MVD surgery for Hemifacial Spasms
I just recently had microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasms. Tomorrow will be 1 week post-op. I have been told to expect nausea and dizziness because of the part of the brain where the surgery is performed. Surgery went well with no complications. I’m struggling with continued nausea and vomiting when I eat. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with a UTI after having a yoyoing fever, cold chills, hot sweats, and tremors (we believe the tremors are stress induced from surgery). I had a complete work up and was given nausea meds and antibiotics. I had nausea but was able to hold food down yesterday for the first time. The nausea meds made me sick last night. Today, I have taken my pain medication only once. But I am concerned about the vomiting. I plan on speaking with the neurosurgeon tomorrow about the continued vomiting. Today, I have noticed a change in taste. My meds taste normal than wierd. My lunch tasted normal at first then it begain to taste off. This evening, I noticed I will occasionally taste the saline solution that was used to flush my IV. I’m wondering what others have experienced. How long does the nausea and vomiting last for most people? What side effects have you had? I’m so frustsrated and ready to complete this recovery. Please, please, share your experience with me. I’m starting to wonder if the surgery was really worth it…the way that I’m feeling. Thank you for your time.