A fibromite trip to the dentist

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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I was sick all week-end with a massive gum/tooth infection.  No dentists on week-ends you know.  I get there and the girl tells me to go in room three.  I go into room four and just sit there, wondering where the dentist is because I was the last appointment for the day.  I think they thought I changed my mind and went home because I see the hallway lights go off...then I look at the number on the door and of course I am in the wrong one.  I slither into room three.  'OH, there you are!" she says.  I tell her my problem with the swollen face etc and she takes an x-ray...which is read immediately in front of me on a computer screen.  It killed me to have that sharp film jammed in between my teeth, but alas...DEFAULT comes up on the screen.  "Gee, this has never happened before," she says, puts another x-ray in my sore mouth and takes off somewhere to re set  the computer.  "Are you okay?" she yells from somewhere...far away.  How can I tell her I am in pain with my mouth full of xray film?  She comes back...A no go again.  Finally the x-ray works.  The dentist does his thing, talking about the weather etc with my mouth shot full of novacain and he has what looks like an ice pick in his hand, digging deep into the infection so he can suck it out with that sucker thingy.  I'm done...ask where the restroom is.  It's in front of the desk.  I walk in and turn around...girls tells me the light swich is on the right.  HER right, not mine! I'm running my hands all over the walls and she keeps saying 'It's on the right!"  OMG...finally the hubby comes in and turns the light on which was on MY LEFT.  I pull a paper towel off the roll, the holder spring breaks and the stupid towels unroll all over the floor.  I just shut the door.  Bad Fibromite.  I get this prescription for an antibiotic.  I say that I can't fill it tonight because by the time we got to the pharmacy, it would be closed.  The girl looks at me and says it's only 5:30.  I swear, I had looked at the clock and I thought it said 7:30.  Get to the pharmacy and the pharmacist can't understand a word I am saying...due to the novacain.  All she wanted to know was my birth date.  Drool is dripping down my lips...I can't say March to save my life.  The hubby finally tells her.
Is this a long story...yes it is.  It is the ravings of a fibromite who has been told to take two Tylenol for the pain in my jaw...I can see China when I look down the hole.  Oh well...I got it taken care of in a timely manner and I am lucky that's all it was...a stupid infection.
Floss those teeth, ladies and gentlemen!
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil

Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my God, Vesta, you are a riot. I'm not laughing at you but with you. I've been putting off going for about the same reasons.
The last time I went they took X-rays on my back teeth...Why? there's nothing worth saving. Oh, but contrare, they can do root
canal at only who knows cost. No thanks, I say, just pull them. No can do, says the doc, I have to try to save them. Well, I say,
they're broken. No problem...he says, I can fix them. No thanks, I think....and I haven't been back. Boy do I miss Doc Weinrib.
It's too bad he retired, Of course, he was in his 70's so I guess it was o.k. Hope you feel better. If it helps go to Wal Mart and
get Co Q-10 liquid caps and rub it on your gums. It helps to heal them.

Nana Monster

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   Posted 1/25/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That's soo funny! Not your pain, that's not funny at all. It's your retelling that's so amusing. It reminds me of the time I argued with the girl at the fast food window. I kept telling her that she forgot my diet coke and she kept insisting that she hadn't. Finally she points to my cup holder and says " I can see your diet coke RIGHT THERE!". Gah!

I go to my dentist faithfully every 6 mos. I floss daily. I still end up with at least 2 big cavities everytime. The dentist says either the RA or the meds are making my teeth soft. Now I have perscription toothpaste. Yay! So, the moral of the story... Take care of those teeth (or) check your cup holder before arguing with the drive thru girl.

RA, Fibro, Migraines

Enbrel, methotrexate, lodine, sertraline, relpax, nortriptyline, gabapentin, and vicodin

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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Coincidently, I have a tooth infection and have got to get in like immediately.

I'm going to try real hard to find the right room. :-)

Hope you are doing better and will heal up soon.

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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna, I've been down that road a few times, it sure isn't fun! Even with going to the dentist on a regular basis, I will be getting my remaining teeth pulled. Yup, I will need fake
choppers, top and bottom. My teeth have been literally breaking off at the gum line. Either
my lupus or scleroderma has been affecting my teeth roots and tissue. In the past I've had
root canals done, crowns and bridges. All the brushing and flossing couldn't help me.
On the up side, I'll never need another root canal done!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 1/26/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to go get a Wisdom tooth pulled last week so I understand the hole in the mouth that goes to China!  You are sooooo funny!  I always love your postings.  I hope you are doing better!
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