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digitelle t1_j1mogcd wrote

Right after you had your wisdom teeth pulled.

Which to be honest was the absolute worst pain. It took a few days for it to even settle in but the sheer throbbing was unbearable.


CaptainNoodleArm t1_j1n3mkp wrote

I handled my removal perfectly with Ibuprofen (even though the procedure was 2h long). First night I used a small dose of opoids just because my doctor prescribed me only 8 tablets with 200mg Ibuprofen (and I'm huge), after my friend upped the dose to 400 I was pain-free


thebraddestbrad t1_j1obw7e wrote

Not all removals are the same. Mine was so intense I had to be put to sleep and I looked like a squirrel hoarding nuts in my cheeks for a week


Mejai91 t1_j1qsycg wrote

Me too, still didn’t take the opioids they gave me because ibuprofen and Tylenol are of a similar efficacy when it comes to pain control, they just don’t get you high


thebraddestbrad t1_j1r2cn5 wrote

Not true. Opioids are better at pain control than NSAIDs. There are other options besides otc NSAIDs and opioids, too, like ketolorac.

This also isn't about who can handle more pain without resorting to narcotics. If you didn't need anything but otc NSAIDs, don't assume it's because you're more tolerant of pain. You just weren't in as much pain.


noiamholmstar t1_j1q3uh8 wrote

And I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth that required surgical removal, and I never took anything but ibuprofen. They prescribed opioids, but I never felt the need to take them. Everyone is different.


delirium_red t1_j1pnbr7 wrote

And this is the only thing you get if you are not based in US. No one is giving you opioids prescription for teeth removal, and I know it’s extremely painful for weeks. Not so painful to risk addiction though


CaptainNoodleArm t1_j1pnn32 wrote

Without Ibuprofen it was extremely painful and they were kinda stingy with that. I had to take em for 4 weeks, without them the pain was so nagging that I was sick and couldn't eat all day. But as you say in America you get opoids like candy


Bruc3w4yn3 t1_j1q46lv wrote

I believe that the prescription ibuprofen is the same as the OTC, except it's more concentrated/higher dosage. Basically, OTC has 200mg and prescription strength has 800mg, so taking four tablets OTC is the equivalent of one tablet prescription. The prescription dose has all of the same digestive and kidney complications as taking more than the recommended OTC dosage, but it's generally considered better not to advise taking higher than advised dosages of easily accessible medications because I guess they fear that increases the likelihood of future abuse.


CaptainNoodleArm t1_j1qakcv wrote

I know, but if I'm in pain it's not properly working, also Ibuprofen abuse happens but it's far less dangerous than opoids. Also my friend was/is a doctor.


Mixedstereotype t1_j1pxwew wrote

I must be a mutant because I felt no pain after mine and I had 9 teeth removed in one setting.