It's amazing how much pain 1 tooth can cause. Searing, intense pain that radiates into an overall headache I've been taking painkillers since last night until I can get to a dentist, hopefully on Monday. Advil are fantastic. I just took 400 mg half hour ago, and already the pain is numbed to a bearable point. Very impressive! The only problem is that I can only take 3 of them in a 24 hour period, 1 every 4 hours. This means I've got to be very selective when I take them, putting up with pain for most of the day. On top of that, the painkiller only really lasts a couple of hours max. I can definitely see how someone with chronic pain could get addicted to painkillers. Pain just isn't worth putting up with if you don't have to.
I'm contiplating switching to 200 mg pills to allow me to take up to 6 in a 24 hour period. Only problem with that is a 200 mg dose doesn't do much for the pain.
Which painkiller brand do you use when you can't bear the pain?