I got a really bad toothache Sunday and was put on amoxicilin in preparation for a root canal today. By Monday night I was feeling systemically AWFUL- aching , nausea, fever, flu like symptoms. I realize some of it was the infection itself but my tooth got much better and with five days in on the rx I am wondering why I feel so bad. I am on the fentanyl patch for chronic pain but the aching is more than that relieves! Is this normal? The tooth was cleaned out today- necrotic infection and obviously the cause of the pain but I still feel lousy and like I have the flu. Has anyone else experienced this with amoxicillin?
13 Aug 2010
Hi Meggie, Please call your dentist or the pharmacist! You shouldn't be feeling this badly. Did dentist just do a root canal, or did you have the tooth extracted?
I took Ibuprofen when I had major dental pain, and that seemed to alieviate some of the pain. Try an ice-pack on side of your face where infected tooth is located.
I hope you feel better soon! If not, call that dentist and tell him how awful you feel, perhaps a few vicodin would help? Or maybe just getting off the amoxicillin!
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