Because more than likely you did not eat and then took the medication on a empty stomach. If I took it without eating, I would feel sick and shaky too. I take pain meds everyday because of my chronic health condition, and I always have to eat before I take them. Jennara, with all due respect, I do not think this required a ER visit. You had pain meds and antibiotics. In my personal opinion you should be contacting your oral surgeon or dentist about
situations like this. That is their specialty, not the ER, they are for medical emergencies. I also agree with Kitt you didn't get any treatement in ER because your dentist did the standard treatment for impacted/abcessed teeth. I have a suggestion when the pain gets too bad before your surgery. Try taking 1/2 tab of the Vicodin and then 2 over the counter Ibruprofen. They call this a pain cocktail. Both help with the pain, but the Ibruprofen gives an additional anti inflammatory. But be sure you eat something first, some bread or crackers will help. Also, no infection is going to go rampant thru your bloodstream, you are already on antibiotics, so let those fears go. Hang in there surgery will be over soon. JMHO
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