Bleeding gums, anyone?

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   Posted 9/3/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,

I've been noticing lately that my gums have been bleeding a bit, then just now as I was brushing I realized that my entire bottom gum-line is broken around my teeth and bleeding pretty substantially. I don't currently have insurance (just started a new job) but am about 3 treatments into my new Humira regimen. Has anyone else experienced bleeding gums after starting Humira? That's the only real change in my life lately, and I'm a little suspect since I've never had gum issues in the past at all.

Do your best, then to hell with it.

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   Posted 9/3/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lightningbug,

I am not on Humira, but I have had bleeding gum issues. I have heard Crohn's itself can cause this.

Someone should come along soon and be able to answer your question more directly.

Best of luck to you!

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   Posted 9/4/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It's probably the crohn's. The worse my disease is, the more my gums bleed. If you can't afford to go to a dentist right now you can do some things at home to help. A man at my church is a dentist and he gave me some good tips - he said to make sure you floss EVERY day. Also, use a mouth rinse of 25% peroxide and 75% water and swish your teeth and gums with it. You can use regular mouthwash too. Use a SOFT toothbrush so that you don't hurt yourself with the bristles and IF you have a water-pik - those are really great for getting the mouth-rinse as close to or in the gums as possible.

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   Posted 9/4/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Stef! I'll start trying those tips tonight. I appreciate your help!

Do your best, then to hell with it.

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   Posted 9/5/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've just started on Humira (2 months in) and my gums are bleeding too, top and bottom. If I suck my front teeth with my tongue, theres quite a bit of blood on my tongue. Not impressed. Thinking of using Corsydyl mouthwash to see if that helps.

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   Posted 9/5/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
i have bleeding and slightly receeding gums. yay!
.:brad:. 23 year old male from PA.

diagnosed with crohn's disease in april 2002 during surgery for obstruction
meds: 10mg prednisone, tapering. starting remicade july 30th. no more 6MP.

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