Since my hysterectomy in Nov, I have had horrible pain on the left side of my tongue and back of throat/soft palate. It makes it difficult to talk, chew, and swallow. It hurts off and on and is worse the dryer my mouth is. Some call this "burning mouth syndrome", but that is so vague. WTH is it, and why do we have it?? I am not getting enough calories in because it hurts to eat.
Also, the burning changes my tastebuds. I know that I have yeast as well, and am taking Nystatin for it. My parotid glands are also very swollen, and have been for a week. The entire underneath of my chin hurts too, and I suspect that is from swollen glands. I have this gaggy feeling I can't get rid of.
Can anyone commiserate? Any suggestions on how to end this misery? My appointment with the rheumatologist on Tuesday can't come soon enough!
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and words of advice. They are much appreciated!