To not want to ignore my own tongue!

(14 Posts)
Waypasttethersend Wed 24-Feb-16 01:11:14

In January I had a root canal and a couple of days later my tongue started hurting. It got so swollen I ended up in A&E (Dr referred) on a nebuliser (asthma affected) and antihistamine drip.

Few days later a trip to the nurse as the roof of my mouth was still itchy and red sores on it. She diagnosed thrush and gave an oral gel.

2 weeks later another trip the the nurse because I now have 3-5 ulcers in various places (one goes another appears). Half my throat is red, red patches along the roof of my mouth and now my tongue and everything constantly itches and hurts! Really hurts. She says it's not thrush gives me steroids for my asthma (2nd lot now) and a mouthwash.

Just realised all the mouthwash does is mask the pain and itching and make my tongue feel like it's someone else's.

AIBU to just want to see a sodding Dr before my tongue drops off. And for you lot to diagnose me? Google says I have mouth cancer, Google ALWAYS says everyone has cancer hmm

BillSykesDog Wed 24-Feb-16 01:36:52

Could it be shingles or some other type of herpes virus? I had that inside my mouth once, it was fucking awful.

FeelingFine89 Wed 24-Feb-16 01:52:05

Omg you poor thing! That sounds horrendous.sad Having an itchy mouth is horrible at the best of times, but where it's constant and it's going down your throat... That sounds particularly bad!
How is it when you eat and drink?

Yes go and see your GP and tell them that nothing relieves your pain and discomfort. Hopefully they will have a proper look and prescribe you something stronger and more effective. And maybe refer you to whatever relevant specialist will be able to help you.

Hope it gets better soon.

Youcantmoancanyou Wed 24-Feb-16 01:54:03

I've been having recurrent mouth ulcers for many many years, have seen the countries' top specialists, all to no avail. Then I saw something online about ibuprofen causing them, which I've taken practically daily for years. I stopped taking them a while ago and have had just one small ulcer since, and that disappeared quickly. Don't know if it'll help but thought it worth passing on.

Waypasttethersend Wed 24-Feb-16 06:35:13

Thank you, I can't get a GP! I asked and asked and just get sent to the nurse again angry Going to have to try again!

No ibuprofen but thank you, eating stings like a bugger at first then kind of numbs it. Drinking anything other than water irritates me.

Bill What was the herpes virus like?

sneepy Wed 24-Feb-16 07:16:12

See the dentist instead. I had bad mouth ulcers and my dentist referred me to the oral care at the hospital. GP useless for this sort of thing.

differentnameforthis Wed 24-Feb-16 07:28:44

Sounds a lot like geographic tongue

BathtimeFunkster Wed 24-Feb-16 07:35:53

Best AIBU title ever.

I think sneepy's suggestion of seeing a dentist is a good one.

A good dentist will be more useful here than a GP. Especially an incurious GP.

BillSykesDog Wed 24-Feb-16 08:48:29

It was bumpy, swollen all over (roof and tongue) really, really painful. It felt like cold sores or chicken pox in the mouth when I ran my tongue against it.

LegoNinjago Wed 24-Feb-16 12:23:23

Swollen tongue and itch in the throat - allergic reaction to root canal materials? Eg latex common offender

LegoNinjago Wed 24-Feb-16 12:24:57

...IS common offender.

roofio87 Wed 24-Feb-16 13:28:53

It sounds like a reaction to me. Are the ulcers healing? I have had tongue cancer, I would say tell them you have an ulcer that hasn't healed in 2 weeks (even if it's not strictly true), that should be enough to see a gp. And if he can't do anything, see if you can be referred. It is most probably not cancer but that should still be ruled out and it should be taken seriously. (Can you tell I feel very strongly about this topic!!) Hope you get better soon.

Waypasttethersend Wed 24-Feb-16 20:22:47

Thanks guys, will book dentist.

Some of the ulcers heal, by the front sides of tongue and roof of mouth remain constant.

GoTheDistance Wed 24-Feb-16 20:30:19

Could it be oral lichen planus? A friend had this and it sounds similar to your symptoms (ie ulcers):
www.nhs.uk/conditions/Lichen-planus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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