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Old 06-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Osteomyelitis - To Susan and Trying to Feel Good

I've read some of your past posts and I wondered how you both are? Did you get over the osteomyelitis? I am battling infection now after a wisdom tooth removal, bone graft and retained root tips removal. I hope you are okay.

 
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Re: Osteomyelitis - To Susan and Trying to Feel Good

Dear Sae,
I hope you don't mind my intruding. I have been having severe dental problems and unfortunately at the moment where I am living, there aren't any experts able enough to diagnose it. I have often wondered whether it isn't osteomyelitis. What were your symptoms? How did the specialists finally locate the problem? I have had a ct and an MRI with no luck. Maybe you could help me by reading my post "need advice" by traumatised and giving me some suggestions.
Thank you,
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Jane

 
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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I am so sorry, Jane, for all you have gone through. I read your post and you are suffering so. I am not sure if I have osteomyelitis and was researching some of the other posts and came up with the 2 names who definitely had O. My journey began when a wisdom tooth was extracted 11 months ago and dentist put bone graft in. Had immediate pain which got worse and dentist blew me off and said it was nothing. Pain was like screaming pain, could not eat, sleep and cried a lot. Was put on many pain pills, antibiotics by other dentists and still no let up. Was so sick, could not do anything, could not hold food down, developed heart pains (which they said was due to all the medications). Finally went to another state and doctor said it was either O. or retained root tips. Sent x-rays back to radiologist and he said it was retained root tips. I came back to my state to have the tips and bone graft removed. Twice was operated on since pain persisted. It has been 2 months now and although pain is not as bad, it feels warm, painful enough to take an occasional pill and gum is inflamed. Went to dental school to get dentures and OS said if pain persists to see him privately and he would send me to infectious disease doctor and then be put on a PICC line. Have an appointment Monday at dental school with another OS to have more teeth pulled and will ask this new OS what he thinks. MRI was negative, does not show up on Panorex, no fever but feel hot. I understand that MRI, Panorex, CT scans, blood tests or fevers are not always conclusive. One should have a scan with dye, also a biopsy. OS plans to do an alveoplasty in same area and I am rather frightened that if it is O. it will aggravate it more. I don't know exactly what the symptoms are and that is what I am trying to learn. I wish I could help you more as I know what that pain is like. It is sometimes difficult to tell between trigeminal neuralgia and infections, I think.

 
Old 06-14-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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Sae,

I am doing a bit better, but still fighting this beast. I just had more surgery to remove a piece of bone that was protruding.

Susan

 
Old 06-15-2005, 10:10 AM   #5
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Dear Susan,
Thank you for answering and I am glad you are doing better. It has been a long struggle for you and I wish each day will bring more improvement.
Sincerely,
Sae

 
Old 06-15-2005, 10:11 AM   #6
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Hello again Sae,

Thanks for your reply. Your pains sound familiar...I can relate with my heart feeling poorly except that I haven't been on any meds that should affect it. I generally feel ill all of the time and unable to concentrate on things as my head feels like some thing is living in it that shouldn't be there. I am at wits end from it because there don't seem to be any experts in the Czech Republic who have the ability to identify the problem. I am trying to find out who to turn to for a biopsy etc... I have scheduled a consultation at American Dental (can't afford more than a consult with them) and I am really hoping their so-called expert will have some ideas as to what it might be, whether it is osteomyelitis or not, or a suggestion where to turn to with regards to state medical care. I feel stuck and my whole life is becoming affected after half a year of this. I have had meds for TN and AFP which did nothing but make me feel even more dead but the throbbing and incredible pain that you described were still there so I am assuming that it won't just be a matter of nerves...maybe a bad combination of things...who knows...I only wish I knew. Let me know how things go and what you find out. The pains and ill feelings you describe sound so similar. Does your head ever fill up and change the pressure between your ears? Weird question, I know, my neurologist was baffled by this symptom and claimed that nerves just don't work like that.
Take good care,
Jane

 
Old 06-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #7
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Jane, No I do not have the head pressure feeling that you have. An oral surgeon was the one who did the biopsy. I hope the American Dental will help you and that you will be getting some aid to get over this problem. Financial reasons sent me to the dental school, as this thing has become very expensive. Please let me know how things turn out and I will do the same. Best wishes,
Sae

 
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:23 AM   #9
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A question for Sae, Jane ande Susan.

I was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis on the 3rd of May, after extensive x-rays, somesort of lab tests done on a scraping of the exposed bone and extraction from the abcess above a tooth. On May 4th I had surgery to remove all my upper and lower teeth, and portions of my upper and lower jaw bones. I never had any real site pain, I thought I had an abcessed tooth, and or a flu bug. I was wrong, I am still taking large doses of antibiotics. I hopefully will be done with them this next week. I have had several test done since my surgery to ensure they removed all the infection and they are all coming back clear.
My question to you all, is in all your post I read about the amounts of extreme pain you all are in. How long do they believe you had the infection before they began treatment for it? Jane, have you requested the different doctors to test you for Osteomyelitis? Also, do any of you know where or how you contracted this infection?

