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teacupsunderfire
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My teeth have been killing me lately, Do the steroids make them hurt?

~ChristieAnn67~
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah...the steroids can affect your teeth.   Steroids causes bone loss,  and this includes teeth.   I get super sensitive teeth when I"m on steroids, (like right now),  I start using the toothpaste for sensitive teeth,  and that ACT mouthwash.   Supposedly that helps replace enamel. 

                                          ~Christie
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
                                         Medications
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.
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jujub
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   Posted 8/2/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. Steroids can also cause bone loss in your mouth, making the teeth unstable and leading to periodontal disease. Be sure to keep up with your dental checkups while on Pred.




Christie, I know you were asked to remove the link from your signature earlier. If you need instructions for doing that, we can provide them. Or if you prefer, we can request the administrator edit it out. Thanks!
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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~ChristieAnn67~
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Total Posts : 151
   Posted 8/2/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I haven't come across that request yet...but fine,  I will remove it
                                          ~Christie
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
                                         Medications
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.
http://www.wearecrohns.org/christie67


jujub
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   Posted 8/2/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Christie.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


Beth75
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   Posted 8/3/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
my teeth are now very sensitive to cold not that I am on steriods.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 8/3/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My teeth become very sensitive while on steroids - each and every time... Not right away but after a couple of months. The sensitivity then lasts for a few months AFTER I'm done with the pred as well :(

I like the Crest sensitive tooth paste. It's also good to mention pred use to your dentist. Be sure to see him/her every six months!!!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Remission?!?!?
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08:  Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08
Last Prednisone dose:  7/15/08
 
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teacupsunderfire
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 8/4/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Yes i call my dentist she sees me every 3 months and cleans my teeth.

cycling_sasquatch
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 8/4/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone made my teeth horribly sensitive to cold. The dentist recommended toothpaste for sensitive teeth, but that gave me sores in my mouth. I've been off pred. for over 2 months now and still notice some sensitivity, but it isn't bad.
UC diagnosed Dec. 2006
Azathioprine 200mg/day
Multivitamin, fish oil, fiber supplement, Nature's Way Primadophilus Optima, Digestive Advantage Crohn's & Colitis


ErinD
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 8/4/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Definitely...ALL of my teeth are extremely sensitive to both hot and cold items. I have never had a problem with this before the prednisone/entocort. I have been trying a sensitive toothpaste but so far it has not helped much. I did read though that you really need to go through a whole tube before noticing a difference though!

suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 8/4/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been off of prednisone for over 7 years and the one side effect I was left with is sensitive teeth. The degree of sensitivity has lessened but I still do have it; especially with cold.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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