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December 18th, 2006
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Date:December 20th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)

Re: Dentists

Even though it is after the fact, I am curious about your ibuprofen tip. My sister used to do statistics at Upjohn Company(Now buried within Pfizer), and did some of the original statistical work on Motrin. She said it was not effective against inflammation until a dose of 600 mG. -Three times the dose of an over the counter tablet. I wonder how your dosage plan compares.
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Date:December 20th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)

Re: Dentists

Ibuprofen ramp-up: (This assumes that you have previous experience with taking it and know that it is your friend.)

Take 2 of the 200mg pills (tablets/caplets/capsules/gelcaps/whatsoever) when you get out of the chair, even though the anesthetic is keeping the pain at bay.

Two hours later, take 2 more pills.

Two hours later, take two more. By now, the anesthesia should have left your face unfuzzy, but the pain is only up to a dull roar.

When the pain starts sharpening, take 2 more.

Here's the story that goes with that:
My ex-boss is a periodontist. His wife is an orthodontist. Therefore, when she had her wisdom teeth extracted, she Should Have Known Better. However, the anesthesia was doing such a good job that she ignored his advice and went straight to sleep. She woke up in agony, of course.
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