| | Mouth sores
I'm 21 yrs old, diagnosed 3 yrs ago. What can anyone tell me about flare ups consisting of mouth sores? In February, I came down with an AWFUL case of mouth sores... all over the inside of my mouth and some bumps on my lips as well. It was very painful to eat and terrible to look at. I saw a doctor, they did a culture, gave me Famvir, and said it was some type of viral infection. Then in May I started to feel a bump form on the inside, middle of my bottom lip. This was in the middle of the week full of stress. I left school and visited home. A day later, I noticed the bump was gone. I am enrolled full time in classes for the summer, and am taking an intensive writing course... TONS of stress. On Wednesday I could feel the sore forming as I worked on the numerous papers due on Thursday... by Thurs night the bump was fully grown and UGLY. I have been using Banadyne and taking Prednisone as needed for the sores (as recommended by my rheumy). I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions to get rid of these unsightly things quickly. It not only is very uncomfortable but makes me feel extremely insecure that everyone is staring at it... I realize that the pattern is that they develop when I am involved in stressful situations, i.e., lots of schoolwork, exams, etc, but I cannot continue to live like this I have 1 1/2 yrs of school left!! What else can I do?? THank you!
[This message has been edited by Megan31 (edited 07-25-2003).]