First time I've had nitrous. The doc, in attempting to describe the sensation, mentioned it was like having a couple glasses of champagne.
He had to use more than that on me. I believe he turned it a couple notches past what is normally 'high'. But, it worked wonderfully. Towards the end, I had him turn it back down, as it was getting a little unpleasant. But I went from "there's no way I can drive home. I can barely walk to the front counter to pay" to "ok, heading home now" in about 2 minutes. Pretty good.
Except, the effects are a bit too MUCH like being drunk.
First, as many of you know, I'm a very... affectionate drunk. And this stuff was /strong/. I consciously avoided hitting on the assistant. I /did/ pinch the doc's cheek.
Second, though I've learned to mitigate the problems I used to have when sobering up from alcohol - most notably the CRIPPLING DEPRESSION - this was a bit to fast and strong for that. So on the drive home I'm nearly breaking down in tears (which wouldn't have been a problem, as I was stuck in rush hour traffic on Madison). Particularly when I called loree and find out she's not at home and there are no head-pettin's in my immediate future.
So, that was less than pleasant. But, it mostly seems to have passed now. now I just have to deal with a whiny dog and a tooth that tastes Wrong. The numbness is irritating, but not as bad as it could be.
I don't think I'll bother filling the percocet scrip.