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Question about pain relief (Read 77 times)

Ojo


    Yes, I know you should not take ibuprofen while running but I have a question about my upcoming 100 mile race.  I had root canal 6 days ago and am still experiencing minor discomfort -- not pain per say but more like a throbbing ache.  I have called the doctor, and while it has gotten better, he thinks it is going to be okay.   I have been taking Aleve to help with the ache and of course I am worried about taking it during a race.  Should I pack Tylenol in case of an emergency?

     

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Sara

    MM #2929

    jjameson


      Sure Tylenol would be fine.  No ibuprofen though.

       

      Personally, I wouldn't take anything unless it is severe ie dropping out of race severe.  Maybe a little dental discomfort will distract you from the agony you will be in at mile 80!

       

      Good luck!

       

       

      Ojo


        All that fretting for nothing!  Absolutely no tooth ache . . . but lots of body aches. 

         

        I am thrilled with my 1 hour 40 minute PR.

        Sara

        MM #2929


        Feeling the growl again

          All that fretting for nothing!  Absolutely no tooth ache . . . but lots of body aches. 

           

          I am thrilled with my 1 hour 40 minute PR.

           

          And I am thrilled for you.  What a phenomenal PR!

          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

           

            Congrats, Sara!