I really never questioned any of the surgeons, doctors or my dentist when they said that I was lucky. After reading your posts I now know just exactly how lucky I really am. I still have to have bone graphing done on the bottom right side of my jaw, a titanium plate attached to the bone some how and then hopefully implants to help with holding the lower dentures in their proper position. But compared to what I have read that you all have eperienced so far I am still on the lucky side of the coin.

My heart goes out to all of you. May God bless you all with comfort and ease.
Casey

 
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Dear Casey and Mc,
Thanks for your supportive and warm responses. It has put a smile on my face and given me hope. The main problem at the moment is that I haven't really progressed in finding out what went wrong and what is going wrong. My big day is Monday, appointment at American Dental which is probably the most "modern" thinking dental clinic in the Czech Republic. The dentists that played their role in messing up my mouth etc... are playing airheads. I have been sent to the psychaitrist by the one who removed my wisdom tooth and added the icing to the cake of pain. The excuses and "everything is ok...give it time" are frustrating. Another "expert" says that my max. Mand. nerve has been aggravated and is causing the whole thing. Could this be possible? One good thing is my blood tests are totally clean and reveal a healthy young lady. Were your blood tests off when they discovered you have osteo... Casey? Thanx for your advice Mc. I will have a look at the website. As the day progresses and the pain with it, my teeth throb and then my cheek numbs and then comes the final blow, I slur. The nausea and earaches are a puzzle. As far as I know, according to Czech dentists, the problem is in my head and a shrink and acupuncture are the right cure plus downing litres of herbal remedies. The whole thing is like a bad joke. My fear of dentists has quadrupled. In response to your question Mc about infection...till I die, I will believe that the intial cause of infections (luckily it seems that the antibios I took earlier on have taken care of some of that but then again I heard that osteo...doesn't show up on blood tests??), was the first witch doctor dentist I visited who treated no 6 as if she were drilling a hole into cement, never mind the hygiene in this country.
Keep you updated...

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Jane,
I dont know what test, since they did so many gave them the answer of Osteomyelitis. I had xrays, MRI, PET scan, blood drawn, bone and gum scrapings, and the fluid from the abcess tested.

I still have had blood drawn at every appointment ( 5 so far) at the infectious disease lab but they have told me it is to help monitor my system on a whole. The type of Osteomyelitis that I have or had (so I guess there are different types or strains) can not be detected solely through blood test. I have bone and gum scrapings, and a MRI at each visit also.

Good Luck at your visit and I hope you come home with some answers.

Casey

 
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Hello again Sae,

Does your head ever fill up and change the pressure between your ears? Weird question, I know, my neurologist was baffled by this symptom and claimed that nerves just don't work like that.
Take good care,
Jane

Mine does!!!!!!!!

 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:03 AM   #13
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Hello again,
...........No progress yet again. Just wondering Dancersadie, do you know what your diagnosis it or are you in the process of finding that out? The ear pressure is incredible when it starts and nobody wants to believe it.

Take care,
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:32 AM   #14
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Hello again
I was just wondering...Sae...Have you got any news about your condition? I finally got the one and only true expert in town last night. After looking at my xrays and discussing my syptoms, he pointed out an irregularity between my two TMJs. The troubling side is blocked from inflammation due to the discus being displaced by poorly executed dental procedures. It was clear even to my inexperienced eyes but everybody has been focussing on the teeth aspect and neglected the possibilities of it being a TMJ problem. The current diagnosis is TMD so I need to have a night guard made and see him again 6 weeks. I am a bit concerned with learning to live with the pain, the achy joints all over my body, being a walking barometer,nausea, earaches, sore eyes etc...It really is unbearable and to be told that "relaxing" is the main part of therapy makes me a bit skeptical about remaining sane. I will inform you of any further advances...
I hope you are feeling better and on the road to mend...
Take care,
Jane

 
Old 06-30-2005, 06:01 PM   #15
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Wow, that is interesting, Jane. Yes, please keep us posted of your progress. I am glad it is not infection and hope that this will solve the problems of pain for you.

Casey, it seems like you are finally getting out of the woods and hopefully this infection is now under control.

My update is, the school did not work out for me. They are too new to do diagnostic work and students are quite inexperienced. I had 5 teeth pulled there though and it was traumatic and took about 3 hours. I decided after that to find a more experienced doctor as I can't take any more trauma. My appointment elsewhere is July 20th so will keep you posted too.

Best of luck to all and hope our dental woes will soon be resolved.
Sae

 
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