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09 Dec 2005

Hi everyone.. I know this probably isn't the best topic - but I'm dying of pain - I need to have my wisdom teeth removed, have an appointment to do so early next year, but at the moment - shooooweeee I'm in so much pain. The whole left side of my face, including my jaw and cheekbone is really aching! It's the strangest feeling! I've taken quite a strong tablet for pain, but it's not helping.... And I have to be ok to go out tonight, as we've got a party planned.... Any advice? Sorry to bother you guys with this!!!
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01 Jan 0001

watch out for not overdosing on the pain meds. You don't mention what you're using, but most of them work in a rather narrow range. One aspirin may help pain, 2 might help a bit more --- 3 or more wont do anything more for the pain, but could give you a stomach bleed and ringing in the ears. Most of the simple over-ther-counter painkillers can be harmful if taken in too large a dosage or for too long a time. If the pain persists, you may ned to arrange to see a dentist for some emergency attention before next year
No, not garlic cloves, but the spice Clove ( much nicer smell !) Sometimes it's worth combining one of two diferent types of painkiller, eg Aspirin or paracetamol, with codeine, or with Brufen or Voltaren.
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