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URGENT help needed - strange mouth symptoms

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  • Posted By: cbass3
  • September 7, 2010
  • 06:11 AM

Please - i am worsening by the second and my life is reaching a point that i don't know how much longer i will be able to endore this.

I need some idea of what is going on.
About 6 weeks ago, i had sudden onset metallic taste in my mouth. I mean severe. I did everything to find out what is going on. Went to the dr. (no clue), dentist (nothing wrong there), then more dr's, more specialists, etc. no one knows.
I have lost a lot of weight over the last 3 years as well.
About 3 weeks ago, i had a sudden gush of mucous down the back of my throat, so they thought i had a sinus infection and began treating accordingly. Not only did a later CT scan determine i was clear of a sinus infection, but the meds they gave me made me super sick. Jump ahead about a week and i was told it may be thrush (minus the white stuff on my tongue) from a strep infection i had taken antibiotics for back in early july. I began the anti-yeast meds, and one after the other, had sudden and horrible allergic reactions to them (3 in total). I then had sudden mouth dryness - out of no-where, it was as if the saliva was sucked out of my mouth and i could barely swallow for 2 days. That suddenly got better, but the next day, burning mouth, nose, eyes, ears. I mean BURNING. Went on for 2 days, only to be exchanged with another symptom - again out of no-where - majorly green tongue. that only lasted a few hours, to be replaced with again dry mouth, very, very loud ringing in the ears (going on 3 days and worsening), and the metallic taste is back.
I've had tons of blood work, seen an ID doc, got a new internist, seen an ENT, you name it. It's all a friggen mystery, but I’m emotionally spent - physically sick, on and off again fevers, and the symptoms come on out of nowhere and fast.
Treatments thus far are the anti-yeast meds (all caused massive itching), now taking a very high zinc supplement (potential tongue nerve damage?), multivitamin and b-complex not working, and i now have mouth PAIN and it feels like, on top of it all, that i have like pulled my tongue (like a pulled muscle).
I suffer from thunderclap headaches on occasion in the middle of the night (google it - it's horrible) and trigeminal neuralgia (i'm told totally unrelated). I also have anxiety, but never has that caused physical complications except minor heart palpitations when nervous. i find it extremely bizarre that any of this is related to anxiety, although the symptoms have made it that much harder to bare.
And did i mention the sudden onset allergies - like out of nowhere, i can't take medicines.
Please, please help me. I really don't know how much longer i can deal with this. Everything is so severe, and I my relationship, my children, my work - everything is suffering. sleep is very difficult, food is horrible, and I feel very, very alone.....

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  • I had a root canal in May and a few days after started havinb severe burning in my mouth to the point I couldn't stand for my tongue to touch the roof of my mouth. Went back to the dentist, endodontist and oral surgeon who all said they couldn't find the problem. I was given an oral anti fungal mouthwash that seemed to help for awhile. In August, I had another crown and am now having the same symptoms. I am about at the end of my rope. I can certainly sympathize with you. Please - i am worsening by the second and my life is reaching a point that i don't know how much longer i will be able to endore this.I need some idea of what is going on.About 6 weeks ago, i had sudden onset metallic taste in my mouth. I mean severe. I did everything to find out what is going on. Went to the dr. (no clue), dentist (nothing wrong there), then more dr's, more specialists, etc. no one knows.I have lost a lot of weight over the last 3 years as well.About 3 weeks ago, i had a sudden gush of mucous down the back of my throat, so they thought i had a sinus infection and began treating accordingly. Not only did a later CT scan determine i was clear of a sinus infection, but the meds they gave me made me super sick. Jump ahead about a week and i was told it may be thrush (minus the white stuff on my tongue) from a strep infection i had taken antibiotics for back in early july. I began the anti-yeast meds, and one after the other, had sudden and horrible allergic reactions to them (3 in total). I then had sudden mouth dryness - out of no-where, it was as if the saliva was sucked out of my mouth and i could barely swallow for 2 days. That suddenly got better, but the next day, burning mouth, nose, eyes, ears. I mean BURNING. Went on for 2 days, only to be exchanged with another symptom - again out of no-where - majorly green tongue. that only lasted a few hours, to be replaced with again dry mouth, very, very loud ringing in the ears (going on 3 days and worsening), and the metallic taste is back. I've had tons of blood work, seen an ID doc, got a new internist, seen an ENT, you name it. It's all a friggen mystery, but I’m emotionally spent - physically sick, on and off again fevers, and the symptoms come on out of nowhere and fast.Treatments thus far are the anti-yeast meds (all caused massive itching), now taking a very high zinc supplement (potential tongue nerve damage?), multivitamin and b-complex not working, and i now have mouth PAIN and it feels like, on top of it all, that i have like pulled my tongue (like a pulled muscle). I suffer from thunderclap headaches on occasion in the middle of the night (google it - it's horrible) and trigeminal neuralgia (i'm told totally unrelated). I also have anxiety, but never has that caused physical complications except minor heart palpitations when nervous. i find it extremely bizarre that any of this is related to anxiety, although the symptoms have made it that much harder to bare.And did i mention the sudden onset allergies - like out of nowhere, i can't take medicines.Please, please help me. I really don't know how much longer i can deal with this. Everything is so severe, and I my relationship, my children, my work - everything is suffering. sleep is very difficult, food is horrible, and I feel very, very alone.....
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