Depressed and unhappy

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I had 7 teeth removed end of August 2018, then the remaining 12 November 30, 2018 and immediate dentures.  I started with soft foods and was told to start adding "chewable" foods at 2 weeks.  I tried and was not able to chew or drink anything without the bottom denture popping up.  I had a soft reline done at week 3.  Fixodent would not even hold the bottoms in, even with only drinking water.  10 days after the reline the bottoms popped up and I had to take them out.  I noticed the "soft reline" was coming loose so I pulled it off the rest of the way (it did not help the bottoms to stay in anyway).  Now I am back to eating soft foods again.  I am so unhappy and feel like I would be better off not eating or drinking anything.  I know there is an adjustment period, but I am just depressed not being able to eat "real food".  I drink Ensure Plus to keep some sort of nourishment in me.  I have lost nearly 20 lbs from not being able to eat and I am irritable and angry all the time, in addition to being angry I am hungry constantly (guess that is what is called "hangry")  Do I really have to wait another 8 months for the hard reline to be able to "eat"?  
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Karen

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Karen

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I have spent so much money on adhesives and the only one that does not make me gag is fixodent with scope.  I had to take the bottoms out to eat lunch today but I am still hungry.  I cleaned my bottoms ate and then applied more adhesive and put them back in.  I just don't see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I had such high hopes for my new teeth.... Now I just want my real ones back...
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Barbara G

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Karen
You are perfect candidate for bottom clip on dentures
They are almost like your own teeth
You would love them

First go back to your dentist and tell him the dentures do not work and you want them fixed or you want a refund

See how that goes
Make a plan that will lead you to a clip on over denture

Keep us in the loop

Clip  on's are a game changer
Good Luck
Barbara