Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Terrible Tuesday: Toothache and Migraines

The last two weeks have been torture. Yes, torture. 

I had a tooth that was giving me problems, I knew it needed to be pulled. I had been putting it off for a long time. Why? I am scared of the dentist. Well not my actual dentist, she is really nice. I just hate getting dental work done. Well, I made sure they knew about my extreme anxiety before I came in for the appointment. The dentist was so kind, calm and sweet. She took her time, and made sure I was comfortable. Sadly, I did end up with dry socket and had to go back for some medicine. She took me as a walk-in and I was done within twenty minutes. I will be going back for more dental work in the future but I am not as anxious. I would gladly recommend her office for your dental needs.

I wish I could say that was the end of the trouble. I also ended up with a migraine that knocked me on my ass! I have had headaches and migraines since high school. I can usually handle the pain, nausea and light/noise sensitivity. After 3 days of dealing with this migraine, I was ready to pass out. I had tried all my normal solutions but nothing had worked. I had an ice pack on my neck. I had plenty of ibuprofen. I tried essential oils on my temples and in the diffuser. I drank gatorade. I increased caffeine one day. I decreased caffeine the next day. I even took a vicoden. Nothing was working. I thought I was going to pass out. I had to have another mom take over carpool. 

I headed to the Troyer Urgent Care. I sat in a corner until my name was called. I explained to the triage nurse that it took a lot for me to complain about a migraine. He took my history and then sent in the doctor. The Dr. immediately gave me two shots and left me in the dark. After 10 minutes, my head started to clear. I felt like a new person. I was so used to the pain, that I felt it was my normal. I slept a little extra the next few days, but I have been feeling good. 

Even though I was in pain, I was able to get the care I needed. I am blessed to have access to medical care. 

Do you suffer with migraines? 
How do you treat a tooth ache? 
Do you use essential oils?
Leave a comment and let me know.