Thursday, January 8, 2009

Braces + Pain Killers = Bad

I really hope this is my last post on these cursed wisdom teeth. Its like they're haunting me for the banishing.

I took ONE (instead of the recommended four) percocet yesterday and promptly fell asleep for 1 1/2 hours. My body doesn't know pain killers are used as recreational drugs because whenever I take them it shuts down. I'm switching to regular pain killers if I need them but so far today has been fine.

My dentist has been calling to check up on my pain level, reaction to meds, swelling, temperature (I guessed and said it was fine), etc. I'm so grateful for the follow-ups :)

A downside to taking pain meds is that I don't seem to feel regular, useful pain either. Consequently my braces shredded the inside of my mouth and lips. I've had these things for almost three months and suddenly they're an issue *grumble grumble*

Also I know it was a monthly goal (and something I'd already decided on with the dentist) but I'm seriously reconsidering getting the bottom braces in January. I was originally supposed to get them next week but already called to cancel that appointment. I'll either try for the last week in January or just push it until February.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-Poor you! I wish you better and take care!