I think in terms of discomfort, my throat has become worse than my tooth. I've never been in this kind of pain 24 hours a day. I decided I couldn't wait until Monday to see my doctor, so I'm going to Kaiser today just to get a throat culture. It takes a day to get the results and if they find something, then they'll give me penicillin. In the meantime I've been soliciting my friends for any leftover antibiotics with no luck. I'm that desperate. It's gotten to the point where I'm more often spitting out my own saliva rather than swallowing it. I can't sleep. Over the past two days I've eaten less than half a sandwich, although hunger is usually the last thing on my mind. I'm starting to feel more and more depressed and sorry for myself.