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Hi to all,

I have to apologize if this is not the correct area to place this question, and I did try to post it earlier this week, but have not had any responses.

I had some dental work done a couple of weeks ago, and the surgery required that I had a general to pull this abcessed tooth, which I before hand was using the amoxicllian medicine to help with the infection. At the time of the surgery, the doctor also gave me a pain injection along with some other medicines which I am not sure of the type that they used.

My question is when having a surgery of this type along with the amoxicllian that I was on, would there have been a chance that I was glutened? I did not feel too bad the day after the surgery, but the next few days I was miserable, very distended, I looked like I and felt like I was seven months pregnant, very tired, and depressed, this lasted for the most part three or so days.

I am starting to feel better into the second week of post-surgery, but I feel like I and my clothes are telling me that I have gained about 4/5 pounds. If this is from being glutened, how long would it take to recover and to have the pounds start to come off?

Please let me know what you think about having dental surgery and the safety of the kinds of meds that are used when going for dental work.

Thanks for your help and input, as always it is much appreciated,

Susie

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Hi sandpiper! I am from the STL area also! I hear you about the bloating and weight gain! I would actually have to change my pants at the end of the day becasue I would be so bloated! Once I eliminated gluten that problem disappeared. Now when I get glutenated and bloated it takes a few days for my belly to go down. I drink lots and lots of water and I try to work up a good sweat by walking around my hilly subdivision. As far as the surgery, were all the meds confirmed gluten free before you took them? Perhaps the meds you were given had gluten.

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Hi to all,

I have to apologize if this is not the correct area to place this question, and I did try to post it earlier this week, but have not had any responses.

I had some dental work done a couple of weeks ago, and the surgery required that I had a general to pull this abcessed tooth, which I before hand was using the amoxicllian medicine to help with the infection. At the time of the surgery, the doctor also gave me a pain injection along with some other medicines which I am not sure of the type that they used.

My question is when having a surgery of this type along with the amoxicllian that I was on, would there have been a chance that I was glutened? I did not feel too bad the day after the surgery, but the next few days I was miserable, very distended, I looked like I and felt like I was seven months pregnant, very tired, and depressed, this lasted for the most part three or so days.

I am starting to feel better into the second week of post-surgery, but I feel like I and my clothes are telling me that I have gained about 4/5 pounds. If this is from being glutened, how long would it take to recover and to have the pounds start to come off?

Please let me know what you think about having dental surgery and the safety of the kinds of meds that are used when going for dental work.

Thanks for your help and input, as always it is much appreciated,

Susie

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Hi to all,

I have to apologize if this is not the correct area to place this question, and I did try to post it earlier this week, but have not had any responses.

I had some dental work done a couple of weeks ago, and the surgery required that I had a general to pull this abcessed tooth, which I before hand was using the amoxicllian medicine to help with the infection. At the time of the surgery, the doctor also gave me a pain injection along with some other medicines which I am not sure of the type that they used.

My question is when having a surgery of this type along with the amoxicllian that I was on, would there have been a chance that I was glutened? I did not feel too bad the day after the surgery, but the next few days I was miserable, very distended, I looked like I and felt like I was seven months pregnant, very tired, and depressed, this lasted for the most part three or so days.

I am starting to feel better into the second week of post-surgery, but I feel like I and my clothes are telling me that I have gained about 4/5 pounds. If this is from being glutened, how long would it take to recover and to have the pounds start to come off?

Please let me know what you think about having dental surgery and the safety of the kinds of meds that are used when going for dental work.

Thanks for your help and input, as always it is much appreciated,

Susie

Any meds taken by mouth should be checked on for gluten-free status before they are taken. Most dental products are gluten free......I have checked into this myself because I have had a lot of dental work done. However, without knowing what you were given, that's a guess. You should contact your dentist and find out what was used and check on the meds yourself.

Any injections given would not be a problem as injections bypass the gut so no reaction would take place. You have to ingest something by mouth into your gut for an autoimmune reaction to take place.

My uneducated guess would be that the antibiotic is what messed you up. I am not even referring to it's gluten-free status and have no idea if amoxicillan is gluten-free or not but it's a very powerful antibiotic and will totally wipe out the good bacteria in your gut also. That will definitely give you severe bloating. I cannot take amoxicillan because it's like an atom bomb to my gut...messes me up for days!

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I agree - any medication that you were given should be checked to see if they contained gluten. To add to the antibiotic comment, I've been reading that a disruption in gut flora is pretty highly correlated with celiac. Whenever I have had to take an antibiotic, I always pair it with a probiotic (of course, you need to make sure you are taking a quality one that contains enough strains of live cultures in a significant amount). Lately, I've been taking a probiotic on a daily basis, and have been happy with the results.

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Hi sandpiper! I am from the STL area also! I hear you about the bloating and weight gain! I would actually have to change my pants at the end of the day becasue I would be so bloated! Once I eliminated gluten that problem disappeared. Now when I get glutenated and bloated it takes a few days for my belly to go down. I drink lots and lots of water and I try to work up a good sweat by walking around my hilly subdivision. As far as the surgery, were all the meds confirmed gluten free before you took them? Perhaps the meds you were given had gluten.

Hi Amy,

Thanks for your experience with your symptoms of being glutened, and you are so right about the added assistance with drinking the water and helping it all flush out faster. I really did feel as if I was loaded down with drugs, it not only effected my lower tract but the effect it had on my whole system was pretty scary for a week plus.

Yes, I did actually call the doctors office and inquire about the drugs, and after speaking to one of the nurses, she was not able to give me a 100% accurate affirmation of the drugs not containing any gluten. At the time though, with the tooth causing me such pain and the infection going through my body, I was ready for it to just come out, taking the chance of the meds being unsafe, ( and I did make the call after the surgery), again I just wanted it taken care of.

I agree with some of the others here helping me with their suggestions and input of the amoxicllian maybe being the cause and effect, and trying to replenish the gut being stripped of my good bacteria. I did follow the amoxicillian with some plain good quality yogurt, and things are starting to settle down.

I want to thank all of you here with your help, and great thoughts of how to treat your body, when you have to resort to not the natural approach of helping your body heal, all sound and well put words of help. Thanks again. Hope that you are doing well Amy, and it is good to know that you are so "close" by.

Best to all,

Susie

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I agree about checking with the pharmacy to make sure the Amoxicillin is gluten-free. I found, before my DX for celiac and after I had been dx'ed with Rheumatoid arthritis with high lupus numbers that antibiotics would trigger flares without fail. Funny, the National Lupus Foundation states that while there is no causative link between lupus and antibiotics there does seem to be a relationship to the use of antibiotics and lupus flares. Might this be something to consider as well. I have had many strange episodes with dental work, antibiotics and my overall health prior to my celiac dx.

Chuck

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