Not sure I am asking this in the right place but here goes. I am probably going to need surgery to repair an inguinal hernia within the next 12 months. I have already seen a consultant about this but he took the line that my hernia wasn’t big enough to need immediate attention. I asked whether I would have to reduce my Parkinson’s medication to avoid any problems with the anaesthetic. He did not know and said that would be up to the anaesthetist who I would see shortly before the op. That doesn’t really help.
Does anyone have experience of undergoing surgery, with either a general or a local anaesthetic, and what they had to do about their Parkinson’s meds? I am taking Co-careldopa, Pramipexole and Entacapone, all in fairly moderate or small doses. I am dreading the symptoms I expect to get without the meds if I have to reduce them.