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Yesterday I went to my dentist to fill yet another cavity. I had a horrible reaction after he gave me Novacaine. I was wondering if anyone else felt this way, or is it just me?

Reaction: Broke out into a heavy, heavy sweat, felt like I was on fire. Got dizzy and weak, faint feeling. Had to lay down with an icepack on my forehead and neck. It was awful!!!!!! Finally felt better after 15 minutes or so. My dentist said that may have happened because theres adrenaline in Novacaine, and since Im already nervous/anxious to be there, this made it worse.

So here I am wondering, can it be related to celiac disease??? I dont think so, but wanted to do some research anyway. Thanks for responding!

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Mandi--your post made me think about something similar that happened to me a good 12 years ago. I went in to have a wisdom tooth pulled. The dentist used Novacaine. After he gave me the shot, I got warm, dizzy and lighheaded, like I was going to faint. They elevated my legs, and let me rest a while. I felt better and went on to have the tooth pulled. Don't know what caused it. My opinion is that its not related to Celiac because I've had Novacaine on other occasions with no problem.

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It's highly unlikely it's related to celiac disease. Some people do not tolerate novacaine well, and react to it. It may well have been the adrenaline as well. You may want to be careful with novicaine in the future, however, and consider asking the dentist about alternatives.

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It's highly unlikely it's related to celiac disease. Some people do not tolerate novacaine well, and react to it. It may well have been the adrenaline as well. You may want to be careful with novicaine in the future, however, and consider asking the dentist about alternatives.

Agree with the above posts.

This happened to me when i went to an endodonist for root canal who didn't know me. My heart was racing so fast I thought it would pound out of my chest!!! Scarey. I THINK the novicane they use is called zilacane (phonic spelling. sorry- ) any way it did have the eppie in it. Told my dentist about it and she said she always gives me a different kind...it's slower that's why alot don't like to use it becasue it takes longer to get the 'effect' but sometimes I even get sleepy in the chair and actually doze off and i have dental anxiety too. Maybe you can call and ask your dentist what they usually use for you. good luck in tracking it down.

Judy in Philly

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Could it be related to anxiety or a panic attack? Do you get nervous around needles or before procedures? Also, I think this is less likely, but anesthetics can contain stabilizers that cause allergies. My dentist has several numbing solutions, and one contains and sulfa based stabilizer that I am allergic to, so they use another on me. I also doubt that the reaction is related to Celiac...

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