It’s good that you have Percocet. I was popping Motrin like it was candy when I had mine. The bottle said, “Take 1 tablet by mouth every 6 hours, or as needed for pain.” “As needed for pain” was about every 4 hours. When I finally went back to the oral surgeon, I asked the nurse, “How many of these exactly can I take?”
She said, “You can take them as needed for pain,” she said. I smiled and nodded. What a relief! She continued, “but not more than 4 a day.”
Lady, turns out have a fundamental disagreement about the definition of “as needed for pain.” We’re talking about a dry socket here. For fuck’s sake, the way they said I’d be able tell it was a dry socket was that the pain would wake me up in the night. Screw that. I’m supposed to lie awake in bed in pain at three in the morning and not take any medication because my six hours wasn’t up? I kept popping the Motrin “as needed.” By the time the pain of the dry socket abated, I ended up with kind of an acidy stomach. No long term effects, but I don’t necessarily recommend that. I should have been more assertive and demanded another pain killer.