18 September, 2007 at 4:41 pm #11076
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.18 September, 2007 at 4:49 pm #59695
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)18 September, 2007 at 4:49 pm #59696
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…18 September, 2007 at 4:50 pm #59697
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.18 September, 2007 at 5:07 pm #59698
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.18 September, 2007 at 5:10 pm #59699
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.18 September, 2007 at 5:11 pm #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)18 September, 2007 at 5:27 pm #59701
Does your school have a health clinic that you could go to? They usually take students quickly-no appts needed.18 September, 2007 at 5:38 pm #59702
I will send healing thoughts and prayers your way Owlwatcher. Hope you get feeling better.18 September, 2007 at 6:52 pm #59703
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. xx18 September, 2007 at 6:52 pm #59704
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!18 September, 2007 at 6:58 pm #59705
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.18 September, 2007 at 7:17 pm #59706
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.18 September, 2007 at 9:21 pm #59707
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.18 September, 2007 at 9:28 pm #59708
I’m so glad you feel better Owlwatcher!
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