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07 January 2009 @ 10:39 am
I am not a painkiller kind of guy  
Monday, I visited the dentist, and had my temp crown fitted with my permenant one for tooth #14 (if anyone wants to look at a dental chart). It doesn't fit quite right, but in all honesty, the right side of my mouth is missing a lot of the molars since that horrible accident back in 1996 anyway (and it would cost $6000 --yes, six THOUSAND-- to repair, and that's AFTER the insurance part), so it doesn't have anything to match height with, so minute adjustments might be more pain than they are worth.

Pain. Yes...

It hurt. Not in a "oh no, something's gone horribly wrong," hurt, but an "ow, this is normal, but still sucks," hurt. The process took maybe 20 minutes. I spent 15 in the waiting room, 5 in the chair. The doctor plucked my temp crown off, slapped my new one on, said it would hurt for a day or two. "The pain is because it's a tight fit, as it should be. The tissues will adapt, but it will be sore for a little while. Don't eat anything for a few hours." Then I walked home.

I took my last two Alieve, and it helped a little. I tried to eat comfort food, but it was hard to chew, since I only have that one side of the mouth to chew with. I ended up chewing with my tongue and the front parts of my teeth. Tuesday the pain was less, but when I accidentally bit down too hard, my whole jaw hurt. Last night I started to grind my teeth, and I have been unable to sleep very soundly.

I took Tylenol, which either keeps me up too late, or if I take it right before I go to sleep, it makes me groggy as hell in the morning. I am also sleeping on my back wrong, which isn't helping.

I don't know about you, but more than half the time, painkillers make things worse for me.
 
 
 
Aynne: rum goneaynne_witch on January 7th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
pain killers - hmmm - I make my doctors Nutz with them - despite my weight I over medicate Very Easily

Codeine is best taken if I'm sitting on the bed already
2 aspirin and I'm sleepy
2 Aleve and I'm asleep in the chair
2 Motrin and I'm groggy then asleep in the chair

loads of fun when my arthritis is acting a fool

2 tylenol - heheh - and this puts the docs in a real state if I need surgery - No pain relief at all AND I get a rash

Most narco based meds knock me out for 10+ hours at a time

Then There Is Meester

Opiates do Not have an effect on him at all - end of point

Aleve - 4-6 for a migraine
Motrin about the same

for kidney stones - Toradol (an NSAID) works wonders