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  • #11076
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    owlwatcher_974
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    I need prayers badly. My toothache came back because, after spending all the money on the doctor and the prescriptions for blood pressure medicine, there was nothing left over for the dentist. The pain is unbearable and, this time, I really can’t take anything for it because the on thing that works (ibuprofen) raises my blood pressure. The pastor from my church gave me money for the tooth but my blood pressure is so high, (160/110) there is no way they will pull the tooth. The pain makes the blood pressure worse and the blood pressure keeps me from being able to do anything about the pain.

    I have already missed two days of classes and am in danger of being dropped from at least two of my classes. Not to mention the fact that I have to work today in a very stressful situation – just me and my roommate on a job where he is not comfortable with just the two of us working because he hates working with just a two person crew. I cannot call in sick and I hate working like this with my blood pressure so high.

    I will be calling the doctor after work to get an appointment to see if there is anything she can do for my blood pressure or the pain in my tooth (preferably both) until it is safe for my tooth to be pulled.

    It hurts so bad I just don’t know what to do right now. I have to work and I cannot miss anymore school.

    #59695
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    paulajeanne
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    Prayers coming your way, owlcatcher. I pray that the pain will ease and you can get through this crisis. Perhaps your dentist will feel the pain requires the tooth to be removed despite the high BP. Lots of empathy here. Have you tried any holistic methods? (acupuncture etc)

    #59696
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    2 Popoki
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    I don’t know the cause of the pain, but would something like Oragel help? Something topical to at least ease the pain? I wish there was more I could do for you… :(

    #59697
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    Buttercup
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    Wow Owlwatcher could you ask your doctor for some narcotic pain relief just in the short term to get your blood pressure down so they can pull that tooth? Most are generic and don’t cost much.

    #59698
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    owlwatcher_974
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    Doctor wont see me until Friday. I dont know what to do. I cant miss anymore school and the pain keeps me awake nearly all night.

    #59699
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    MaxandCali’sMom
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    How about a clinic? Maybe they could squeeze you in quickly? I can feel for you, Owlwatcher, I’ve been having some problems, too. However, the Oragel worked for me. I’m so sorry you’re in pain.

    #59700

    Oh, sweetie, I am praying that your BP comes done and that they can pull your tooth. I am so sorry that you are in pain. Love, hugs, purrs, headbonks (gentle ones) and sandpaper kisses (from Tiger)

    #59701
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    rainingwolf
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    Does your school have a health clinic that you could go to? They usually take students quickly-no appts needed.

    #59702
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    Shelley
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    I will send healing thoughts and prayers your way Owlwatcher. Hope you get feeling better.

    #59703
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    MadcatwomanintheUK
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    I can’t offer any practical help Owlwatcher, as I don’t know much about how these things work in the States, but I pray you feel better soon. xx

    #59704
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    GreatDane
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    Awww, OwlWatcher, I’m sorry you’re in pain! I’ve taken Oragel for toothaches and it helped me. It’s like a numbing gel and it eases the pain. If you can’t get to the doctor, at least get to the drug store and get yourself a tube of this stuff to tide you over.

    Hope you’re well soon!

    #59705
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    Buttercup
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    Owlwatcher,would your doctor phone in a prescription for something if you told him the fix you’re in? Most are pretty accomodating if you tell them your situation. Or,I hate to say it maybe the ER. Since you’re in a lot of pain and it’s causing an unsafe rise in your B/P,it’s appropriate to go there if you have to. Hope you feel better soon.

    #59706
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    SylvesterMiasMomma
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    I second the postings that suggest orajel for a quick fix. It might at least lessen the pain. Check out your school’s clinic or maybe the local community clinic could see you on short notice? I hope they can help your blood pressure in addition to your toothache.

    Thinking healing and positive thoughts that your BP goes down so you can get the tooth pulled. Hugs, gentle headbonks, and purrs.

    #59707
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    owlwatcher_974
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    I have several tubes of oragel that are always within reach since I wind up using it several times a day. It just wasn’t helping me at all this morning.

    The doctor I go to is at a low cost clinic and it is the only place I can afford right now. But they aren’t being very helpful at the moment. Hopefully, by the time I see the doctor on Friday, my blood pressure will be at a reasonable level and she can sign the paper so that the dentist will pull the tooth. I am hoping to get the dentist appointment by Friday of next week when it won’t interfere with my classes.

    At the moment, I am finally free of pain. After work I got some liquid oragel and that took a lot of the pain away. I also took a combination of motrin and tylenol which works wonders for getting rid of toothaches – the only problem is that I am not supposed to take motrin because of my blood pressure medicine.

