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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever experienced sore or tender gums while tapering prednisone? I floss everyday with no problems but this morning things were a little sensitive. They don't look red or anything.
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 12mg (tapering 2mg every week)

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after flossing. My dentist told me that steroids are bad for the connective tissue that anchors teeth to gums, in addition to being bad for bones throughout the body. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 generic Colazal daily for maintenance of remission + occasional generic Rowasa)

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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
During menstral cycles our gums can become sensitive, swelling, red, ect and I get that issue from time to time during my monthly cycle but never noticed specific gum issues related to prednisone whenever I was on it, but being pred, nothing would surprise me when it comes to that med.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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