been living with crohn's disease for appx. 14 yrs. now--had ileocecal resection Jan. 21, 2011--feel worse now than before!--lower right quadrant of my belly--when the pain comes, it literally takes my breath away and cannot hardly walk--it subsides usually within a few minutes--was told prior to surgery, that it may not be for me, i guess it wasn't!--i was reading the column when i saw older than dirt's question about a tooth extraction while on prednisone--it struck a nerve with me--i need 6 top teeth extracted, i guess from probably prednisone, entocort etc...--does anyone know who can do the extractions at a very very reduced cost--i'm dying here, with all the medication costs, medicare costs, part b, part b supplement, medicare part d payment, etc.., the list is endless, it just does not stop! i do not have dental insurance, or i would have addressed this issue a while back--not only do i need the teeth extracted, but also need a full top denture--i live in DE and did not know if anyone knew any body who could be helpful?--i never knew that prednisone could cause harm to your teeth--i guess i should have known, since crohn's can affect you from head to toe--i am starting to look into natural healing methods, because i am too afraid to go back to my GI, because she will want me on the biological meds.(remicade, humira, imuran or cimzia), which i cannot seem to bring myself to wanting this type of treatment!--i am i guess what you would call, a complicated case, meaning since this past flare-up, i have had severe weight loss,(90+ lbs.), go through bouts of going and bouts of not going to the bathroom, malabsorption, general ill-feeling, but maybe i guess that goes with the territory, huh?--what a horrible disease!--i am open for any suggestions and/or comments that would be helpful--thanks for the ears!