Dental work: a tip

In the past, when I had dental work done (fillings, etc.) whenever I had a shot of Novocain, I would immediately feel like I was having an insulin reaction. Turns out, they often mix adrenaline (epinephrine) with the Novocain (it makes the anaesthetic work faster & longer).

I have had them note this on my chart, and now they use Novocain without epinephrine added. If you are having the issues I was, you may want to talk to your dentist about it.

My dentist have done this for me ever since I was 12 and started having tremors after a shot of novocain.  Apparently, I'm really sensitive to epinephrine and, every once in a while, the novocain/epinephine that's injected will make it into a blood vessel and into your blood stream.  I've never had a problem with the doctor using Novocain alone.  Even if it were to be a long procedure, the dentist could give you another shot part way through.