I know this sounds crazy, but hey! maybe I am.....
I take several drugs for bipolar disorder: Topamax, Geodon, Lamictal, and Welbutrin. My gums, especially in the front teeth area have become very tender. It almost feels like my teeth are loose...sort of like I don't want to bite into anything with them because they might fall out. However, when I wiggle them, they are not loose at all.
My psychiatrist has never heard of any problem like this and I can't seem to find this as a side effect in the literature for these drugs. However, it is driving me crazy and I wonder about permanent damage to my teeth. They feel swollen during the day and it is very annoying.
I could stop taking these drugs but I was in a serious suicidal depression for nine months and I finally got on the right mix of medications. Obviously I'd rather have swollen gums than be suicidal. I am feeling good and am back to work. I don't want to mess around with the drugs unless I have to. I'd like to find the culprit drug here and just switch that one or adjust it. Or perhaps this is some other issue. However, this did all start when I began the meds.
Does anyone have any advice or insight for me?
Thank you for any help.