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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/10/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I called the rheumatologist office to see if my lab results were back and they said we're waiting on a couple more to come back. I asked if they could fax me what they did have and they said "He won't let us do that they're may be some thing that he needs to talk you about and he needs to have all the lab results" that pretty much tells me something is out of whack with my labs and not knowing drives me nuts.

Then I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned and I want to have the Zoom whitening done. I found out I need a root canal. I had to list the meds I was taking and when the dentist saw Fosamax he literally freaked out I told him I take it weekly and have only had 1 dose. He told me he wouldn't touch me to do a root canal until he talked to a dental surgeon because fosamax could call osteonecrosis of the jaw and tissue death. By the time I got back to work they called and said I had to stop the fosamax now and for a month after my dental work and I have to take 6 days of amoxicillin 5 days before my dental work and the 6th dose on the day of.

Now I have an eye exam Wednesday, a dentist appointment next Tuesday and back to the rheumatologist on the 26th if not before.

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/10/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a busy day -- but I wouldn't worry too much about the lab results. Lots of Dr's won't look at the labs until everything is back so they only have to look once. And they don't allow the office staff to give out lab information until after they have looked at it. So it's probably just protocol and not an indication that anything is wrong.

Your dentist is freaking out unnecessarily -- the Fosamax reaction he's talking about is rare, comes only after long-term use, and in no way is going to cause an issue after one dose! Amoxicillin is fairly common to take on or around gum/teeth issues, esp. if there is any risk of an anti-immune illness or a heart murmur.

Meanwhile, though, some days just take a heck of a lot more energy to get thru than others!
Hang in there,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

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