Post Edited (vestabula) : 6/29/2010 3:28:50 PM (GMT-6)
I agree with Sherrine and Donna. The Novacaine can cause heart palpitations which can then lead to anxiety/stress. At least for me, stress causes fibro flares, upping pain A LOT! As far as the dental surgery, 20 years ago and 2 years after I was diagnosed with fibro, I was diagnosed with stage IV periodontal disease and ended up losing all but four of my teeth! I was in my 30s then. Long story short, I had a dentist that didn't recognize periodontal disease and I had very little pain. Dentist kept telling me I had "a" gum infection, treated me with antibiotics, and on and on...this went on for a long time, leading up to the stage IV disease. I went through several gum surgeries and having all my teeth pulled, which were done in stages, the first being TEN. I was put out for it. Through ALL of it, I did really well, very little pain. Try not to stress over it. Make sure you ask for something other than Novacaine and tell them about your fibro, so they can try to make you more comfortable in the chair. That was the worst of it for me...the long appointments in the chair leading to pain in my back muscles.
I wish you well
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.