January 7, 2012 at 11:46 am #91
Went to the dentist for a cavity on Thursday. I have horrible teeth. Thanks EDS. Warned the dentist I have EDS and upper neck instability. She lays the chair as flat as it will go….greeeeeat. I feel the pressure building up instantly. Not sure what part of small moth she didn’t understand either. My mouth was open. Anyway, I timed the hydro condone before hand right and the novicaine did work but the referred pain from the nerve she ticked off is so annoying. It has lasted for days. in the grand scheme of things with my back, brain, etc a tooth and jaw ache shouldn’t matter but it’s just annoying. The increased dose of hydrocodone (1.5 pills per my PCP) works just well enough I shouldn’t take them driving.
Don’t know about you all but the chronic pain is like constant background noise and I am used to it. New pain is always noticeable until my body accepts it as background noise. This toothache keeps coming and going and it’s not the tooth anymore. It’s the jaw, face… Wherever that nerve is radiating to. So annoyed.January 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm #1647
Yikes, that kind of sounds like the trigeminal nerve, my friend. That hurts. Keep up those mast cell meds (some of the degranulations magnify pain. Great). Have you ever tried Cymbalta? It helps with nerve pain. If it continues, it might be worth asking Dr. Clair about. EDSers tend to respond very well to it. 🙂January 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #1649
Have tried Cymbalta. Was halted quickly. Can’t remember exactly why. PCP and I recall it made me “off” very quickly. So, in retrospect we think we know why that class of drugs is a no-no for me. Nerve seems to have calmed down unless I eat.January 11, 2012 at 12:32 am #1656
Yea, people either love it or hate it. Some folks sort of trip out on it — weird, huh? I think it helps adrenergic folks more, but that’s a guess. If the pain continues, have you considered Lyrica? (hopefully it won’t continue!).January 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm #1657
Tried Lyrica. My PCP loves it. I went up and up on doses and got no noticeable improvement. I have who knows how much $$$$ in Lyrica in my cabinet. Useless to me. Sad, huh?January 12, 2012 at 7:16 pm #1660
Tried Lyrica. My PCP loves it. I went up and up on doses and got no noticeable improvement. I have who knows how much $$$$ in Lyrica in my cabinet. Useless to me. Sad, huh?
Hmmm, I guess it depends on what it goes for on EBay. HA. Did you have your prostaglandins D2 checked?January 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm #1662
No. No need for me to see an endo. *eye roll*January 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm #1711
Oh… so pretty sure THIS pain was a good old fashioned abcess. I stuck some floss up in where the cavity was filled and flossed extra hard and out came some lovely pus and blood. The radiating pain has been slowly going down since then and the cold sensitivity is less as well. Still plan to call the dentist to have it checked out just in case, but was glad I said something to friends on Thursday night. 3 weeks of suffering for good old fashioned dental pain.
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