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    The Great Splendini

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    I am in AGONY

    Post  The Great Splendini on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:25 pm

    Tooth infection.

    Had a cracked tooth over 2 years ago I think.

    Never got a root canal.

    For the most part it's fine. But it's vulnerable to infection and it hurts like hell when it does get infected.

    It's only the 2nd time.

    I have to try some "remedies". I bought some cheap Baijiu and I'm trying to use it as a mouthwash.

    So far, hasn't helped much.

    Goddamn I am in PAIN.

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    Psioncy

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    Post  Psioncy on Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:08 am

    For chrissake man, take some antibiotics.

    Azithromycin is cheap and common in China. I think it is prescription now though.

    The last time I requested it for an ear infection, I had to go through the process of getting an online diagnosis (at a pharmacy) some years ago.

    Failing that, go to a hospital or dental clinic.

    Antibiotics *will* clear up your infection.


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    Post  Psioncy on Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:11 am

    If you insist on going the baijiu route, you need to be ingesting in, not gargling with it.   drunken

    Drinking will probably lower your immune system and make your infection worse, but it will help temporarily -as alcohol always does.


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    Post  Psioncy on Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:19 am

    BTW: they say that you can't treat an infection locally with antibiotics, but I've never believed that.  What I would do if were you is crush up one of the azithromycin tablets and apply a little to the affected tooth and the area of the gums surrounding it, and also take the oral dose for a few days.  Even if it clears up in a day, take it a couple more days.

    If you do nothing, well, a tooth infection like that can last for WEEKS without treatment before your natural antibodies get it under control.  Antibiotics OTOH will clear it up quickly.


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    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:20 am

    Yeah well I'm not a big fan of anti-biotics.

    I've read a lot of negative stuff about them.

    Can't remember now why they're bad, but it's not good to take them too often.

    But yeah, crushing a tablet and applying it directly AND ingesting would probably do the trick.

    Anyway, I woke up in the middle of the night and it was still throbbing.

    But miraculously, the pain has subsided now that I woke up this morning.

    It's still not fully healed though. I will only drink apple juice and coffee for a couple of days.

    No solid foods.

    And that should do the trick.

    That's how I ROLL, motherfuckers.


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    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:24 am

    Well, last time I had a tooth infection, I totally PANICKED because my gums swelled up.

    I looked like Frankenstein.

    And there was all kinds of pus.

    But it didn't last for weeks. Only a few days.

    I guess it depends how strong your immune system is to fight off the infection.

    I think it's like having the flu. Get plenty of fluids and sleep all day and body does the rest.

    Oh, and that's exactly the thing about anti-biotics. I think taking anti-biotics too often will actually LOWER your immune system. Not sure. I'll have to read up on it again.

    Does drinking lower the immune system?

    YOu know what? I read if you drink at night, you get less REM sleep. Drinking interferes with REM sleep. That can't be good, can it?


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    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:13 am

    Do you know the name of over the counter Pain-killers?

    It seems like these infections go away by themselves, but next time I do need to have some pain-killers on hand.

    I think I'd rather take pain-killers than antibiotics.

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    Post  Psioncy on Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:44 pm

    I think you can get codeine in china, but I'm not sure maybe it's prescription now.

    I haven't taken antitbiotics since.... 2008 either for the same reasons.  I had to then cuz I had a raging ear infection.

    And if I had a raging toothache I would probably use them for a few days.

    Drinking screws up EVERYTHING.  Yeah you'll sleep deep on the night you drink, but then get insomnia for next few.

    It fucks up the brain, the nerves, blood pressure, heart rate, digestive track top-to-bottom... just everything.

    I'm 5 days sober now and finally have enough energy to do shit.  I've had benders where it took weeks to recover.  I think I even journaled it on here, all the hallucinations and shit.  My god, it's jsut debilitating.  

    Well, of course, there are few people who drink like I do.  After that two day bender last weekend I picked up 4 fifth vodka bottles off the floor empty, and that's not even including what I drank up at the bar and convenience store.  Even in AA people are shocked at the way I drink.  Most of those guys are still talking about beer, fkn 4% budweiser and stuff.  To me beer is totally pointless to drink.

    Anyway, I hope like I hell I can stay off the bottle now with school started.


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    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:44 pm

    Yeah well, I was intrigued about the REM thing.

    Do we fully understand all the functions of REM sleep?

    And if alcies aren't getting REM sleep over a long period of time, how does that fuck you up exactly?


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