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Lichen Planus of the Mouth ......... Help!!!!

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Old 05-31-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Lichen Planus of the Mouth ......... Help!!!!

Hi I've had Lichen Planus in my mouth 4 awhile now it jus started all of a sudden a couple years ago. Now my mouths always dry and my salvias thick and my tongue is white with a nasty taste in my mouth that IM constantly worried about when around ppl even though my doctor says there shouldn't be any problem.... if i brush it comes bak ......When i first went 2 the doctors 4 it they thought it might be thrush so i was on 3 different medications 4 it n none of them worked 2 were pills 1 was this yellow liquid u swish in your mouth ......till eventually they took a culture of it and ordered blood test ............the culture came bak with no bacteria on it so i was sent 2 an ear nose and throat specialist who pretty much gave me more pills n told me take those n if it doesn't work ill give u more ......I hated going 2 the doctors because every assumes u have sum disease like aids which i don't they tested me 4 everything and i have nothing anyway i moved 2 a different state and went 2 another doctor about it..... he took another culture and told me 100% its not thrush its Lichen Planus i was put on steroids 4 a couple weeks that didn't work he tried it longer n still didn't work ..... it improved a lil but i still had the dry mouth and thick saliva the nasty taste .....The doctor then ordered Blood Test and Found i have Low White blood cells so ive been getting B12 shots 4 a couple months ....he plans 2 give me the b12 shots for 6 months then take the blood test again 2 c if its improved my low white blood cells ........the shots seem 2 help my mouth so my Question is do u think this has something 2 do with my problem?? and has any else ever experienced this?? ..........Is there anyway 2 get rid of it and the dry mouth ....this suxs .......Thank YoU JoE

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Old 05-31-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: Lichen Planus of the Mouth ......... Help!!!!

Hmmm, are you sure that's what you have? because I have Oral Lichen Planus and it's nothing like what you describe....

Old 07-27-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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Re: Lichen Planus of the Mouth ......... Help!!!!

How is your oral lichen planus now?? My mom has it and she has never in 3 years had any major relief. I would love to know if the B12 shots helped.

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