wow Sherry my sympathies to you ((((((((hugs)))))))))
teeth problems? specific to teeth...did you take any antibiotics recently in the past 5 years or really recently (like this week/month)? i know certain AX turn teeth grey. many chemotherapy agents hold the risk of tooth loss & enamal weakening (chipping, loosening, falling out).
did you tell your doc or RN and ask for input?
personally, with RA & the rest of the cast of characters that take home in my body...i developed some oral problems. receding gum lines, a lot of bleeding, inflammed gums, sores, sores on tongue too, cracked sides of mouth, and let's not leave out the ever so attractive thrush. oy.
so how long has this whole MS/Lyme/Lupus/RA limbo been going on? it's difficult to get a proper diagnoses because all of them are almost identical sometimes in symptoms & onset.
are you joint pains bilateral?
how's your bloodwork?
will you be seeing a rheumatologist?
ps...in the begining (1999 to 2002) i was back n' forth between a slew of docs cuz 1 thought it was MS, the other thought ALS...one thought Lymes...ugh! so i understand your frustration.
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 10mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Rozerem 8mg; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain.