Hi - I have PMR since March 15 and I am experiencing a new problem. I had complex dental surgery done – 2 inflamed teeth – but only one could be fixed last Friday. The dentist anticipated lots of pain – and indeed paracetamols were not enough, I could not get any sleep. So Saturday morning I started taking the antibiotics (AMOXiLLIN). This did not reduce the terrible pain (and I had these pills before when I developed a tooth ache 1 days before going on holiday in Africa and then they worked immediately). Then I noticed when performing my most difficult PMR exercise of the day (pushing myself out of the bath tub) that I could nearly jump out. All my pilates exercises for my arms / shoulders (my PMR is mainly located in the upper arms) caused no pain but went very smoothly. So I am suspecting that the antibiotics attack the PMR – not the dental pain? Is this possible? Should I be asking for specific painkillers / remedies that help my teeth – not the PMR – if they exist. (the pain in my teeth is a factor X worse than my PMR pain ). I called NHS direct and they gave me telephone numbers of emergency dentists, but after my experience last Friday and I not sure if they would have the PMR background – so that is why am asking this friendly panel if anybody experienced something similar and has recommendations. Thank you
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