Posted 7/26/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)
yes, unfortunately mouth sores are a symptom of lupus, I suffer with them too. There are several things you can do but in my experience the Rx's work better than the others. My rheumy gave me 3 rx's, one is a paste that works well for those on the cheeks, a "magic mouthwash" that is good for on the tongue, gum line, roof of the mouth, etc and Folic acid tabs. The mouthwash has 3 ingredients that the pharmacist will mix for you. I take 3mg of Folic acid a day and that seems to keep them away not unless I am heading for a flare.

I hope this helps and that you get some relief soon! Take care

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DX: Hashimoto's 1999, Celiac Disease (AKA: gluten sensitivity) 2003, Raynaud's 2004, Lupus 2005 and Sjogrens 2006
Meds: Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Magnesium Citrate and magic mouthwash (as needed for mouthsores)

Posted 7/27/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -7)
I use Gly-Oxide for mine. You can get it OTC and it works well for me although a lot of people here swear by the Magic Mouthwash although I always forget to ask my doc about it. I do agree with Stacie though about the folic acid. Ever since I started taking that, my mouth sores haven't flared up as much.

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Posted 7/27/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)
That's good to know about the folic acid - I'll have to look into that. I have nouth sores a lot and ulcers on my tongue too. I have the paste and the magic mouth rinse and I like the magic rinse the best. deevee, I hope you find something that works well for you and it's worth asking about the prescript ion mouth rinse. Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985 Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops   Clickable:   LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES . Please allow HealingWell to continue helping others by donating:   Co-Moderator: Lupus and CFS Forums

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