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LMills
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   Posted 5/13/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm having surgery done to cut out four wisdom teeth tomorrow...the doctors are being extremely cautious because of that fact that I have been on prednisone pretty much for a year and am on humira. I've never had the experience of doctors making that big of a deal, but I imagine that they have to for everyone. It still is a little nerve wracking.

Just wanted some good vibes sent my way. I'm a little worried but still hoping for the best. And hoping that the antibiotics don't make my body go haywire like they did last time. Anyone else have that problem?
Anyway, wish me luck.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

Post Edited (LMills) : 5/14/2009 1:36:29 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 5/13/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first saw the surgery post I was, "WHAT"???? I thought you were going to have to have a Crohns surgery. But I think wisdom teeth sounds terrible too. Definetly sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

As for the antibiotics, be sure to take your Probiotics at least 2 hours after the anti-b's. Good luck tomorrow!

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

crohnielass
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   Posted 5/13/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, good luck for tomorrow i'm sure you'll be fine sending tons of good vibes your way! Bev :-)

ivy6
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   Posted 5/13/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((LMills))))) Good luck, hon. Sending good vibes your way.
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LMills
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   Posted 5/13/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much you guys!!

Sorry about the misunderstanding too..I really need to be more specific sometimes I think.

BUT! Again, thank you!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


gachrons
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wishing you all the best and hope things go good for you.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and recieve without forgetting ~Aurthor Unknown~


Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


MAG102886
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck tomorrow! about the prednisone, after prolonged use of it, your body no longer wants to heal itself, causing infection and all those other complications, thats why they are concerned about it.  I ended up with horrible complications after my resection surgery all linked to my steriod use.  But I'm sure for wisdom teeth the complications are a lot less severe, maybe an abscess or something along those lines. Hopefully all goes well!

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/13/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Goodluck, hope you don't get the black eyes and chipmunk cheeks.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


Jackel
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on humira when I got my wisdom teeth out and I did just fine.

Be super careful with the pain killers they prescribe since they tend to mess with your bowels. My dentist suggested taking 4 ibuprofen instead because he knew I have crohns

spookyh
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   Posted 5/13/2009 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck! I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed a few years ago. I didn't have any complications from the crohn's or my meds, but the jaw pain was pretty ugly. You're still young though (I was 30), so your jaw should be "soft" enough to deal with the surgery quite well. When I had my non-impacted wisdom teeth removed at 21 or so, it was a breeze.

I also had some gum surgery last fall while on Humira, and had no problems. Didn't even need antibiotics!

Let us know how things go :).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


FallColors
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   Posted 5/14/2009 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Praying the surgery goes smoothly and easily for you!!!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


Zanne
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   Posted 5/14/2009 3:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you all the best. The only problems I have had from prednisone and surgery is that my incision sites tend not to heal as quickly, so be prepared for that. I do hope you don't have a bad time of it and all goes well. Sending you all the good thoughts and good vibes I can muster!!!!
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Valerie3
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

jhicks
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   Posted 5/14/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, and definitely stick with the probiotics!

catpower
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   Posted 5/14/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope it went well!
Dx with Crohn's Colitis; Meds: Pred and Imuran; female in late 20s.


LMills
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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Things went all right today!! They almost screwed up and decided not tot give me the extra steroids because I don't think they got it when I said I had Crohn's and was on prednisone for a long time, but the facial surgeon came to my rescue.

Question though! I have no idea how to put the gauze in my mouth...I am still bleeding several hours later and I think I just made one side worse..it wasn't bleeding so much and when I pulled the gauze out it had fresh blood on it.
Any suggestions or did I just make a big mistake?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


crohnielass
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   Posted 5/15/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Sorry can't help with the gauze problem i haven't ever had a tooth out (YET!!) but just wanted to say glad all went well for you yesterday i bet your glad thats over with!!!! Bev x

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know how to do the gauze but I know it is normal. When I was a corrections officer I had to take 2 inmates to have their wisdom teeth out. On the ride back we had to stop at a gas station cause one was still bleeding bad and had to change her gauze. What a sight we were. Poor thing was handcuffed and shackeled and bleeding from the mouth. Anyway, I know it can bleed flesh blood for hours after. Hope you start feeling better soon.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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