Originally Posted by joelr
You need some pain killers. You could call your dentist and explain that the local A. isn't working and you insist on proper care. See if he will write a script earlier in the day OR ask if he has any oxycodone (either by itself or in Percocet combined with tylenol) at his office. If he does, take at least 2 (10mg).
At 10mg you will still feel pain but you won't care as much. To really feel no pain I think around 15-20 mg is necessary. Having an empty stomach will increase the effects.
Rei's suggestion of valium isn't bad for relaxation and stopping anxiety beforehand but there is zero analygesia and pain is still really annoying on benzo's (valium, ativan, klonapin...).
Or the Doc may choose a weaker version like Vicodin (hydrocodone) or Tylenol with codine. Vicodin is ok but the Ty w/ codine is extremely weak.
It bugs me that MDs are withholding pain meds to ordinary people all over the world now because of lawsuits and things.
well, both types of medication are addictive and i don't recommend that anyone play with them. but docs will prescribe benzos like Valium to people with chronic back problems - they wouldn't do it if it didn't help with the psychological resistance to the painful stimulus. sure, technically the pain is still there, but it is far easier to deal with it.
yes, painkillers can work too, but she said she doesn't have a lot of success with that. opiates should work though? i have heard of people having funny reactions to opiates (nausea, rashes, hallucinations) but not sure i've heard of them just not working, though it could be they didn't help with the level of pain.
if all else fails, maybe the docs over there could put you on some Vercet - it's a combination of benzo medicine and opiate medicine, so you are both relaxed/care less about the pain and feeling less pain. docs used Vercet with me for a procedure before, that stuff does work...