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Abscess - root canal - Shingles - Type 1 Diabetes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 24, 2008
  • 11:58 AM

Hi here is a strange and unfortunate storey for you.

I developed an abscess on my gum so attended the dentist who told me it was infected due to one of my teeth whic was now 'dead' and i required a root canal treatment.

After a course of antibiotics my root canal treatment was completed. After a week or so the infection/abscess returned with a vengance and the dentist informed me the root canal was not sucessful and tried again.

The second time was also unsucessful so the tooth was extracted as the infection on the x-ray was bigger.

a few weeks later i developed shingles which my doctor informed me was due to the infection lowering my immune system and triggering shingles. within six months of that, i have now been diagnosed with diabetes type 1 and will be insulin dependant for the rest of my life.

anyone have any feed back on this? contact me on g.layland@gmail.com

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