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jeanneac
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   Posted 7/19/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, people ask some strange questions here but can colazal or UC give you problems with your teeth at all?
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 7/19/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
    Not to my knowledge, but I wouldn't be surprised.  It seems like whenever I go on prednisone though, I have teeth problems.  Keeping my fingers crossed I escape this time, but I did have to have root canal last year because a cap broke off where my old dentist NEVER did a root canal.  Double agony.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.


jujub
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   Posted 7/19/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not aware of any dental problems from 5-ASA's, however Christine is right about Pred. It can cause dental problems and bone loss in the jaw. Also, if you take Fosamax or one of the other similar drugs to combat the osteoporosis it can cause serious jaw problems.
Judy
 
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
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jeanneac
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   Posted 7/19/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)
 


Petaunwell
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   Posted 7/19/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting that you should mention 'teeth problems'- my two top front teeth feel like they are rotting from behind??!! It is really weird and they are mighty sensitive!! I am on 20mg of pred currently and 9 colazide tablets a day along with Imuran 100mg.

summerstorm
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   Posted 7/19/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
im not sure about the meds, i know pred can, it is rough on bones and teeth.
But any serious illness can cause problems with nails, teeh and hair. And flares and such increase the problems.

subdued
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My teeth became really sensitive when I was on prednisone for three months. Thank goodness, they eventually returned to normal.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).


kate22
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   Posted 7/20/2009 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have uc and have been on pred and asacol, etc.  i have had teeth problems.  i had a tooth break and had to have a root canal.  also, my enamel is really thin on my teeth.  another strange thing is whenever i drink alcohol and then try to eat something, it feels like i'm chewing tinfoil!  i know that sounds wierd, but it hurts!!! and all of that started after i was diagnosed w/uc, and it has continuted over the years.  i don't know if it's the drugs or the uc, but i feel there is a connection.

UC since 1994
4 Lialda/day, 15 mg prednisone and tapering (down from 40 mg), rowasa, folic acid, VSL#3, flax oil, vegetarian diet


quincy
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   Posted 7/20/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I've used 5ASA...Asacol/Salofalk for over 20 years, but never Colazal, and I have no problems with my teeth compared to what I've ever had. I do have sensitivity, but that's from receding gums which I've had filled...relatively no sensitivity now unless I clench a lot.

I would say prednisone would cause most of the problems where enamel is concerned, and the possibility of drinking acidic juices, having not enough calcium/vitamin D or changing one's diet drastically where one isn't getting enough nutrients in general. Of course, having continual diarrhea or vomitting may contribute....

q
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


dottiewolf
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   Posted 7/20/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting question and thought.  I never would have thought of this effecting my teeth especially since I have had this disease since the late 60's.  But have only been on the colazol for about a year.  But in the last couple months for the first time I have been noticing the backs of my front 2 teeth are very cold sensitive.  Once in a great while other places also but mostly the front two. 
 
Glad you asked the question.

jeanneac
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   Posted 7/20/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to take so many pills a day, I sometimes forget my Vitamin D. I am going to be more consistent in taking it from now on. Thanks again for the replies and dialogue!
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location, sigmoid colon
 50 +  female
 colazal, fish oil, synthroid, zoloft, VSL#3 probiotic.
Blood test positive for Crohn's for whatever that is worth-:)
 


subdued
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
kate22 said...
I have uc and have been on pred and asacol, etc. i have had teeth problems. i had a tooth break and had to have a root canal. also, my enamel is really thin on my teeth. another strange thing is whenever i drink alcohol and then try to eat something, it feels like i'm chewing tinfoil! i know that sounds wierd, but it hurts!!! and all of that started after i was diagnosed w/uc, and it has continuted over the years. i don't know if it's the drugs or the uc, but i feel there is a connection.


Hi kate22,

It could be the pred, which harms the connective tissue. One of it's side effects is a loss of enamel on the teeth.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).

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