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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Did your dentist not offer any painkillers? I can't imagine at least not having a small prescription for a few days. Does acetaminophen (tylenol) help any?
He gave me prescriptions for 800mg Ibuprofen and some vicodin. The vicodin I'm only supposed to take if the pain becomes unbearable, and the last couple times I've taken it, I felt horrible afterward. It does get rid of the pain though, but the medicine head and the lightheadedness I get from it is almost not worth it.

Oh, I noticed some of my taste came back today. I was drinking water and it tasted sweet! Like delicately sweet. So I tried some fruit juice and it definitely tasted sweet, so I can taste sweet stuff again!
post #32 of 39
Thank goodness. Hoping hard that it all comes back completely.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
He gave me prescriptions for 800mg Ibuprofen and some vicodin. The vicodin I'm only supposed to take if the pain becomes unbearable, and the last couple times I've taken it, I felt horrible afterward. It does get rid of the pain though, but the medicine head and the lightheadedness I get from it is almost not worth it.
Save it for bedtime then? You must be very sensitive to side effects. Does it make you sleepy too? I tend not to get lightheaded directly from any meds unless my blood pressure is really low and my NCS is acting up... but then I it might just be lightheadedness from that.

Be careful getting up. The common side effect that causes the lightheaded feeling is because of orthostatic hypotension - it's very easy to fall from this or even faint.
post #34 of 39
My daughter got her 4 wisdom teeth out on March 24, and it was a good 3 weeks before she really felt well. Her jaw was very sore, and opening her mouth and eventually chewing was what really got to her. She's perfect now, so you have that to look forward to.
post #35 of 39
I'm glad that you're showing signs of improvement, but sorry that you are in so much pain Vicodin gives me such a bad reaction, I simply cannot take it - severe headache & vomiting.
Try putting either cold packs or hot packs. I would try cold ones first because they reduce the swelling.
You could also make the ginger tea from the root- it's found in the fresh vegetable section of the store. Slice a quarter-size piece and simmer it for 10 minutes in about 2 cups water. Water it down if it is too spicy.
I hope that you have someone there to help you out with cooking & cleaning & caring for the kitties!
I'm sending an extra big dose of prayers and vibes that you will feel much, much better before the end of today
post #36 of 39
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Hey everyone, thought I'd give an update. So the feeling is mostly back, just the left side of my lower lip I can't feel. The bad thing is, it's horrendously painful now. I went back to the surgeon yesterday and he told me I had a dry socket on one side and he stuffed some kind of patch into the socket. Tastes horrible but helped some. I think I'm getting more used to taking the vicodin and motrin, don't get quite as sick feeling. Before it was giving me almost like a vertigo feeling, spinning, things hard to focus on, couldn't tell which way was up. Now it just kind of makes me really sleepy. Hope I don't turn into a druggie.

Room mate found some agave nectar sweetener from trader joes, and have been mixing that with ground ginger. It's definitely helping with the nausea and actually giving me a bit of an appetite. Now the biggest trouble is digging all the food scraps that get into the sockets, this morning I thought there was a dead animal in my mouth
post #37 of 39
I'm glad you got most of the feeling back..the pain will go away sometime (hopefully soon)
post #38 of 39
Wonderful news! Soon, you will have no pain and be able to eat anything
post #39 of 39
i am glad to hear that it is getting better.
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