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dental appointment & M

Post  mattie on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:00 am

Do you still keep your dental appointment if you have a M?   It seems every time I have dental app't I wake up with a M.  I've suffered through them so far but my next app't is for a more invasive dental procedure that I'm not sure I can tolerate alone much less if also have a M.   Would like your opinions.  Thanks.

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Post  tortoisegirl on Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:08 pm

I imagine it depends on severity, other symptoms, if treatments were or weren't working, etc. I hold down a full time job (somehow) and most days I feel pretty miserable and would rather stay home. I haven't ever had to cancel an appointment, and I'm more likely to call in sick for a chronic gastro issue. I usually pre-medicate for stuff like a dentist appointment, as my headache always gets worse.

I do get some pretty bad migraines, but nearly always late afternoon or evening, I hardly ever vomit (although I get some horrendous nausea sometimes that is worse than the pain), and thankfully they usually eventually respond well to Triptans. I mostly deal with a constant headache, NDPH.

If I felt I couldn't be a good patient, I wouldn't hesitate to call and say I couldn't make it. If you've been a patient for awhile and its the first time you've done it, they may not even charge a no show fee. Some places are very strict though (and I get it, as they are losing money if they can't fill the spot). The more notice the better, although I imagine it would feel silly to cancel way ahead of time they end up feeling ok. Best wishes.

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Post  mattie on Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:20 am

Thanks very much for reply.  It's impossible to make plans with migraines or an health issue.

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Post  Migrainegirl on Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:17 pm

I used to get migraines from dental appointments and I figured out it was from keeping my mouth open so long.
I told the hygenist and dentist and they were very understanding. We did frequent breaks so I could close my mouth and that did the trick! Not so much stress on my jaw muscles and neck.
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Post  mattie on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:44 am

Thank you!  I think my migraine is triggered by anxiety.  I guess it's dental phobia. My BP goes to stroke level & no amount of anti anxiety drugs can calm me down.

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