I must live under a black cloud or something. I am tapered down to 20 mgm of prednisone, GI doctor increased the 6MP to 75 mgm last week. My bowel movements are finally normal and ..WHAMMO....my second abscessed tooth in one month's time. Last month my dentist did a root canal and placed a cap on. This one is a wisdom tooth. NOW I have to take 1000 mgm of Cipro (and we all know what that is gonna do). My GI doctor said to take Flagyl while on Cipro and make sure I take my probiotic too (I take that all the time anyway). Along with all the other meds listed below. SHHEEESH! We are scheduled for a two week camping trip up in Hershey, PA leaving this Sunday. I am scheduled to have that wisdom tooth removed Oct 27th. Now I am scared. Hope the Cipro and Flagyl keep the infection from spreading. Otherwise, I feel good.
Any advice out there? I am having an oral surgeon pull the tooth. Anyone have any teeth issues out there while on prednisone? The nurse at my GI doctor's office said it is quite common to suffer gum infections while on prednisone. I know it is true in my case. Four years ago, while on prednisone, I had another abscessed wisdom tooth, which had to be pulled when the infection subsided.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.