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12 September 2003 @ 05:18 pm
Ow  

Last week i had a canker sore on that piece of skin (except it's not skin, whatever it is you call it) that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your mouth, which was really annoying because it hurt and made it slightly difficult to speak clearly (since moving my tongue hurt)

So that finally went away at the end of the week, just in time for me to get a canker sore in the more usual place on my lip =P

There are a lot more important autoimmune dieases that should be researched i suppose, but as soon as they figure out cures for diabetes, fibromyalgia, and whatever it is that sme might have (hmmmm, i seem to know a lot of cute girls with autoimmune diseases) hopefully a cure for canker sores can be next on the list.
 
 
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Leora: ouroborosleora on September 12th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)
and thyroid diseases! and whatever it is that I might have...

and multiple sclerosis... for some of my family members.

Then we'll clear up your problems. :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 12th, 2003 08:31 pm (UTC)
Are thyroid diseases (if that's what you have at least) autoimmune diseases? I thought it was something else. *increments "cute girls with autoimmune diseases" counter by one*
Leora: ouroborosleora on September 13th, 2003 01:13 am (UTC)
They aren't always, but they usually are.

I don't know if mine is. I saw two endocrinologists and one said yes and the other didn't give a clear answer.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 12th, 2003 07:06 pm (UTC)
I thought canker sores were herpes simplex 1, usually. (HSV 2 is the usual genital variety, but there are obvious ways genital herpes can get in the mouth, and oral on the genitals.)
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 12th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)
I used to think so too, but then i was told that canker sores and cold sores are actally different things.

*looks on web*

Ahh, here:

http://www.ada.org/public/faq/coldsores.html

and

http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/0938.html

In general, according to these sites, canker sores are "ulcers" that usually appear inside your mouth. Cold sores are "blisters" that "usually appear on the lip and outer edge of the mouth".

Since the things i get sound like the descriptions of canker sores, and have always been inside my mouth, i'm 99% sure that it's canker sores that i get.

Either that or i got infected with a very unusual strain of herpes from my parents, since i've gotten them as far back as i can remember.