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Christine1946
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   Posted 5/16/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
     I posted over on the UC board about this, but thought this may be better posted here.
     I have an abscess on the gum above a cap.  The dentist did a root canal a few months back but said he wasn't sure if he got all the roots.  This is the top left molar and it is a huge cap.  Anyway, the reason I went to him in the first place was because of this abscess.  Now, $620 poorer, it came back!  Needless to say, I doubt he did get the roots all out.  My problem is, I started taking Clindamycin on Friday night, 150 mgm.  Saturday morning I took the second dose and about an hour later my upper digestive tract felt really bad.  I phoned him and told him I couldn't take this drug.  I have Cipro and Bactrim here at home and he said to take the Cipro.  I took the Cipro yesterday and today, same thing, lots of discomfort in the upper stomach.
     I sure don't want anything to go wrong with my upper digestive tract NOW...I have no colon or rectum.  Do any of you take a probiotic while on antibiotics?  If so, what do you take?  I see my dentist this morning.  I have a bad feeling this is going to need to be pulled and I am scared to death to have this dentist do the pulling but I think I should get a refund for that root canal.  UGH...always somethin.

blueglass
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   Posted 5/16/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
The antibiotic will just kill the probiotic, so it won't help while you're on it.... people often take a lot of them right after stopping the antibiotics.

Sorry you're having to go through this..... can you check w/your gi doc about good antibiotics? I have been on both cipro and bactrim.... I got something called tigan with the bactrim -- it's an anti nausea drug that helped a lot.

Hope you get things fixed soon.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

Christine1946
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   Posted 5/16/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     Thanks.  I do have to have it pulled but am going to an oral surgeon on Thursday.  My dentist said it is too close to the sinus cavity..ugh.  Anyway, my stomach is feeling better.  I used to take Cipro but it never bothered my stomach before.
     I did have some Flagyl around but have been off it since before my operation last year and I got rid of the remainder a few months ago.  I should have held onto it.  I no longer have a GI doctor because I quit mine when I went to the colorectal surgeon.  Guess I will have to find a new one.

blueglass
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   Posted 5/16/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh, I hate flagyl -- I think of it as "flaggelate," just does not sit well w/me... and that metal taste...

Hard for me to imagine not having a gi doc, sigh.....

Hope the oral surgeon is good.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 5/16/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine,

I'm no doctor...however, in the past (way back when), I used to also get antibiotics for abcesses...however, one day at the dentist, they told me to do "warm salt water rinses - 3 times a day" and it worked wonders..no antibiotics required......

heat up one cup in microwave (don't make it too hot!)..take out, and add one teaspoon of salt and mix.....

take enough to swish around (DO NOT SWALLOW) and keep in mouth and on bad area as you can..then spit out..then start again 'til cup is empty (or as you can stand it)...

tongue

Christine1946
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   Posted 5/17/2011 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
     Thanks Enigmawrap...think I will try that today!  I took the Cipro yesterday and was ok.

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   Posted 5/17/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had my top 2 wisdom teeth removed years ago but still have my bottom 2 in as dentist says that as they run close to facial nerve they don't remove them unless causing real problems. Well, every so often the gums around them become inflamed as the teeth themselves face the back of my mouth and I don't have much room and when the gums get sore I either use the warm salt mouthwash or a special mouthwash that is used after dental surgery, in UK it's called corsadyl (not sure of spelling) and reduces the gums in a day.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

Christine1946
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   Posted 5/17/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
       Can hardly wait to see that oral surgeon on Thursday.  It is painful clear into my sinuses now.  Switched to Cipro because the Clindamycin was tearing my stomach apart...ugh.  Don't think the Cipro is doing much of anything! sad

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   Posted 5/18/2011 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Christine I hope you are feeling a little better today.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.
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