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jlupie posted:
Yes I have been diagnosed with lupus since 2010. To make a very long story short I have been suffering from headaches to the point where I have to stop what I am doing because the pain is so bad. I have had these headaches before and I thought they were my lupus headaches and so did my rheumatologist. He increased my prednisone to 40mg which was disappointing because I made it to just taking 2mg. But the headaches did not get any better. After about a month my actual tooth started to hurt and I realized that I had been suffering from an abcessed tooth. I went to my dentist where he put me on 500mg of penicillin 4 times a day to 10 days and I finally was able to have the tooth pulled two days ago. However that same pain on the right side of my head still persists from time to time. Not near as severe but never the less still there. Has the stress of my toothache activated the lupus or do I have another bad tooth????

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