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03 February 2010 @ 10:30 am
Dentist said J needs a root canal on the tooth that's hurting, sometime in March is the earliest they can fit him in. And sent him home with antibiotics and a vague promise that it wouldn't get worse enough to need serious painkillers (just as well coz they can't prescribe them). It didn't, quite, get worse enough yesterday evening, tho he's on maximum dose of both neurofen plus and paracetamol (with thanks to Phil for letting J know that taking both of those would be fine). He's a bit better this morning & slept better last night - certainly I only woke up the one time he switched the light on to find the paracetamol!

And I've got a slight cold & that's combined nicely with 2 nights of disrupted sleep (even if last night was better than the night before) and a bit of fretting yesterday about J to leave me feeling fuzzy round the edges. So no scintillating wit and entertaining anecdotes this morning ;)
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Hapi vace! Hapi vace!keirf on February 3rd, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Can J take codeine? English chemists sell codeine/paracetamol painkillers at the pharmacy counter without requiring a prescription. It's only low dose codeine, but works well in combination with paracetamol.
Margaretpling on February 3rd, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Yeah - but the neurofen plus has codeine in as well as the ibuprofen, so we probably shouldn't add any more into the mix. Hopefully he's over the worst now, too, as the antibiotics should knock it on the head soon *fingers crossed*
Hapi vace! Hapi vace!keirf on February 3rd, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
Fair enough. Although over-the-counter codeine doses are usually well below prescribed doses. I think my codeine tablets for back pain were 30mg, and the paracetamol tablets came with 8mg. Of course, being an opiate, you don't want to use it for too long due to its addictiveness, and you don't want to take too much as it depresses the breathing reflex.

Good luck to J.
John: thoughtfuljarel on February 3rd, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)