their house (I think). This makes it look like these reactions have lasted for a few hours.
What happened in “After surgery rant funny” video?
This video has nine and a half million views.
I see the patient has fracture surgery. I say that because he has a cast on his right arm. The patient is ranting about something that is not making sense and looks like the parents of the family.
So, he’s feeling like everything is spinning and that’s not unusual and that’s because of all the disinhibition things that I just mentioned that there can be a brief period of this as patients are waking up.
He’s talking loudly, he’s cursing, he has no clue all this is going on you know all these reactions tend to happen.
If interested, check this video here:
What happens in this video “Top 5 anesthesia reactions”?
Another video that says top 5 anesthesia reactions with 26 million views. The girl in the video is trying to wake up she’s twitching her eyes. She’s saying call me. She’s probably not knowing what she’s doing it does not matter what the ethnicity of the patient is it happens to everyone.
Video: “There are three eyes you have two let’s see three things doctor you have two eyes do I have three eyes.”
Me: She does not want to believe the nurse who is saying you do have two eyes.
These patients do not know what they are talking about. They don’t intend to talk about this and just this happens spontaneously.
If interested to find out more, click to watch this video on YouTube
Does anesthesia funny wakeup need to be treated?
Usually not, but in case there is a reaction during anesthesia wakeup that needs to be treated there are some medicines that can be given and the anesthesia doctor usually takes care of that. These things are usually part of the wake-up. If everything else like breathing, heart, consciousness, etc. is normal except for this funny reaction these typically do not need to be treated and if you have a child who is going through this you can, for the most part, have fun watching this. Of course, talk to your anesthesia doctor to make sure everything is okay but usually, there is nothing to worry about this.
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