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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-04-29 04:29:25 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] Teeth my wits end
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It sounds like it is pain related and you could try pain meds. Also you
might try pred if you havent since it reduces inflammation and may help him
put on some weight. When they explored him did the check the stomach for
ulcers, check the intestines, biopsy any of the intestinal tract? If he is
on Lupron, what did they do about the adrenal glands, was there evidence of
a problem and did they remove anything? Just some suggestions. He could
have inflammatory bowel disease and if not biopsied you would never know.
Pred may help if this is what it is. Best of luck and hope this helps.

Dr. Sue

>From: Amy Robbin <>
>Subject: [ferrethealth] Teeth my wits end
>Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 14:22:29 -0400
>I have an 8+ year old MF male. He's in mediocre health. He's been
>grinding his teeth off an on probably for a year now. Has been treated
>for ulcers on numerous occasions. Relief would be only for a few days. On
>the long term I put him on Pepcid AC that brought limited relief. He's
>had ex-rays, blood tests, and recently exploratory surgery (nothing
>abnormal found). Also had his teeth cleaned because they were clearly
>bothering him.
>For a week on Pepto and Amoxi he did very well, no diarrhea or tooth
>grinding. Now the tooth grinding is back.
>I've tried:
>Pepto Bismol
>Pepcid AC
>Bland diet
>Ferret "Probiotics"
>He's had x-rays
>exploratory surgery
>On his second dose of Lupron (3 month doses)
>Any suggestions, his appetite is down when he is griding his teeth. Anyone
>have any other suggestions?
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