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   Posted 3/21/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone: I was suffering from tooth pain and then got a sore on the gum and thought it was another abscess. Finally went to a local doc here and she said it was an aphthous ulcer. I had one awhile back on the roof of my mouth also. They are extremely sore but do go away in a couple weeks with salt water rinses, etc. I was just wondering if anyone here had them, doc said they were normally from a virus. Would Lyme Disease cause mouth ulcers?? Thanks~  Dowa

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   Posted 3/21/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Dowa, how long you have lyme.
my dad has for over 35 yrs and smokes and had ulcers in his mouth and they turned out to be cancer but the dentist recognized it so I don't think it same thing but i think you can get ulcers from candida maybe?

I am doing nyastatin that is lke peptobysmal color and taste. you swish in mouth 4x a day and swallow.

but I never had ulcers or even white coating on tongue but I came up very high in two types of candida in stool test.
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   Posted 3/21/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Heck!! I learned something new today!!!! :)
I have always known them only as canker sores. I have had them throughout my life. I now attribute them to the Chronic/Acute EBV infection that I live with.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyme causes canker sores. I hear it is a very common symptom, when your immune system is knocked down you can get them. It is a Lyme thing

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   Posted 3/22/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Many things cause 'canker sores'. Just go to Google Scholar and type in " Epstein-Barr Virus, canker sores".
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.

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   Posted 5/19/2015 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
so I started with a throat infection in August, which went to laryngitis and then had trouble swallowing bc of esophagitis which then went to glossitis and burning tongue syndrome and mouth ulcers on a regular basis. had 2 courses of prednisone for ulcers... dr said it was viral. prednisone made everything worse- side effects were horrible... Know that prednisone feeds spirochetes but was out of options. then I injured my back... tried decompression therapy which made things worse.. so ended up having an epidural. have been having tons of lymes symptoms... changed my diet to blood type diet and trying to detox with wormwood and oregano oil. have been off the wormwood for about 9 days and I start it again in a couple days. I think I am definitely having a herxheimers as it has brought on all sorts of new symptoms. I have also had a vasculitis when I am outside in the sun and walking or exercising. they are attributing that to the gabapentin I am on for back pain and sciatica. It is not a typical bulls eye but a flat rash on the inner aspects of my calves that fades in about 3 days. I have cheated on the diet the last 3 days and I can tell as I feel worse. Any body have a swollen tongue ( doesn't look like it ) but feels really swollen and is aggravated by sugar or chips, etc....??

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   Posted 5/19/2015 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to get them quite often but haven't noticed any in awhile. Must of been Lyme cause I don't recall any since treatment.
Took me 15 yrs to get diagnosed. back on anx after a 31/2 month break. Rifampin 600 mg, zithromax 1000mg pulsed, tindamax 2000 mg 3 days a month. Also lactoferrin and xylitol for a week. Feeling much better than a year ago. Herxing like heck with Rifampin.

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   Posted 5/20/2015 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lucy!

Prednisone is prescribed as a wonder drug by our western medicin. It seems that for us Lyme patients, it's often the trigger that will make our health situation suddenly worse. It will lower our immunity even more, to great delight of the bacteria.
It happened to me too.

You could try L-Lysine for you mouth ulcers. I had a flare not long age, and someone on the forum adviced me to try L-Lysine (3000mg/day): worked like a charm.

Sugar also makes my symptoms worse, almost instantly. Whenever I'm craving sugar, I eat something prepared with stevia, sometimes I start eating dried mulberries.

Many of us have difficulties with their tongue, it's not exceptional: it feels swollen, doesn't move well, makes speaking difficult. If it's directly caused by consuming sugar, I would try to avoid it as much as possible.

You feel as if you're herxing. Are you doing anything to detox?
I see this is your second post on the forum (welcome!): have you read through the 'New to Lyme?... Start here!' Thread on top of the
Lyme Disease section? It contains a lot of useful information, including a whole list on detox methods.

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Started treatment August 2012: 15 months of abx, followed by a modified Cowden Protocol since December 2013, now using the Chronic Tonic. On LDN for pain.

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