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So it started with my root canal getting abscessed over the weekend. I have been in horrendous pain for days and Tylenol just isn't cutting it. The antibiotic they gave me Monday doesn't seem to be doing anything as well. Saw the endodontist today and he said the tooth needs to be pulled because redoing the root canal would be very painful and probably wouldn't work. So I get to get a tooth pulled soon, hopefully at my appt with the oral surgeon tomorrow. Then, due to the pain, I haven't been eating or sleeping much. I went to my peri appt and he said I looked horrible. Plus I was contracting every few minutes, but wasn't really paying attention to them because I literally out of my mind with face/tooth pain. So he sent me right to L&D, where they gave me IV fluids. Luckily, the contractions slowed down with the fluids. But the fetal febronectin swab they did came back positive My dr said it could be a false positive, but that is something else I get to worry about now. *sigh* Hopefully getting the tooth pulled will end the pain. And I will recover before I have the baby.
So I got the tooth pulled. Apparently you can't have long acting anesthesia when pregnant so I never fully numbed up. I felt a lot of the extraction. But the pain wasn't as bad as what I've been having and it's so much better now. The infection apparently perforated through the bone and my face was swelling. Feeling a lot better now, but now my stomach is just feeling weird. I am having contractions and some pressure. Trying to push fluids the best I can, since they told me after the surgery to drinks tons. Hopefully staying on the couch and resting will calm things down and the surgery isnt' putting me in preterm labor
Amanda- Mom to Dylan 10yo, Mikayla 5yo, and Arielle 22 mths, and Juliet born April 20, 2012!
Last edited by pr1madona; March 8th, 2012 at 02:32 PM.
I am so sorry you are having such a bad week. I had to look up fetal febronectin because I had no idea what it was. That's scary. You really don't need anything else to worry about. I hope you are able to get the tooth pain under control soon
i'm sorry you are having so many troubles. i have bad teeth and have had a root canal get an abcess. they had to do the root canal in 2 parts and give me antibiotics. i had some antibiotics not work, so they had to switch them. i know how painful an abcess can be. i rate it right up there as the worst pain in my life. you can take stronger pain meds in pregnancy, like vicodin. i took it a lot during my last pregnancy. you should ask your dr about stronger meds. good luck!