September 15, 2011 5:25 am at 5:25 am #599386
i got my wisdom teeth taken out this evening and it hurts sooo much!!! the pain meds they gave me dont seem to be working!! i can’t even sleep! any ideas how to make it feel better?September 15, 2011 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #811703Derech HaMelechMember
Hydrocodone Bitartrate with Acetaminophen.September 15, 2011 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #811704oomisParticipant
Did you ice your cheek for 15 minutes on/15 minutes off throughout the day? That helps. If it is a lower jaw tooth, that is typically more painful than an upper one. Take the pain meds they give you, but don’t overdo. The next day, if there is still swellling, use ice, then later on apply heat (i.e, a hot water bottle). refuah shelaima. I have BTDT four times.September 15, 2011 2:31 pm at 2:31 pm #811705methinksMember
Ouch! feel better 😀September 15, 2011 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #811706
Refuah SheleimahSeptember 15, 2011 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #811707BaalHaboozeParticipant
Oooh the pain, I know all about it! The ice on/off definitely helped my swelling, and if the pain killers don’t work, don’t take 10 and hope that works – never overdose more than prescribed!Refuah Shelayma, we feel your pain, youre not alone in this, buddy. Just hang in there!September 15, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #811708
look at the bright side
At least if people tell you you have a big mouth you can say you don’t and proof is that ur wisdom teeth were taken out
do you know why their called wisdom teeth
b/c if theyre taken out they really smart (hurt a lot)September 15, 2011 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #811709
thanks everyone!!! especially cofee addict, thanks for the jokes! they made me smile (even though it hurt to do that but it was worth it!)September 15, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #811710
hey it’s the least I could do to my biggest fan 😉September 15, 2011 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #811711
lol I thought I was your biggest fan!September 15, 2011 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #811712
your not even interested in giving me your name
some fan you are
😛September 15, 2011 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #811713
what are you talking about? you think if i would post it the mods would let it go through? are you kidding? dont you know them yet????September 15, 2011 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #811714
(I’m a mod myself, jk)
You can give hints though
(I’m playing around with you)September 15, 2011 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #811715
What kind of painkillers did they give you? Tylenol with codeine? You need something better. Call the doctor and ask for a prescription for Vicodin.September 15, 2011 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #811716mytakeMember
Refuah Shelaima.September 15, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #811717ConcernedMemberParticipant
Please keep BaalHabooze’s advice in mind. If the painkiller you’ve been prescribed is not working, do not try to take more than the recommended dose. Some painkillers have terrible side effects when too much is taken, such as slowing down or stopping critical functions (like breathing). Instead, call your dentist and request a different type of painkiller. Some types work better than others on different patients. Everyone is different. Ice, of course, is a good idea as well. But as far as meds go, you might need a different class of drug and only a licensed practitioner should be telling you that.
Best of luck to you.September 15, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #811718
its painful. not sure there is anything that can be done. everyone knows how painful they are. if there was a quick-fix it wouldnt be known as such a painful process.
coffee- I can deal with it and im loving it. just keep making fun!September 15, 2011 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #811719
feif- he did give me vicodin but the pharmacist gave tylonol with codine so when we called to tell him that he said its the same thing. its helping a bit more now, plus taking advil with it (as per pharmacists instructions i would never do it without asking!!!)
thanks all for your wishes!September 15, 2011 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #811720ravshalomParticipant
Cofeefan – Vicodin and Tylenol with Codeine are NOT the same thing. Vicodin is Tylenol mixed with Hydrocodone, which is a codeine derivative but is 6 times stronger when taken orally than codeine is. The trade name Vicodin actually was coined from the Roman numeral VI (6) + codeine to indicate its 6-fold superior strength.
And now to anecdotal evidence: when I got mine out I used Vicodin and it did a very good job.
And an interesting piece of trivia: overdosing on either Tylenol w/ Codeine or Vicodin is more dangerous because of the Tylenol than the other ingredient (both of which are narcotics).
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First of all, ????? ?????. There are four different strengths to Tylenol with codeine, that range from one to four. Most times after a dental procedure the dentist will prescribe Tylenol with codeine one or two. Find out which strength he/she gave you and if this is the case, ask for Tylenol with codeine #4. Once again, ????? ?????.September 15, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #811722minyan galMember
Refuah shleimah – feel better quickly. Don’t drink anything with a straw – the suction can dislodge the blood clot that sealed the bleeding. Also don’t drink any very hot liquids – same reason. Stick to tepid or cold drinks. Try to increase your dietary fibre to counter the effects of the pain meds on your “innards”. Because you won’t be able to eat anything too hard for a few days, a nice bowl of hot oatmeal with brown sugar and milk should help with that problem. Just let it cool down for a few minutes.September 15, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #811723oomisParticipant
Just be careful and do not take more than what is prescribed or for longer than is prescribed. Not only is it easy to get addicted, but you can damage your liver.September 15, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #811724houseofjavaMember
try moistening a tea bag, squeeze it out slightly, and put it on the area. It slows the bleeding and soothes the open wound.September 15, 2011 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #811725HLMMember
My sister just went through this (and I;m afraid I’ll have to also) … Sleep propped up I heard so your face won’t blow up and maybe ask them about your medication if it is good, my sister’s was wrong for her and was too strong. Good luck – REFUAH SHELAMAH!September 15, 2011 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #811726ronrsrMember
when you are young your jaw is more pliable and there is usually much less pain from an extraction. I had my last wisdom tooth removed last year, when I was in my 50’s, and it was very painful for six weeks. When I had the others removed, in my 30’s, it was a cakewalk.
