Originally Posted by afuji
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.
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.