so when are you going to pull the 3rd tooth?
I am facing losing a tooth and I know it is hard, but I would do it to avoid all you have been through. Your post has even convinced me to do it!
how about Rocpehin injections maybe 5 times a week.
Oral Spectracef 200 mg?
supposed to be strongggg
Definitely get the tooth pulled if you need to - I only wish I'd been told to do it sooner, it would have saved me about 5 grand and a lot of agony. And don't worry, the removal of those 2 teeth were actually some of the easiest dental procedures I've ever had done. You heal in about a week, and it was WAY better than I ever imagined it would be. It's nothing like having your wisdom teeth pulled - those hurt a lot worse.
Thanks for the suggestions on those antibiotics, I'll definitely check them out.
Bee I would put money on it you have Lyme disease caused by borrelia. It can cause all of your symptoms. You can find much information on the net as to borrelia related bone infections in animals and humans. I suggest testing with a company called Igenex. Which is the best in the US for detecting the bacteria when others cannot. Good Luck.
I forgot to add that culture will not detect borrelia and it has the ability to shut down the
immune system and enable other bacteria to flourish which is what sounds like has
happened here. Igenex WB is the best test and takes 2 weeks to perform. If you show
any specific bands it is mostly the cause of everything that has to do with the massive infection.
Thank you so much for your input. I am very, very happy and so beyond grateful to report that I am healed! This thread was actually from September of '08 ... a few months after I posted this, during which I got worse and worse, I was finally admitted to the hospital - the infection had surrounded my brain. They admitted me for meningitis, betting that the infection had caused swelling in the layers around my brain. I was given an IV drug combo of vancomycin, and 2 others that escape my memory right now ... one of the others was pipterocillin or something that sounded like that, and one other that I think began with a th-. I felt better within 24 hours, and kept gaining strength each day with those IV antibiotics, I think I was in there for about a week. It was enough to do the trick! It took my body a few months of recovery, but I am grateful to God to say I am well! That is good info about the borrelia, though. Thanks!
metronidazole (flagyl) 500mg 3tds combined with
coamoxiclav (augmentum) 500/124 3tds combined with
fluconazole (diflucan) 1 tds
for 7 days
then put on doxycyclin and flucloxacillin (can't remember amounts) but they were standard adult amounts for 7 days
followed by 2 weeks of doxycyclin on it's own.
sorted me after months of sufferening infection and bone loss
I was sick flu like symptoms, weight loss wheezing, sinus problems dizziness blurred vision red eyes and a rash I was home ridden very debilitating for 15 months . The entire scenario was due to root canal I had the root canal extracted and finally figured out the fistula that my dentist kept saying was a post surgery trauma was normal! , The fistula in my mouth was actually a major infection, My MD took one look and sent me straight to oral surgery the surgeon she meticulously cleaned out the root canal extraction site removed the bone graft and the forgotten gutta percha at the site of infection it was sent to the lab, I instructed the oral surgeon to do A CAVITATION which is grind down one mm of the bone which guarantees infection is gone, approximately 6 days later I went to a dentist and had a major ozone infection into the side into the jaw bone to absolutely guarantee the infection is killed I also left a garlic poultice at the site of surgery nightly for few hours for two weeks,, Consider ozone injections it is one of the few things that goes right into the site of infection and kills it instantly. Fly to NIHA or find a local dentist.
Also I took mega vitamin C IV twice a week and loved it this is like getting a new battery in your car.
WOW I just read you were admitted to the hospital you were very lucky it is the grace of God.
Dentist did root canal and got it infected. Have extreme pain when opening right jaw. Other dentist will extract tooth. I wonder if they know what thaey are doing?
I am so glad I found your very thorough and detailed original post. I have been suffering from a milder version of your symptoms for 1 year, with no doctor or dentist believing I have an issue. 4 times on antibiotics, and each time the symptoms clear up, but only temporarily.
I'm becoming quite worried, and at this point have no idea where to get help or from whom.
If you happen to recall the tri-fecta of antibiotics that finally destroyed the infection, I would be very grateful to know.
The doctors and dentist keep giving me Amoxy and Clinamyin, but as in your case, they only work temporarily.
Thank you for your time.
Once again, finding your post has been a god-send!
For jaw infection which is hell to have diagnosed it can take years, maybe a bone scan or cavitat seeing a dental cavitation expert helps, I was seriously ill I had symptoms that were insane dizziness, blurred vision, flu like feeling nausea at times , weight loss, no appetite , weakness stiff neck hated the heat and I could sitting on an ice berg and that would feel fine to me. I had all sorts of aches and pain I was checked for Lyme over and over total ten times always negative
Finally my jaw began to ache I ran to the dental cavitation expert he took a real good look at certain tests he ran and did sort of test I had never seen and I had a very , bad serious jaw bone infection which is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY I had lived with it for FOUR years why I did not die is beyond me I totally should be dead. I think it is because when about . 100 doctor had no answers I became my own doctor and got a ND to give me ozone IV and vitamin C IV and hydrogen peroxide IV just to make me a little more comfortable in my suffering I would be dead now if I did not have those IV to keep the level of toxicity down. That is another test worth getting is TOXICITY LEVEL Test. I had surgery twice then I was cured.