I hope you are soon able to transcend dental medication. If not, call the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, DDS.September 16, 2011 9:19 am at 9:19 am #811728
ravshalom – True, they aren’t the same thing. And the pharmacist has no legal right to switch.
When I had major dental work the Dentist didn’t give Narcs. You don’t need them and Vicodin shouldn’t be prescribed in these situations. They tell you to take 3 or 4 Advil every 4 -6 hours. I’m against e/o being prescribed Oxycodone or Hydrocodone for every single pain that they have. Google Percoset & Vicodin about overdose and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
” overdosing on either Tylenol w/ Codeine or Vicodin is more dangerous because of the Tylenol than the other ingredient (both of which are narcotics).”
Your trivia is off. Adding the acetaminophen to any drug increases chances of overdose because people don’t realize that their narcotic product contains acetaminophen and then they take a product like Tylenol together with it. To say Tylenol is more dangerous than Narcs is also not too accurate. Acetaminophen will kill the liver, but Narcs will make you stop breathing. Both are very dangerous drugs. This is why I said these drugs shouldn’t be given for regular pain like teeth extractions!September 20, 2011 5:24 am at 5:24 am #811729ravshalomParticipant
Health – Just saw your post now. I didn’t mean that overdosing on acetominophen is more dangerous than overdosing on narcotics. All I meant is that in these combination pills, it takes a smaller number of pills to get a dangerous dose of acetominophen than it does to overdose on the narcotic. So for all intents and purposes, these particular pills are more dangerous because of the Tylenol added. In fact, one reason the Tylenol is there in the first place is to discourage overrdosing on the narcotic, because one gets a dangerous dose of Tylenol before getting a chance to get high on the narcotic.September 22, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #811730
Health: if you’re still bleeding, you should never take Advil, because it is a blood thinner. You should only take Tylenol.
As for the pain killers, acetaminophen can kill you if you OD on it much easier than the other stuff. When I had my kidney stone recently and needed pain killers, the doctor told me that I could use Vicodin or Percocet. He said Percocet might be better because it had less acetaminophen in it, and I could take 3 of them if I needed to, while Vicodin could only be taken 2 at a time. Not that I ever need 3 Percocet at a time… if I take 2, I’m in la-la land pretty quickly.September 22, 2011 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #811731BaalHaboozeParticipant
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ravshalom – I figured that’s what you meant. I just wanted to clarify it for everyone else.September 22, 2011 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #811733
Feif un -“As for the pain killers, acetaminophen can kill you if you OD on it much easier than the other stuff.”
Much easier is not true. It can kill you, just like Narcs, whenever you OD on either. See my post above!
“Health: if you’re still bleeding, you should never take Advil, because it is a blood thinner. You should only take Tylenol.”
Sorry, you are confusing side effects with precautions and contraindications. These terms are self-explantory. I looked it up -just to be sure. With Aspirin it’s a contraindication. With NSAIDs, such as Advil/Motrin, an active GI Bleed and/or a clotting disorder is only a precaution. And anyway, neither teeth extraction or kidney stone fall into these two. If it was any bleeding the book would say so. So there isn’t even a precaution. Like I posted above, I first learned of Advil 600 -800 mg for teeth/mouth problems from my Dentist. I highly recommend this for acute pain – for short term!September 22, 2011 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #811734
When I said much easier, I meant that it takes less of it to OD. Your body can handle more of the other stuff than it can of the Tylenol.September 22, 2011 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #811735
Feif Un -“When I said much easier, I meant that it takes less of it to OD. Your body can handle more of the other stuff than it can of the Tylenol.”
Totally wrong! The body can handle upto 4000 mg a day of Acetaminophen. Now take a weak Narc like codeine, the body can only handle about 240 mg per day. What you mean is that the way the Pharm companies combine the Narc with the Acetaminophen, you can easily max out on the acetaminophen before you max out on the Narc. For some reason the way they make these pills even though the Narc usually has sliding doses, they always put a lot of Non-narc even with the lower dose Narc pills.September 22, 2011 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #811736nitpickerParticipant
I thought they don’t take out more than one at a time.September 22, 2011 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #811737
nitpicker – Now why would you think that? A regular Dentist will take out two usually at a time because you have to remove either the top or bottom corresponding tooth. An oral surgeon will remove them all in one shot if you want. The only times they do one at a time is either if you’re a chicken or if the teeth are growing in at different times. (They aren’t at the same stage.)
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