I live in Croton on Hudson NY. I visit MA all the time. My father has a Bed
& Breakfast in the Berkshires. My pain started about 2 months after the
birth of my second daughter. I was having tooth and gum , and face pain. I
had a root canal done on one tooth, and the one next to it I had an apico (
extracting the root tip from the bone up). Then the pain didn’t go away, so
the oral surgeon suggested that I have an apico on that tooth. After that
the pain still did not go away, so I had that tooth pulled. Then another
tooth went through the same 3 things ending in an extraction as well. So 2
pulled teeth & an appico on another tooth, about $7,000.00 later, I’m out of
the really bad burning and aching. I still have some uncomfortable pain, but
a bit better, I think it was about 6 months since the first sign of pain
now. Then 2 months later another tooth on my left side starts to hurt. I go
to a new dentist tell him my story, and he says I need a root canal on that
tooth. So I do that, and the pain gets sooooo bad now. I’m in constant bad
burning, and pulling, aching pain. I get another apico. Now I’m crying in
pain all the time. I keep going back to the dentist, oral surgeon. It cost
me about another $4,000.00, so $11,000.00. I’m on Percocet every day.
Finally I am visiting my sister in NJ and go to her dentist in pain. The
dentist mentions TN. I have never heard of it. I went home and googled it,
and started crying to my sister. From there the rest of my story that I have
written about happens.
It has been almost 2 years for me. I hate taking the pain meds, and had a
pain clinic tell me to go on methadone. I even went as far as to fill the
prescription, but just can’t do it. I want to get off the pain meds.
Methadone is too scary for me. I am going to try acupuncture again. I have a
really awesome GP ( my regular doctor) He is working with me to try and find
an answer. Have you ever heard of NICO ? I have heard of the other things
you mentioned. They also sound exactly like my pain as well. I do not have
electric shocks. I may see an oral medicine Dr. My new dentist mentioned
that it may be something to look into.
It must be so hard to be pregnant and going through this. Have you ever
tried yoga? They have prenatal yoga. I do find that that helps to distress
me. I have Prenatal beginner yoga tapes if you want me to send them to you.
I will keep looking for an answer. If I find anything I will share it with
you. Please feel free to private message me on my profile. It is
good to finally have someone who understands and to talk to about this. I
think my family is sick of hearing about it. I have even lost friends over
this. I guess they think I’m not telling the truth, or just looking for
sympathy. I had a very good friend tell me that I need therapy. That I am
trying to get attention. I guess other people just do not understand how
this effects everything you do, who you are. Anyway, is this your first
child? It can be hard with kids, but at the same time they take my mind off
it. They also are so cute, and lovable. My girls are the best!!! My husband
is also very understanding. I guess I’m lucky to have them and him.
Where do you live in MA? Are you working now? I left my job when my first
was born. I am a stay at home mom, but I teach Hebrew 3x a week. I hold a
teaching degree, and used to teach Kindergarten. I also make jewelry, and do
Please keep in touch.
Also I wrote to Lori, but I appreciate everyone who answered my post. I just
realized I didn;t thank anyone for that.