Reflux = canker sores? Is that crazy?

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   Posted 10/12/2012 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
So I think I've been noticing a connection between my GERD flare-ups and getting canker sores. I cut cinnamon out of my diet a few years ago because I realized it was giving me canker sores. However, I wonder if the cinnamon was actually irritating my esophagus/LES, which was causing me to reflux. Is it possible that reflux is getting into my mouth and back of my throat at night and causing the soars? Anyone else experience this, or am I just making crazy connections?

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   Posted 10/13/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read that  there may be an association of canker sores with Helicobacter pylori, the same bacteria that cause peptic ulcers. It makes sense to me that reflux of acid could contribute to canker sores.  I am prone to canker sores however I have been since I was in grade school and I did not have GERD then.
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