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So. As most of you have probably experienced, lidocaine/lignocaine and EDS don't tend to go together very well. That's always been my experience too - until today :) I've found a good 'un this time! I had to have an extraction today and, as sedatives don't work well on me either, she decided to go with gas-and-air and articaine, and one tooth at a time. I think this was the first time I ever heard a tooth come out and didn't feel it!

Figured I should post about it, in case the method turns out to be of help to anyone else on the comm :) I'm on the bus home so will tag later.

Date: 2012-01-04 02:56 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
In what way do EDS and lignocaine not go together? I've not had it, so I'd kind of like to know what to avoid... Although I've had odd reactions to Novocaine and gas/air...is that in anyway related?

Oh, and as an aside, I tend to be very resistant to pain killers [i.e they don't work well] in general, is that just me or is it related to my EDS?

Date: 2012-01-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Thanks, hope the dizziness fades quickly...

I had assumed that the 'quirkiness' of my drug reactions was probably down to having a fubar'ed metabolism, but not knowing that it was EDS [I was never given a name for it, probably because at that point it didn't have one] I didn't know that was a characteristic.

As a datum point THC [active ingredient in cannabis] shows the same drug reaction...I had a stoner roomie and was involuntarily exposed on more than one occasion with no reaction other than a headache. Ditto, alcohol seems to hit harder, but not last as long...[i.e get buzzed off it faster, but get hung-over faster too.]

My hypothesis is that the liver detox's the blood faster for some reason, probably because it's already working hard to clear out the unused sulphur that builds up due to the fubar'ed suphenation metabolism of the cartilage.

Umm.. I have a degree in biology, so I do tend to think about these things you see...

Date: 2012-01-04 03:36 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Leeds...and no. I don't even really have a formal diagnosis other than my GP agreeing it was most likely.

And yes, I'm a research geek... again from necessity. It seems to me that the medical establishment in Britain is fairly pants at diagnosis in general. They have a script or decision tree that covers the common stuff, but anything that's not so well known and they didn't learn by route at med school and they're lost...and default to 'you're imaging it.' [not to mention dismissing anything learned about from the internet out of hand.]

Date: 2012-01-05 09:20 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Thanks, that's helpful. I'm looking for a formal diagnosis due to back problems. [one of the joints that's failed badly is my sacral-illiac joint, trapping nerves at the base of my spine] Again for the DWP and disability as I've got a permanent limp as a result, and obviously need a special chair for back support if I'm sitting at work for any length of time. [ergonomic chairs aren't if you've an odd shaped spine.]

BTW, is there an immunological component to EDS? I can't find anything to suggest there is.. but, well, take a quick look at my journal...I woke after a bad cold and nothing hurts right now...which is pretty damn weird for me.

Date: 2012-02-18 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] synestra
Duly noted, if I ever actually can find a Dentist!

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