    #59708
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    Buttercup
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    I’m so glad you feel better Owlwatcher!

    #59709
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    2 Popoki
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    My heart goes out to you. I pray the tooth can be dealt with soon and the BP comes back to a normal level. Hugs

    #59710
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    AnnF
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    Oh, hon, so sorry to hear about it. Fingers crossed and good thoughts sent for Friday.

    Would ice packs help? Oil of cloves is an old home remedy but it’s hard to get and can be expensive. Or would something that would ease the infection, like mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide or even just plain salt water help?

    #59711

    Owlwatcher,

    So sorry you’re in such stress – all, of course, raises your bp. Everyone had good advice, so I’m just sending healing energy your way.

    Take care of yourself. You are important!

    #59712
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    3 kits staff dorie
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    Owlwatcher,

    My 25 year old son is also suffering from tooth pain last night I got him oragel tooth tips it’s oragel on a q-tip and also listerine antiseptic mouth wash,he says these are helping along with tylenol for the pain. He has an appointment next monday with the dentist. My prayers are with you my friend

    peace

    Dorie

    #59713

    This may sound like a crazy suggestion, but you might want to do some research about biofeedback. I have heard that some people can reduce their bloodpressure through meditation or other relaxation techniques. I know money is tight, but you might be able to get some information online. Couldn’t hurt!

    You are in my prayers for long term resolution of the tooth pain. {{hugs}}

    #59714
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    Lynn from PA 6/8
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    Owlwatcher, so sorry for your pain. Hope you feel better real soon. Hugs and prayers are being sent out to you. Take care. Hugs and purrs, Lynn

    #59715
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    MaxandCali’sMom
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    Kitties are supposed to help lower blood pressure. You’ll just have to sit down, hold your kitties and let them do the rest! It’s worth a try, right?

    #59716
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    owlwatcher_974
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    well, I’m taking yet another day off from school. the pain kept waking me up every 20-30 minutes last night. I just finished going through another round of intense pain. I have been taking amoxicilin but I think there is an infection that has nowhere to drain out – this would explain the feeling as if pressure is building up and me having to get up out of bed and just try to get through the few minutes of intense pain without waking my neighbors up with my screaming and crying. this last round was quick though and not so intense. at this point I would be more than happy if the stupid thing just split apart so I could remove the pieces myself.

    #59717

    It sounds like you need to be seen at an urgent care clinic. It is one step down from the emergency room and much quicker to get into than a doctor’s office. Is there one in your area? I know you don’t have insurance, but you really don’t want to let an infection run rampant. It sounds like the amoxicilin is not containing it. Even the emergency room is a good idea despite the cost. Please get seen today. {{{hugs}}}

    #59718
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    Shelley
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    So sorry that you are still having issues. Hugs and prayers to you.

    #59719
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    SylvesterMiasMomma
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    I agree with Kitten Whisperer, you should see if there is an urgent care clinic or visit the ER (they must have something for people who are financially challenged). You shouldn’t have to continue to be in pain because of no health insurance.

    Thinking healing and positive thoughts that your BP goes down so you can get the tooth pulled. Hugs, gentle headbonks, and purrs.

    #59720
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    MaryLynnVa
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    Owlwatcher, another help for tooth pain is to take a clove and keep it next to the tooth. Not only does it ease the pain, cloves also have antiseptic qualities.

    #59721
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    miu
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    Owlwatcher: I hope you get painkillers. STAT. I send prayers and good wishes for your health. Kitties send purrs and sandpaper kisses. :)

    #59722
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    Rubia in CA, 4/28
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    Have you tried calling the dentist’s office again? I think you are right about the infection having no place to drain, but I think you will need to see a dentist to have it dealt with if the antibiotics are not taking care of it.

    If you tell them you are in absolutely excrutiating pain and can’t sleep or work or anything, surely they will try to find a few minutes to fit you in before Friday! Try crying on the phone and letting them hear how you are absolutely at your wits end! And if, after all that, they still can’t see you today, ask them if they can refer you somewhere else that could see you.

    Good luck, sweetie. Sending hugs and lots of positive, healing energy your way!

    #59723
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    SharoninAustell46
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    Owlwatcher, I feel for you, baby. Ibuprofen is hard on your bp but what about aspirin? If you take it with food and it’s coated, it isn’t hard on the tum. Dissolving the regular kind in warm water and rinsing it around the tooth may also afford some immediate relief. Don’t swallow, just let it rest in your mouth.

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