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Please Share What to Avoid At Dentist

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by GypsyA, May 29, 2015.

  1. GypsyA

    GypsyA

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    I have the following mutations/issues. Can you please share with me what I need to avoid, be careful of when having dental work done? I'm going to have the amalgams removed (biological dentist), and there will be at least one crown put on.

    Thanks for your help!! I'm worried about becoming more unwell, so I figured I'd ask...I remember there are certain things that are to be avoided with specific mutations, but I can't recall what they are and what mutations to look at for issues at the dentist.

    Love,

    Wendi
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Most of us need to avoid any anesthetics that contain epinephrine. I ask for carbocaine.

    Best wishes with this!
    Sushi
     
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  3. Kina

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    I agree with Sushi -- I had to get a filling replaced and the anesthetic caused my heart rate to increase and I felt like I was going to panic. I talked to my dentist and she agreed the the epinephrine based anesthetic was wrong for me.
     
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  4. SDSue

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    I didn’t know that. Over ten years ago, (when my ME was mild but I didn’t know it yet) I had a reaction to some sort of power injection of lidocaine with epinephrine - tachy, tremors, sweating, etc. (I’ve had the same response to epi for anaphylaxis, but it’s been in hospital settings)

    Never again at the dentist.
     
  5. GypsyA

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    Great to know!!! Thanks so much! If anyone else knows of other things I should be careful of, please share. We can all learn. :)

    Thanks!

    Love,

    Wendi
     
  6. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Even my dermatologist respects my request for lidocaine without epinephrine. He asked why and I said it affects my autonomic nervous system. He said, well, we don't want that!
     
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  7. Effi

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    Hi @GypsyA
    I had a local anaesthetic at the dentist for a simple procedure a couple of months ago and I felt a lot worse for about two weeks after that.

    I read about epinephrine being the culprit but as I didn't ask my dentist what exactly was in the anaesthetic I am not sure what caused it.

    Good luck!
     
  8. GypsyA

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    I'm definitely staying away from the epinephrine after everything shared, so far. My heart is already having issues...actually skipping/stopping for one beat (electrical issues?). So, I don't need anymore potential challenges. Thanks!
     
  9. Gondwanaland

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    +/+COMT generally benefits from magnesium supplementation.
     
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  10. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    And as discussed exhaustively, CBS C699T is a non-issue. :lol:

    I wish Yasko would change this one, it makes everyone concerned. :(

    -J
     
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  11. GypsyA

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    Hi Jaime,

    I didn't see anyone mention CBS C699T. Are you saying that's the one connected with the epinephrine?
     
  12. JaimeS

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    No, I mean I noticed it in your list of homozygous ++ results in your signature thingie. :)

    -J
     
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  13. JaimeS

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    @GypsyA , thanks so much for starting this discussion! My mom just came back from the dentist dizzy and shaky with heart palps. She has some kind of chronic fatiguing... thing as well (it's not as characteristically ME as my ME?). Anyway, I wouldn't have known about the epi without this thread. <3

    -J
     
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  14. GypsyA

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    @JaimeS Sorry your mom had that issue, but good to know what caused it.
     
  15. jason30

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    What about the fillings, I have heard that composite is recommended. Any advice / experiences on fillings?
     

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