Hey everyone! I am in tears as I write this because I am STILL having problems with my mouth. :( I have tried mouthwash 1/2 and water 1/2.....burns too bad and seems to irritate more than anything. It gets better, like 99% but then something I eat will irritate it again. It's more the lining of my cheeks and lips than my gums. I do have a couple of sore spots in my gums by the corner bottom teeth that stick out more than the others...i don't know dentistry so don't know what they are called....but I've been told that I don't brush there properly. That was YEARS ago. Since then I have tried to make sure I show those places special attention. I know that salt or salty food irritates my mouth more but I don't eat a lot of salt! I steer clear of them. Ketchup can burn a bit if I eat some...at least right now while they are kind of puffy and inflamed again. There is NO redness that I can see. I was at an appt. yesterday and my mouth got dry and kind of "waxy" (not sure how else to describe it)....and I had a hard time talking. Was making me kind of anxious. I had a 2nd mint and then in a bit I realized it was gone! It comes and goes and my mouth gets better and then something messes it up again. My nasal passages also seem to feel "odd".....I have a lot of allergies and my nose constantly runs and has done that for years.
Now I am getting scared and I have NO dental ins. whatsoever!! I am on disability for cancer and open-heart surgery among other things so all I have is Medicare. I cannot afford to go to one because of my limited income. I have rinsed my mouth with 1/2 peroxide, 1/2 water...doesn't seem to do anything. I have taken a cotton swab and applied peroxide around in my mouth and on my gums.....I'm totally at a loss. This has been going on since summer when I first ate those SF popsicles. I'm not eating any sweetener today to see if I have become allergic to that. This is driving me mad and I have enough health problems already and personal things to deal with. I was all alone on Thanksgiving due to an argument with my half-sister and I have no one else around here except her and my birth mother that I do NOT get along with because she is a very damaged person and can be very cruel. MY MOM was NOT like that! I lost her in 1983, my Dad as well, 5 months later. I am going to be alone for CHRISTmas as well.
I am just really scared about my mouth. I have a dr. appt. on Jan. 9th. I have looked up everything I can look up and I cannot find anything that fits my symptoms! It's all about "gum" disease but this is the lining of my mouth and lips mostly. No bleeding at all.
Thanks for letting me talk. I have NO ONE to talk to except a couple of very good friends I met on FB....wonderful ladies but it's not talking....it's typing. I love them dearly and thank God for them. I'm tired of having to deal with everything alone and being scared. I told my therapist yesterday that I really want to tell my dr. that he has NO idea of all of the DAILY things I go thru. Things I have to deal with that I've never even told him about bcs I have SO many problems already that he has to try to take care of when I go. As I'm sure you can tell, I also have depression. That's neither here nor there with this mouth issue!
God bless you all and Merry CHRISTmas to you!!