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Re: What medicine do you take for the TMJ pain??

Re: What medicine do you take for the TMJ pain??

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Posted by jann on August 28, 2000 at 09:54:14:

In Reply to: What medicine do you take for the TMJ pain?? posted by Rebecca on August 26, 2000 at 11:26:35:

: My doctor has recently prescribed me 2400mg of ibuprofen a day to help stop the pain ive been having
: in my head and jaw area. I have noticed though that whenever i would take some of my medicine, i would
: have severe stomach cramping and nausea for the rest of the day. I then took my dosage down to normal
: (like it says on an over the counter bottle) and i still had the stomach problems. I have had to stop taking
: the ibuprofen all together. My doctor is now suggesting extra strength tylenol, which honestly, hasnt done
: me a bit of good. I have an appointment with another oral surgeon next month, i hope he can help me.

It really is too bad that the ibuprophen bothers your stomach because it is a really good anti-inflamitory. You should talk to your doctor perhaps, about some of the newer anti-inflamitories on the market that are designed to lessen problems with the stomach. Perhaps your dentist isn't up on them enough to prescribe them, and they are prescription so you can't get them on your own. Tylenol will not do it, I know, I tried it when I couldn't take ibuprophen for a couple of weeks before some surgery. Try some other anti-inflamitories and see what happens. Also, capsicum cream (one brand called Zoztrix) available in drug stores. Works well but put it on with a q-tip and be careful of keeping it out of your eyes. Good luck.



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