I just wondered if anyone else had any thoughts or similar experiences?
I’ve had a ‘sensitive’ tooth for a few years now (crowned, but roots not removed). Every now and then, it wold become a little painful and sensitive, but this would only last for a day or so and then be back to normal.
About a week after starting the low dose of Tec, this happened again, but rather than recover, it became fully infected. I went to dentist and was given antibiotics.
Upon increasing the dose of Tec, once again it became infected, and I was given more antibiotics and decided that I’d have a root canal (to sort it out for good), so just had to wait until the infection was gone.
When I increased my Tec again, yup, more infection. By this time, I’d just been told I had breast cancer and would need to have surgery. By this time, I was really concerned that I was taking something that could affect my immune system at a time when I needed it to be fully functioning. So, I left a message for the MS nurse, asking if she could contact me and that it was important.
A week later (and hearing nothing), I started more antibiotics, stopped taking the Tec, and left a message for the nurse, who called me back a few days later.
She was adamant that the tec couldn’t have caused the problem with my tooth, was very unhappy that I’d stopped taking it (as I’d have to start on the low dose again), and felt compelled to remind me how expensive it was (she was not a happy bunny!).
From my point of view, I felt that I’d weighed up the possible options (with the information that I had available), and with the belief that I may have had a low grade infection for some time. I also thought that Tec can make you more vulnerable to ‘opportunistic’ infections?
I’ve not heard from her since…
Sorry for the length of the post (and thank you for getting this far :-))!