Patient Comments: Gum Problems - Hormonal Changes

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Did hormonal changes cause bleeding gums or other dental problems? Please share your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: ignatz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I find these comments on lupus helpful so I'll add my own. I wasn't diagnosed for several years but I knew something wasn't right since I was always tired and unmotivated. Finally my general physician tested me for autoimmune (immunoglobulin) disease and I was diagnosed with SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). That was 5 years ago. Treatment is Plaquenil, but not sure it has helped. It hasn't hurt though. Prednisone helps and I've been taking daily 5 mg prednisone for 2 years now. Recently started Benlysta and I think (hope) I'm seeing improvements from it.

Comment from: Kisa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I am trying to reduce my HRT (hormone replacement therapy) intake, however I'm finding it very difficult because my gums have started to ache, keeping me awake most of the night. The nights I take my HRT pill, my gums are not sore.

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