being brave….

    • June 8, 2011 at 4:42 am

      out of necessity.

      I made an appt for a dentist after 20 years. I was terrified even for a cleaning. But the staff was amazing and I felt totally at ease, not tension no fear. I do have to have some work done, which I knew I would. I talked to the dentist about the GBS and explained I was to be given an ansethetic used for MS patients, one without Epinephrine. He totally got it and I also explained that i knew it was not as long lasting meaning i would fave multiple injections which I was okay with. I will take a xanax before I go in, and will have laughing gas as well. I read MS patients can have a relapse if they use Nitrous, should i not take the nitrous ‘just in case’ ?? I would really like to have this option available to me since i am very very fearful of what I will be having done. I will have an escort just in case because I have no clue what I will be like afterwards…plus she offered to hold my hand if i needed it 😮

      I didn’t do a search here for nitrous but was happy to be able to bring with me knowledge of local anesthetics and have the doctor understand and not argue or poo-poo taking my health into my own hands.

      thank you so much for any info. and for the support in the other thread I had about my pain and trying to find relief. You guys and gals are awesome.


    • Anonymous
      June 9, 2011 at 12:06 am

      Emily has gotten the nitrous 2 times now. I also requested the use of anesthetics without epinephrine. Emily has not had any problems. I make sure she has infusion near the time of her dentist appointment…just to be on the safe side.

      She’s had a few teeth pulled & 2 fillings.


    • June 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

      thank you!

      got the shots without epi and had to have 3 or 4 on one side but didn’t feel them. Also got the nitrous and other than feeling a little loopy I am okay. I go back in an hour for the other side…want it ALL done NOW dont want time to think about it or I will start having anxiety attacks.

      Thank you for the info!