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Lack of sleep due to toothache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi Dr
User :   hello there i have a very very bad tooth ache and when i lay down to try and sleep i cant and cant sleep because of the pain.
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
Doctor :   ok
User :   in tears as just want to be asleep
User :   is tears as yet want to be asleep
Doctor :   have u taken any medications ?
Doctor :   have you taken any medications ?
User :   i tried nerofen and didnt do anything
User :   and aspro clear and didnt do anything
Doctor :   you may be ahving a dental infection , which may need adequate antibiotics
User :   i feel the soreness in my thumb on my hand and in neck
User :   how am i going to sleep
Doctor :   have you taken any antibiotics for the infection ?
User :   no this pain just started tonite
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   severe pain can cause sleep dieturbances
User :   need sleep but my tooth ache reallt hurts
Doctor :   If you have any prescription for ambien , you can take it
User :   no dont
User :   i mean dont have any of the,
User :   them
Doctor :   also you can try aspirin or vicodin, if you have them
Doctor :   or else you can take Tylenol PM too
User :   what vicodin
User :   i am in australia
User :   why does the pain get very bad when laying down.
Doctor :   hydrocodone is a analgesic that can be used for severe pain
User :   dont have any of them things so what can i do to get sleep
Doctor :   do u have any other symptoms ? other than dental pain
User :   tried ice packs didnt work and heat bag
User :   like what other symptoms woud i have
User :   i have had this pain for 3 hours
Doctor :   headahce, fever, nausea ?
User :   and the pains on the right side of face
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   need to sleep but cant
Doctor :   what i would suggest you, since the pain is very severe and u are not able to tolerate it, is to go the nearest ER and get symptomatic relief
User :   need sleep but cant
Doctor :   they can help you by giving you medications to sleep as well
User :   i will sit there all nite
Doctor :   no need to
Doctor :   you can come back once the pills have been prescribed
User :   they will make me sit
User :   i get like pain in temples
Doctor :   i understand your symptoms
User :   why when i get pain in mouth then my thumb on hand aches and feel it in my arm alittle
Doctor :   but i also am suspecting that it may not subside by itself , without medical help and good pain medications
User :   can i die from this pain
User :   and can my heart stop
Doctor :   no not at all
User :   u sure
Doctor :   but you will be having anxiety due to the pain
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