Thanks to all the immunosuppresive drugs! I was in the ER again last night...this morning...what day is it anyway?! Two impacted wisdom teeth & a failed root canal. Two weeks after by birthday gallstone present I might add and the constant vaginal bleed from an ovarian cyst.
Good news though...no ovarian cancer!
Anyway...I had taken my Humira pen injection 3 days ago and had just survived the typical flu post injection symptoms..when WHAM, all of a sudden with no prior symptoms...the infection & searing pain hit my mouth and swelled it shut within 3 hours! So I got to thinking this infection is in my head and I need a dental block for pain and antibiotics ASAP...hence the ER. I didn't want to wait for a oral surgeon visit, most likely 24 hours later, to start the antibiotics since the Humira was causing the infection to be so aggressive! The ER doc had never done a dental block, bless his heart and told me not to hold it against him if he missed the nerve. My response was go for it and not to hold it against me if I decked him in the process! Inject humor here! He ended up doing a great job even though the block doesn't last more than 5-6 hours it allowed time for the Rocifin (spelling?) antibiotic injection to start working wonders.
Now, I'll take responsibilty for not following up on the failed root canal for over a year cause I wanted my body to heal from the resection and to be on the lowest possible dose of predinose before doing any further surgery. Not to keen on all that oral bacteria floating around in my bloodstream post op dental procedure and the fact that I'll have to stop the imuran temporarily and possibly the Humira in preparation for the surgery anyway. It's another CD flare waiting to happen.
So....just thought I'd share. I have the oxycotin chatty syndrome tonight and have another hour before taking my follow up antibiotics so you guys are just going to have to put up with my middle of the night blah...blah...blah! Thanks for being here to listen!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.