MightyMouse Posted July 17, 2008 Report Share Posted July 17, 2008 Okay, pardon me while I have a really bad moment (newbies, sorry...I'm usually more of "Suzie Sunshine", but I today I may come across as "Polly Pit-of-Doom").I've been feeling awful all week, super symptomatic with limited standing-up time... and thinking "I have a sinus infection." But, I realized today that I actually have multiple canker sores--on my throat, soft palate, tonsil and back of the roof of my mouth and under the side of my tongue...all on my right side. What the **bleep**? Can't my body do ANYTHING NORMAL?? I can't decide whether to scream (okay that would hurt my mouth) or just crawl in my bed, pull the blankets up over me and not get out for a long, long time... next week sounds about right.I changed toothpaste a few days before this all started--which isn't coincidental. Apparently certain toothpaste ingredients can cause canker sores in sensitive folks. Nice. (that's me being sarcastic). I'll be using baking soda for a while b/c this just really is awful. I have swollen lymph nodes on that side too--and feel like I have an ear infection, but I don't. I feel like I usually do when I have a fever, but I don't. My body ached like I have the flu...but I don't have that either. Now I really have empathy for my sister, who used to get these stupid sores in her mouth all the time. From what I was able to find, canker sores can involve autoimmune stuff too, so I guess that's why my nodes hurt so much along my jaw.I'm not sleeping because of the pain. I've been attending an all week at a mandatory training for my incoming staff for the next school year and I had to teach at my college position 2 nights this week too... I kept thinking, "wow, this is harder than usual, I must be out of my work routine", but each day was getting worse...and I'm now running on fumes. Teri's on the other side of the country until next week and I don't want her to know how bad it is or she'll try to come home and mess up her new promotion (as of 7/1).I am completely overwhelmed at the thought of going to work again tomorrow that I'm starting to cry as I write this...but I don't want to cry b/c it will make my ear and throat hurt more. I'm so frustrated and exhausted. I know I'm usually fortunate enough to have the ability to push through, but I don't know if my body can do it this time. I'm cranky. I'm in pain. My autonomic stuff is making this so much harder--I'm too tired and shaky to make a meal for myself and have lived on cereal for several days now. I suppose if I were normal, I'd probably just feel a bit icky but able to cope, but this stupid thing has me on the edge of the cliff.There are many new members I've yet to say hello to, as well as many threads and posts I've altogether missed. Know that I'll read all at some point, even if I don't post.Nina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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