Keeping up on self care

With all the holiday stresses of finding that perfect gift, baking, attending parties and whatnot it is easy for anyone to be a little off let alone someone with a mental illness. So taking care of yourself is very important. Been catching up on seeing doctors related to my physical health, and am currently recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed. A small accomplishment I know, but just wanted to take the steps for a better life and hope everyone is doing the same. Ttys. ~Kristina

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Urgh i will also take out my wisdom teeth… Tis the season!

Best of luck to you :smile:

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I’ve got two left. I remove them as they become problems. Lower left is about due. I hear the bottoms hurt worse😵

Make sure to eat! After I had my wisdom teeth removed, I went several days without eating anything because I didn’t want to take out the gauze. It ended up making me feel much more sick than I otherwise wood have I believe.

Anyways, I hope you feel better soon!

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Awwwwww dont scare me!!! Can you believe my friend told me on the phone that if the dentist messes up the surgery i wiuld become permanently paralyzed! :japanese_goblin:

Ha! Well, they give you antibiotics due to the fact that mouth infections easily spread to the heart. And there are complications involving the upper wisdoms creating a hole in your nasal cavity leading to your mouth. But yeah don’t worry lol

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Thankyou. I am eating what I can. They also said to drink plenty of water so im doing that.

Hahahaha thanks! What a relief lol!!! I need to take out my lower right wisdom tooth. The dentist said it was complicated so he gave me reference to a specialist. I will call monday!

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Good luck. I no longer take narcotic pain pills so I’m dreading the recovery time when I get mine pulled. :scream:

Dudeeeee stop it!!! I didnt even know id be in pain :japanese_ogre::japanese_goblin:

Are you kidding? The procedure itself is pretty painless but you swell up like a chipmunk and hurt for days.

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They give you like vicodin, but you don’t NEED it. It’s why i was hesitant to do it because I was scared of the vicodin. But then I tried vicodin recreationally :crying_cat_face: and disliked it greatly, so now I dunno what to think.

Ohhh im gonna cry :sleepy:
I dont wannnnnaaaaa

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When they took out my wisdom teeth it didn’t really hurt. I was just kind of sore and tender afterwards. The dentist will almost certainly give you pain pills if you need them.

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Not always! My widsom teeth slid out like butter. Could barely tell anything happened outside the stitches.

My sister was a total chipmunk, tho.

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You’re my hero!

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I recall when they put me under to get my wisdom teeth pulled that I told myself that I was gonna fight it and not fall asleep. They hooked up the IV and I thought “There’s no way in hell that I’m going to lose consciousness” and the next thing I remember is the nurse forcing me to get up two hours later! :stuck_out_tongue:

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So it doesnt interfere with my meds?

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@waterway …I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out in 1997, when I was 15. It’s not that bad. It’s not pleasant, but there are worse things in life. Don’t worry, your oral surgeon is not going to paralyze you. I recommend full general anesthesia if you can get it. That’s what I did. My wife had hers taken out while she was awake, and while she didn’t feel any pain, there was a lot of noise and pressure. When I woke up from the anesthesia, I was so loopy I fell out of the chair trying to stand up. Someone else will drive you. In the US, it’s a law that no one drive after surgery. I know you’re not in the US, but I’m sure y’all have similar laws.

Anyway, the recovery is not too bad. It will hurt a bit, but the first day is the worst. I couldn’t crack my jaw open very far, and all I could do was slip in a teaspoon of soup and pudding. I got by on plain old Motrin (ibuprofen). You don’t need opiates. It’s probably more enjoyable, but not a requirement. I had dissolving stitches, so once the stitches dissolved after a week or so, there were four caverns in my mouth. I recommend getting one of those dull-tipped syringes from the pharmacy to shoot water into those holes after eating. I ate corned beef once and forgot to rinse my mouth. What an awful taste that was. The holes heal slowly but surely.

Please don’t freak out. The other guy in this thread is not doing you any favors needlessly scaring you. If you’re going to do it, I recommend doing all 4 at once. Usually they have to all come out eventually, so why suffer 4 times, when you just have to do it once. Get it done in one shot is my recommendation. Best of luck!

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