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Posted by Gina on September 12, 2000 at 02:10:59:

In Reply to: Re: need some serious help here.please.. posted by jon on September 11, 2000 at 10:51:38:

: : : alright.i have a number of things gone wrong since problems with my teeth occured and was wandering if anyone could relate or enlighten me.it started out with a root canal..all went well no problems afterwards.about 2 weeks later another rotten tooth started hurting severly for about 4 days..i took antibiotics and finally got to sleep but when i woke up the next day i felt really wierd and started to develope all kinds of symptoms.the first thing i noticed was insomnia.then i started to notice my brain was funtioning very poorly and im going to be honest with you on this one in saying the only reason i noticed the brain disfunction is because i am a marijuana smoker and i stopped smoking because it wasnt enjoyable anymore because of whatever is wrong with me..then i noticed this awful taste in mouth that constantly lingered..then i noticed poor digestion,heartburn, constipation,etc.then i noticed i started to break out every time i shower around my stomach and occaisonaly get some hives on my arms.well most have these symptoms have eased up quite a bit but still the lingering bad taste,mild brain fog,poor digestion...i have been eating healthy sleeping right taking viatimins and still im not quite myself anymore..i had the sore tooth pulled just recently and it sure does seem to be taking a long time to heal.the tooth next to it has no cavity but was tested and is dead..can anyone give me any advice on this by what ive said?ive been to doctors and everything..

: : : jon

: : Hey Jon-
: : I'm surprised your doctors haven't heard of this before. In addition
: : to those symptoms, you should have also gotten impotence and
: : "shrinkage?" You did not mention those.

: : Anyway, I'd lay off the marijuana. You may be allergic to the
: : antibiotic as well, and the combination of root canal therapy,
: : antibiotics, marijuana, etc. was too much for your body. I hope
: : you get back to normal, soon.

: : Good Luck-
: : David

: alright david..i did lay off the marijuana but i wasnt exactly abusing it..it was more of a theraputical relaxation thing at the end of the day after work or something i would smoke a little before i went to sleep.harmless if you ask me.i havnt had any in 2 months or more.are there any long term side effects of antibiotic?this whole thing just keeps hanging on and hangin on.i was having trouble driving and what not and that has cleared up to a point but i know something still isnt right.do you think it is possible that the root canal i had done wasnt done properly?it doesnt hurt but i would assume that doesnt mean anything since it is dead.ive read a little bit about focal infection and that sort of thing but i dont know im not a doctor and i shouldnt be diagnosing myself.im going to look into finding a different doctor because the ones ive been to dont really take me seriously.any suggestions would be appreciated.as for the shrinkage and impotence i dont think it has anything to do with the problems that i want to clear up.i can live with those things.

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Jon

Are you running a temp? If you had a root canal - - a side effect could be infection. Sometimes these infections are systemic, which means they enter the blood and you can feel pretty bad. If you are feeling as bad as you say, ask your MD to run a blood culture to rule out infection. It usually takes about 5 days to get the results back
Good luck and keep us all posted.

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