Re: Sore, Rough Tongue Anyone?
Tongue symptoms are very common with hypoT, but like scoot says, you may not find many MDs who know that. You can find plenty of evidence on the internet, though. Much is anecdotal, but there is enough scientific evidence to prove the connection.
Before treatment, my tongue burned and tingled. Ridges - teeth imprints, actually - could be seen on the edges. My mother had what she described as the constant taste of salt on her tongue. (As I think back on that, she may have had the kind of burning that eating excess salt causes, but she perceived it as a 'salty taste'.) She saw no fewer than 3 doctors and two dentists trying to figure out the cause. She was eventually told to see a psychiatrist, which she declined. None of those dolts ever figured it out. A decade later, she was diagnosed hypoT.
The explanation is that hypoT causes the system to build up and retain an excess of muccopolysaccharides in the tongue as well as the joints. The definition of muccop's is "ground proteinaceous substance". It's a real, physical cause. Don't let any MD tell you it's all in your head.
It should improve when your thyroid hormone levels get optimized.