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Painkillers, advice please?

Morning all,

I take my Levo at about 5 in the morning. How long do I need to wait until I can take pain killers please?

I had dental work and a nerve was hit and I'm in agony but afraid to take a tablet yet as im not sure what I can take or when. I've got paracetamol in my bag.

If anyone could advise as soon as poss I'd be grateful as I'm in agony. Thank you.

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Thank for the link. It led me to think I shouldn't take anything at which is a bit of a bummer as I have a whole days work ahead if me and my face/head is agonised.


Thanks for taking the time todo the link.


When I have been in agony with tooth problems... ( Abcesses). I haven't given a second thought to whether I should have painkillers near to thyroid meds. Never caused any problems. I always liked co proximal, but they stopped it in favor of co codemol, which makes my feel dizzy and sick....

Hitting a nerve usually kills it.... When I had the freezing stuff injected into the roof of my mouth he hit a nerve and part of my mouth stayed numb for months..... I kept biting my tongue...

Commiserations....... :-(.

Xx. G


Thank you. It is rather unpleasant. :)


Northie, 2 hours away from thyroid meds is fine, but like Galathea, pain relief for toothache would trump thyroid meds and I'd take pain relief as and when I needed it. I hope you feel better soon.


Hi I Take my co- codamol at the same time as NDT with no problems. I sympathise with your tooth pain


I find straight ibuprofen (or even the dreaded aspirin) hits the toothpain spot - however mine was taken out and I no longer suffer, but eat slower- 2nd worst pain Ever!

for any adverse effects - see (I avoid co-codamol - exacerbates horrid constipation)

PS er since supplementing Vit D had no tooth worries. J x


Thank you everyone for your responses. Much appreciated.


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