Autoimmune hepititis / tooth decay / needing extractions

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I am very worried having lost half of front tooth last night as have auto hep and other autoimmune diseases I'm 59 female on azathrioprine 75 mg steriods 5 mg having had auto hep for 9 years I went to dentist this morning he won't do anything until I contact my liver specialist due to the blood clotting issue I'm terrified of dentists haven't been for approx 9 years he is saying I can either have bridge or implant I'm so scared of having anything done to be honest as I just don't fare well at dentists having had bad experiences in past at mo my imflamation level in my body is rising I also suffer from post viral fatigue syndrome so don't have much energy at all I'm very interested in other ppls take on it

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    Hi are you taking calcium tablets with your steroids ? It's part of the course to take them with steroids, it wasn't when I was taking them but years later I had brittle teeth and under threat of having a full shoulder replacement. You shouldn't be taking them long term anyway and 75mg is a large dose to taking ??? Doubt azaphiapine is causing your problem I assume you have regular bloods done ?

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      Hi jon I'm taking calcachew tabs calcium only just started only very recently . My steriods are 5 mg which I've been taking for over year an my azathrioprine is 75 mg 

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      Yes have bloods done every 6 weeks 

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