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Old 06-04-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question burning tongue/ hypothyroid/b2 deficiency

I have been suffering with a burning mouth syndrome for a long time now. I have been trying to find out what has been causing this.
I read some of the causes could be hypothyroid and vitamin deficiency.
I have symptoms of hypothyroid...but the test come back normal...except my body temp is slightly low. I also have symptoms of b2 (riboflavin) deficiency.
I just recently read that hypothyroidism can impair b2.
Has anyone ever connected the two together as causing your tongue to have a burning sensation when your thyroid meds are not up to par?
I will be having a Ion Profile test done and it should indicate if I have any vitamin b deficiencies. If I do....I am thinking that maybe that would suggest that I do have a thyroid problem?

 
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: burning tongue/ hypothyroid/b2 deficiency

I am not familiar with symptoms of a burning tongue. When I am hypo, my bottom teeth hurt. When I am hyper, all my teeth hurt.

Hope that you can get to feeling better soon.

 
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:03 AM   #3
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Re: burning tongue/ hypothyroid/b2 deficiency

Did they test you for the Hashimoto's antibodies? I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos and have had a burning, painful tongue for a few months. Sometimes it swells up. My doctor also says I have geographic tongue. Have you found anything to relieve the pain? I'm hoping that once I get to my optimum level it will go away.

 
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Did they test you for the Hashimoto's antibodies? I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos and have had a burning, painful tongue for a few months. Sometimes it swells up. My doctor also says I have geographic tongue. Have you found anything to relieve the pain? I'm hoping that once I get to my optimum level it will go away.
Hi afuji,
I did have my antibodies tested. They said everything looked normal.
My tongue also looks swollen with tooth indentions around it. For the pain...mine is usually tolerable if I stay away from hot spicey foods. But this week end it has been awful.
Are you male or female?
I know that my tongue gets worse around my period.
I was thinking maybe because I may get a little anemic.
I was tested once by a homeopath with a Vega machine to check out why I had a burnig tongue. He said I had pesticide overload and that was causing the burning tongue. I asked him if he tested my b12 and he didn't so he went back and tested for it and he said it was low. B12 deficiency can cause a burning sore tongue. And if you are deficienct in one b vitamin you usually are deficicient in the others also. I just want to have a second opinion on this so I decided to do a Ion Profile test which is very espensive but it checks for everything. Hopefully my insurance will cover it.
This is what I read about the vitamin b2 deficiency:
The conversion of riboflavin into FAD and FMN is impaired by hypothyroidism and adrenal insufficiency. People who are very active physically (athletes, laborers) may have a slightly increased riboflavin requirement.
SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY
Riboflavin deficiency’s include baldness, burning of the eyes, cataracts1,2, cracks and sores in the corners of the mouth, depression., dermatitis, digestive disturbances, dilation of pupils, dizziness, dropsy, eye fatigue, feeling of grit or sand on the inside of the eyelids, hair loss, impaired lactation, inability to urinate, inflammation of the tongue and lips, insomnia, lack of stamina and vigor, lesions of the lips, oily skin, red sore tongue, scaling around the nose, mouth, forehead, and ears, sensitivity to light, sluggishness, tension, trembling, vaginal itching, weight loss.
So I guess you can have both a vitamin deficiency and hypothyroid.
Maybe have your doctor check you for vitamin b"s deficiency.

 
Old 06-06-2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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Re: burning tongue/ hypothyroid/b2 deficiency

I am female and also have the indentations around the sides. I do think it gets worse around my period. I think mine would be tolerable accept that I talk on the phone all day at work and that seems to bother me quite a bit. It has gotten better since starting medication. So, I guess that's a plus.

 
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I am female and also have the indentations around the sides. I do think it gets worse around my period. I think mine would be tolerable accept that I talk on the phone all day at work and that seems to bother me quite a bit. It has gotten better since starting medication. So, I guess that's a plus.
Hi afuji,
Thanks afuji maybe there is still hope for me. I have had this miserable burning for 8 yrs now. Just last year I heard about hypothyroid could cause this. But it is so confusing to me when the test for thyroid always comes back on the normal side even though I have many of the hypo symptoms...kind of the same symptoms as the b12 and b2?
I think this will be the year that I will find out the mystery of this baffling syndrome. I think I am getting closer.

 
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