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All done with painkillers? Ha! If I hadn't already said I wasn't on drugs in the previous post, I'd have to accuse myself of being on drugs when I wrote that post.

Being at work for the afternoon was tiring, and my teeth gradually got more sore. Also, I found driving to work seemed to make me tired and my head a touch motion-sick, maybe because I'm not used to the extra mass in my head yet, maybe because of the extra fluid still in my head, maybe some other reason. Anyhow, driving home didn't seem to affect me. However, I had to stop at the grocery store, and that definitely made me more tired and my head more sore. It was much like when I first got braces, all I could feel was pressure on my upper teeth and jaw. By the time I got home I was feeling pretty unhappy, and I immediately took one of the stronger painkiller pills with a glass of milk. Just drinking the cold milk seemed to help soothe, or at least numb, the teeth. So now I'm trying to sit for a bit with a cooling pad strapped up against my mouth, and that also seems to be helping (though it's rather awkward).

Hopefully my teeth will settle down over the next day or two, because if I go back to taking the ibuprofen regularly, I'll run out in a couple days, and I really can't drive if I have to take the stronger hydrocodone/ibuprofen. Of course, there's just a couple days until the weekend, so then I'll have another couple days where I can basically sit around at home if I need to.

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thoughtfloss
Jun. 15th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
Worst case scenario with the Ibuprofen, you could use the regular stuff, just a higher dose if necessary. My doctor (when I had my last baby) said I could just take three OTC pills instead of a script for 600mg.
parkbenchzine
Jun. 15th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
yeah, pharm companies always 'recommend' half what you could possibly take on their OTC products. though, at Phils weight, it might be right. my fat ass can take 800mg of Advil as long as it doesn't upset my stomach, and 600mg of Tylenol (both store brands of course) having the one pill thats 800 / 600 is handy though... and often its generic from the pharmacy, and thus as cheap as the store brand of the OTC. don't drive... you've got questionable driving skills before the operation and pain killers.. : P giggle. Phil you rock man! good looking out from the great wet north.
philaros
Jun. 15th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
you've got questionable driving skills before the operation and pain killers.. : P

What?!? Come out here and say that, I dare ya!
philaros
Jun. 15th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't even want to be using painkillers long-term, but I did realize I can just keep going with regular ibuprofen if I need to.
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