Septocaine Dentist, Face Fear, Nausious, W Magazine, Numb Face
I am a healthy 43 yr old woman. I rec'd Septocaine to have a simple filling done. I didn't realize he was giving me something different (found out after reaction that this was the 1st time he used it on me). I was left in the room alone w/ magazine to ... more »
I am a healthy 43 yr old woman. I rec'd Septocaine to have a simple filling done. I didn't realize he was giving me something different (found out after reaction that this was the 1st time he used it on me). I was left in the room alone w/ magazine to wait, as usual- for the needle to "take effect". Within a minute, my blood pressure soared- heart racing, chills, etc. I was SO dizzy but somehow managed to get up and make it over to the doorway- luckily another dentist was coming up the hall and saw me, by that time - hanging onto/sliding down the doorjam- he helped me back to chair, yelled for help- and what was the scariest was the look on his face- FEAR--My dentist and his assistant came rushing back in- they lowered my head, monitored pulse. I was nausious, felt faint- rushing in ears, etc..I heard 2nd Dr say (first thing said to my Dr): "How much did you give her?"...Within about 5 minutes the rushing stopped; I had to stay there for over 1.5 hours w/ feet raised- couldn't drive myself home. Then, spent next 8+ hours in bed with totally numb face and sinuses & extremely high BP for remainder of day into next morning- I also couldn't take any air thru left nostril at all- Dentist said it was just the numbness, but I could tell the passage was swelled SHUT. I should have probably gine to the hospital. About 10 days later I had an occurance where my bottom lip started trembling out of control and then went numb. I called my GP who told me to go to ER if additional symptoms appeared- they didn't. I think it was residual from the Septocaine reaction; it has been about 6 months since episode, I am afraid to get ANY shots now- still need to have the filling repaired. Does anyone have any advice on follow up?