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Jan 29, 2016 5:56 AM

Anyone know if a dentist can damage a nerve leading to fibro? As I was fairly health until I went for my sixth month check up and required a filling. Went for the filling had an infection, was put on antibiotics, travelled to America which was already planned. Went back to the dentist where it turned from a filling to a crown, asked dentist if infection had gone he said more or less, as I was still slightly jetlagged I went ahead with the procedure. Kept getting toothache lasted months, back and firth to dentist finally went to the dental hospital they found that the tooth behind the crown was cracked and needed to be removed. Had tooth removed under anaesthetic not by my dentist, still kept getting toothache, changed dentist, once again back and forth between both dentist then to the hospital, they removed the crown and found the tooth had a fracture they tried to fix it, that did not work. So once again another tooth had to be removed. I ended up spending 3 years just sleeping due to constant pain in my face and head, it would last 3-4 days then come back a couple of days later swapping sides if the face. It has taken me many years to finally get diagnosed with fibro. Back and forth doctor, dentist, hospital, seen ent, rheumatology, dental specialists, had scans, enough x-rays to light up a Christmas tree. 2 years ago was diagnosed with fibro, CFS, aloydynia etc. Lived with my parents until dad died last Oct, so it is me, mum and brother. Sorry this is long but just so frustrated and to top it all off they cancelled my ESA benefits which I had only started claiming late last year as the rest of the time lived off mum, dad and bro. Used birthday, Christmas money to pay for my prescription only left the house for doctor or hospital appointments which my dad always took me to. Can't go out as suffer really bad migraines for the next few days.

Jan 29, 2016 6:03 AM

Gee whizz. Sorry you're going through all this. While I personally don't know if your fibro came from teeth, stranger things have happened. Could it be a case of what came first, the chicken our the egg? Are ESA veggies similar to social security disability in the states?

Jan 29, 2016 6:09 AM

Sorry about predictive text. Is Esa similar to disability benefits the states?

Jan 29, 2016 6:14 AM

Yes ESA is disability benefits, because I can walk a short distance they say I can work, they did not take into account my facial pain which is constant. My pain varies from day to day, I never know what part of my body will hurt.

Jan 29, 2016 12:02 PM

Wellstuffit69, welcome to the community. I'm sorry you're dealing with all this. I can't say if a dentist damaging a nerve could cause fibro or not. There is a website you should look at.

www.fmnetnews.com

Maybe it will give you more insight. I believe the inflammation in my body from a mass developing between 2007-2010 is why I have fibromyalgia. They say trauma, accidents, and such have contributed to fibro. I oppose the website is helpful. Hugs & prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 29, 2016 12:39 PM

I tried the website keeps saying error, cannot get onto website have tried other links. But thank you for responding will maybe try again later.

Jan 29, 2016 9:01 PM

I'm sorry. I tried to go there too, and they're apparently having tech issues.

Jan 30, 2016 12:42 PM

My dentist has hit nerves in My face in the past, but I've been lucky that it's mostly been the numbing meds instead of the actual tooth being pulled. I'm not going straight to fibro, but it could definitely trigger all sorts of chronic pain issues.

Jan 30, 2016 2:51 PM

OMG, Ferrtbandit.. Enough is sure enough and you've had your share. It makes me want to fly out there, scoop you up and bring you back to the East Coast so I could take care of you and maybe find doctors that could help you live a less painful existence. OH, I Know.... We can stop on the way and see Flappsy and Terri!! I bka

Jan 30, 2016 2:59 PM

Hit send too quick. It would be a completely absolute blast. I hope this made you feel a bit uplifted and that you're smiling. Have a better day. {{{{Hugs}}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»β€οΈ

Jan 30, 2016 4:52 PM

ESA= Emloyment Support Allowance- You can get employment and support allowance (ESA) if your ability to work is limited by ill health or disability. ESA has two parts, contributory ESA and income-related ESA. You may receive either one of these, or both together, depending on your circumstances.
There are different parts to the benefit - if interested this explains it-http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/employment-and-support-allowance-overview

DLA-Disability Living Allowance-
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/disability-living-allowance.aspx
Now replaced with new benefit PIP

PIP-Personal Independence Payment-
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/personal-independence-payment.aspx

Jan 30, 2016 10:45 PM

The fmnetnews website was shut down. I posted the announcement on a new post. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

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