Red bumpy cracked dry tongue

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bosnianboy12
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   Posted 4/18/2012 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys. So since I've been flaring up my tongue has been extremely painful! It's red, has bumps all over it. Crack down the middle. It hurts! It's very sensitive to certain foods. It's weird and I do not enjoy it. I'm not dehydrated because I drink a lot of liquids and get plenty of food. Any ideas as to what it can be? Thanks guys
21 year old student at Kent State University.
Diagnosed in 2003 at the age of 13 with UC or Crohn's. Diagnosis changed to Crohn's Colitis 2/8/2011. Again changed to UC 9/8/2011
Had a few remicade infusions. saved my colon. Ineffective now.
LDN started 5/25/2011. Stopped 9/8/2011.


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Old Hat
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   Posted 4/18/2012 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like "geographic tongue". You can Google it for further info-- has a variety of causes, most of which are not serious threats. It beset me a few yrs ago, but I got rid of it pretty quickly, TG. At the time I checked it out with my dentist. / Old Hat (31 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

blueclassring
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   Posted 4/19/2012 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that wreckage of our diseased bodies gets worse and worse. I hope you find relief, bosnianboy
I am a Pharmacist, graduate Midwestern University 2009.

Meds Asacol 3200 mg, VSL #3 4 packs/day, Vitamin D 10000 IU, Mg, Multivitamin, Slippery Elm Powder, Psyllium Seed, and 4.5 mg Transdermal LDN

Red_34
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   Posted 4/19/2012 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
A red cracked tongue (fissured tongue) can be a sign of a few things; Sjogren's, diabetes, folic acid deficiency, thrush....if it persists, you should see your doctor to find out what is causing it.
SHERRY
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

bosnianboy12
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   Posted 4/19/2012 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it might be a side effect of all of the medicine that I have been on. I have a doctors appointment on Tuesday so I'll make sure to show my GI. I showed it to the doctors while I was admitted to the hospital but they just said oh don't worry that's nothing. However he didn't really look at it at all.
21 year old student at Kent State University.
Diagnosed in 2003 at the age of 13 with UC or Crohn's. Diagnosis changed to Crohn's Colitis 2/8/2011. Again changed to UC 9/8/2011
Had a few remicade infusions. saved my colon. Ineffective now.
LDN started 5/25/2011. Stopped 9/8/2011.


http://www.facebook.com/ihadzovic

ColitisMastery
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Total Posts : 188
   Posted 4/19/2012 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
What foods bother your tongue? This might be a free opportunity to figure out what foods fires off your immune system in your GI tract. I know bananas give me horrible mouth cankers and they bother my guts.

Could even be a gluten sensitivity making a show... Have you tried gluten free? Switch to a rice based diet, don't swtich to a bean and peanut butter diet like I've seen some celiacs do... Would wreck havoc in a colitis person :P
Diagnosed at age 12 with ulcerative colitis in 2002. 21 years old with recent gallbladder surgery!.
Current daily meds
5-ASA
Vitamin D 6000 ui
Calcium 600 mg Magnesium 300 mg
1 packet of VSL #3
Vitamin B12 1000 mcg once a week
Raw cabbage apple juice daily :)
Avoids: Eggs, gluten/wheat, aspartame, sucralose, food colouring and larges amounts of meats

OhCr@p!
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   Posted 4/20/2012 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Have the drs. checked your vitamin B-12 levels? I know when mine get low, and when I'm close to being due for a shot (I get monthly injections) that I notice my tongue getting inflmaed, red, splotchy, etc. If you haven't had b-12 checked, you should do so.
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