I'm not sure what to do and I'm desperate so any advice would be appreciated. I had a tooth that really started bothering me a week ago. Every day got worse so I finally got into a dentist on Thursday, hoping they would pull it because I was in extreme pain. Dentist told me it was abscessed and it was decaying and the decay had reached the nerve root and that's why it was hurting so bad. He told me he couldn't pull it till next week and said in the meantime he would give me antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and of course pain meds.
I did what I'm supposed to and told him I have a PM Dr. and that I was already on Norco, and that I could not accept nor fill a script unless they got permission from my PM Dr. I told him my Norco was not helping at all with this pain. He wanted to prescribe me something stronger so they called my PM Drs office and was given consent to write me a script.
I go to the pharmacy and told them my PM Dr approved the script and as I'm explaining to them I looked at the script and saw it was for Norco 7.5/325 mg. The exact same thing I'm currently on. And it was prescribed as 1 every 6 hours not to exceed 4 per day. Again to the letter what I have now. I knew the pharmacy wouldn't fill it because I'm 2 1/2 weeks into my script and they can't fill the same thing just from another Dr. So I called the Dentists office back to clarify what was going on, which yes I should've done before I left. They told me the PM office would only consent to what I'm taking now. So I don't understand why they even gave it to me if they knew it would make no difference and it would be absolutely no help at all.
Here I am 2 days later, still in extreme pain. I know a toothache doesn't seem that big of a deal, but this is some of the worst pain I've ever felt. I have an appt with my PM dr on monday and will have the tooth pulled next week sometime, until then the pain will remain. I almost had my hubby take me to the ER last night because the pain got so bad I was shaking, almost passed out and crying. But I told myself I couldn't, cause there is nothing they can do. I don't know what to do. I can only sleep for an hour and a half at a time before I'm woken up by it, and I've already lost 5 lbs in the last couple days cause it's too painful to eat. Has anyone gone thru this and is there anything you recommend? I have tried most of the natural and home remedies. Please help!!!!