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susanep

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A bit worried
« on: November 08, 2019, 04:06:40 PM »
Today I went for my 6 month visit to my Rheumatologist. I showed him the ulcer on the side of my tongue. He wants me to see an oral surgeon to have a biopsy done to make sure it's not cancer. He said it's common with Lupus and other Autoimmune disorders to have mouth ulcers, but they are usually gone before 2 months which is how long mine has lasted.

He did some blood work, and told me to come back in 3 months unless I get to feeling much better, then in that case 4 or 5 months. During flares I have had ulcers, but not this long without leaving. I ask him if he would call me in some miracle mouth wash, and he said he would, but didn't think it would do me any good. I guess I felt uncertainty in his voice. Maybe it's just me, because I didn't sleep well last  night, but do look forward to it tonight.

I could use some prayers if anyone has some to spare.
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Re: A bit worried
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 05:09:24 PM »
Hi Susan,

Feeling for you! I often get ulcers too. My best treatment so far is to suck on a zinc lozenge (also containing vit. C) so it will be absorbed by the mucous membrane in the mouth. Another cheap option is to leave toothbrush overnight in a cup with water & 1 or 2 drops of tee trea oil.

Hope the biopsy comes back negative.

You're in my prayers!
God bless!
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Re: A bit worried
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 07:48:52 PM »
Thank you Maria,
I have always had various mouth ulcers too. Usually no later than a month, but more like 2 weeks they would go away. This one may have been here up to 3 months I can't remember exactly with all that went on when I broke my wrist. I did ask for some miracle mouth wash so he is calling that in, but he said he didn't think it would help.

I have got to get some zinc, because I also think it works for things especially as cold with flu start going around.

susanep :)
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Re: A bit worried
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 11:43:48 AM »
Oh, this would be concerning, you will be in my thoughts!
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Re: A bit worried
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 02:11:59 PM »
Thank you SjoGirl. :)
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