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My "hypochondria" was right!

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I went to the dentist today and got told i have gum disease. I've known this for ages yet everyone said i'm a hypochondriac. Now that my feelings are validated i can finally relax! Once i get a cleaning and take good care of my teeth from now til i'm dead it'll go away! I've never been this happy in my life. I feel so weird for being happy after being told i have a disease lol
 
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for me if i have a concern i always go to someone before saying what i feel i might have just so i can say i went to the doctor or whoever he/she said i have x take that :cool:

hows the gums now better ?
 
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for me if i have a concern i always go to someone before saying what i feel i might have just so i can say i went to the doctor or whoever he/she said i have x take that :cool:

hows the gums now better ?
I felt like a god proving people wrong today but my bragging period is over. The true Depression of it all has set in.

They won't be better for a while but if i'm doing things right they'll be back to normal in a couple months. I'm stupid and wasn't brushing right so plaque stayed on my teeth. All those years of binge eating and depression didn't only make me fat whew. News headline; eating gave me gum disease.
 
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I felt like a god proving people wrong today but my bragging period is over. The true Depression of it all has set in.

They won't be better for a while but if i'm doing things right they'll be back to normal in a couple months. I'm stupid and wasn't brushing right so plaque stayed on my teeth. All those years of binge eating and depression didn't only make me fat whew. News headline; eating gave me gum disease.
man shit i can relate plus also not assuming. But if you are on anti depressents you have increased appetite for me it was the case. Also same i was not brushing in my dark stages its best not to be hard on yourself even if you reduce it by 10 percent its improvement build on that soon it won't matter i hope lol anyway thats how i try get my self to be less harsh but i still struggle with it.

much love
 
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man shit i can relate plus also not assuming. But if you are on anti depressents you have increased appetite for me it was the case. Also same i was not brushing in my dark stages its best not to be hard on yourself even if you reduce it by 10 percent its improvement build on that soon it won't matter i hope lol anyway thats how i try get my self to be less harsh but i still struggle with it.

much love
My appetite actually went on meds. Felt like shit. I wanted to eat yet my stomach just wasn't having it and i'd vomit my food up. Prozac is horrible to be fair. Were you on zoloft?

When i was a kid i hated brushing my teeth and never went to the dentist so i was fucked. I've early tooth decay on a lot of my teeth so i got em right in time. No cavities for me!
I also have a few gaps in my teeth now from gum recession that bother me a lot but i'll always have my sob story so people don't judge me too harshly for being gappy.

I nearly murdered myself when i realized i had it. I was so upset with myself lmao.
I'd sit thinking i'm such of a lazy greedy pathetic pig that i literally gave myself a disease. That not even my gums want to be near me. Trying not to think so badly of myself now but oooo knowing i'm me leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

thanks dude^^
I talk too much!
 
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My appetite actually went on meds. Felt like shit. I wanted to eat yet my stomach just wasn't having it and i'd vomit my food up. Prozac is horrible to be fair. Were you on zoloft?

When i was a kid i hated brushing my teeth and never went to the dentist so i was fucked. I've early tooth decay on a lot of my teeth so i got em right in time. No cavities for me!
I also have a few gaps in my teeth now from gum recession that bother me a lot but i'll always have my sob story so people don't judge me too harshly for being gappy.

I nearly murdered myself when i realized i had it. I was so upset with myself lmao.
I'd sit thinking i'm such of a lazy greedy pathetic pig that i literally gave myself a disease. That not even my gums want to be near me. Trying not to think so badly of myself now but oooo knowing i'm me leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

thanks dude^^
I talk too much!
i was on sertraline then citalopram max dosages i completely cut that shit out anti depressents are not needed for depression and anxiety try occupational therapy worked wonders for me even though i looked at OT as menial but is the best for me imo

also you cant blame yourself i am sure it will be fine gun disease right ? just gotta floss and shit right ?
 
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People often also get gum disease as they age regardless. Youre not being a hypochondriac...there are very clear signs that indicate gum disease. Its not in the head.
 
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This is one of my regrets, and the one thing I would nag parents about. In general I have no idea how people should bring up children, but this one I think is a no-brainer - kids, take care of your teeth!

Once they start going wrong problems just begat more problems. Two things I wish had existed when I was younger - interdental brushes and the internet as a source of music.

Loads of meds cause dry mouth, of course, which really doesn't help matters.
 
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I find those brushes way more useable than floss...horribly expensive though.

This is the thing, see, bad teeth or gums means your gums recede or you lose bone, then the gaps between teeth get bigger and so you get more stuff stuck in there, and then you get more gum disease or decay...and you get fillings and then get hidden decay under the fillings so need still more fillings...It seems kind of self-perpetuating. And it only takes one period of depression when you stop taking care of things and suddenly you need multiple fillings.

...and then, if you are me, you start wondering if that huge quantity of toxic metal embedded in all your molars might actually be the cause of your inexplicable ever-worsening health problems...that's just me, though, I shouldn't spread anxiety, there's no good scientific evidence for it other than, in my case, that, looking back, every single new symptom seemed to come on immediately after dental work. Hmmm, probably a bad idea to even mention that. It's an idea mostly promoted by cranks, and, yet, as I don't know what _is_ the source of, for example, my permenently sore and burning mouth, tongue, nasal passages, and sinuses and lips and throat, I can't help but speculate about everything.
 
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i was on sertraline then citalopram max dosages i completely cut that shit out anti depressents are not needed for depression and anxiety try occupational therapy worked wonders for me even though i looked at OT as menial but is the best for me imo

also you cant blame yourself i am sure it will be fine gun disease right ? just gotta floss and shit right ?
I think i'd like to try other meds. Probably not steraline. I've heard bad things about it multiple times. Wish i could get me some therapy!

It'll be fine. If i don't fuck up somehow it'll be gone soon enough. I've only the start i think so gingivitis which is easy fix!
 
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People often also get gum disease as they age regardless. Youre not being a hypochondriac...there are very clear signs that indicate gum disease. Its not in the head.
Exactly but everyone told me it was nothing so it confused me. I'm not even in my twenties yet so i feel a bit bad for having it but a lot of people my age have it too apparently. (I put the wrong dob in my profile sowwy mods)
 
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I find those brushes way more useable than floss...horribly expensive though.

This is the thing, see, bad teeth or gums means your gums recede or you lose bone, then the gaps between teeth get bigger and so you get more stuff stuck in there, and then you get more gum disease or decay...and you get fillings and then get hidden decay under the fillings so need still more fillings...It seems kind of self-perpetuating. And it only takes one period of depression when you stop taking care of things and suddenly you need multiple fillings.

...and then, if you are me, you start wondering if that huge quantity of toxic metal embedded in all your molars might actually be the cause of your inexplicable ever-worsening health problems...that's just me, though, I shouldn't spread anxiety, there's no good scientific evidence for it other than, in my case, that, looking back, every single new symptom seemed to come on immediately after dental work. Hmmm, probably a bad idea to even mention that. It's an idea mostly promoted by cranks, and, yet, as I don't know what _is_ the source of, for example, my permenently sore and burning mouth, tongue, nasal passages, and sinuses and lips and throat, I can't help but speculate about everything.
Yea.. well i'm fine. I don't need to be reminded my gum could get worse. I already feel horrible enough:) Thanks...

I've known people who've had multiple metal fillings and never had any issues through their whole life. Fear mongering helps no one. Even if it's not intended people will see others spout "their truth" and believe it themselves. Passing the fear onto others. I'm sorry you have to go through that but there could be a million and one other reasons for causing what you have. Try go to the ear, nose and throat doctor if you haven't already.
 
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Yea.. well i'm fine. I don't need to be reminded my gum could get worse. I already feel horrible enough:) Thanks...

I've known people who've had multiple metal fillings and never had any issues through their whole life. Fear mongering helps no one. Even if it's not intended people will see others spout "their truth" and believe it themselves. Passing the fear onto others. I'm sorry you have to go through that but there could be a million and one other reasons for causing what you have. Try go to the ear, nose and throat doctor if you haven't already.

Yeah, I don't mean to get into that, I do take the point about spreading fears. But it just plays on my mind, and unless I can find a real reason it will continue to do so. The upper-airway symptoms are just one part of it - these symptoms have been accumulating for decades.

I went to the ENT specialist years ago, not long after the relevant problems began - they looked up my nose, said it was inflamed but wasn't cancer, and discharged me. I am now on the waiting list to see one again, but it's a 6 month waiting list for a first appointment.

The fact is after all this time I don't have much confidence or faith in doctors.
 
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Yeah, I don't mean to get into that, I do take the point about spreading fears. But it just plays on my mind, and unless I can find a real reason it will continue to do so. The upper-airway symptoms are just one part of it - these symptoms have been accumulating for decades.

I went to the ENT specialist years ago, not long after the relevant problems began - they looked up my nose, said it was inflamed but wasn't cancer, and discharged me. I am now on the waiting list to see one again, but it's a 6 month waiting list for a first appointment.

The fact is after all this time I don't have much confidence or faith in doctors.
Neither do i really. I've this strange thing where my face swells and gets extremely sore but doctors had no clue what is wrong. I hope you get some answers and possibly some treatment next time!
 
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47 percent of Americans have gum disease. Almost 1 in 2 people.
Shocking.
I had it but regular floss and a couple of bottles of corsodyl sorted it.
 
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