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I wanted to share my story in case someone out there can help me. I have had numerous canker sores in my mouth on and off for the past year. It seems like one week a month a will not have any and it is amazing!

It started about a year ago. Around that same time, I was diagnosed with a large thyroid nodule (3x2) and had a fine needle aspiration done that showed I didn't have cancer cells. I also have completely normal thyroid levels. When i started getting canker sores around this time, I attributed it to stress.

Earlier this year, I purchased a condo and was stressed so I blamed the canker sores on stress again. In March, I was starting to get concerned this was a larger issue. I researched and tried a bunch of over the counter remedies to no avail. I went to my dentist. He shrugged it off as no a big deal (not a fan of this dentist). I went to my GYN, he didn't seem to think it was a big deal either.

I finally went to my General Dr. in July...she did a bunch of blood tests and took a viral swab. I didn't have any auto-immune disorders, thyroid was normal, and no virus was present. She prescribed my lidocaine for the pain and aphthsol. I didn't find the aphthsol did much good. She told me if they come back I should see a specialist.

They keep coming back. Mostly on my tongue. Usually at the tip of the tongue and on the sides. Those are the worst b/c it hurts to talk. I called my thyoid dr. - the nurse there said it wasn't related. I went to a new dentist...he seemed to think people just live with it. I can't go on with this!

I saw an ENT yesterday. He claimed they are very difficult to treat and based on my lab results I don't have anything "bad" - he treated me for allergies (told me to take claritin d12) and also told me to take a zinc supplement. I already take a multi, b-complex, and vit. c. He thinks it may be a food allergy, so I am going to avoid dairy, chocolate, and nuts for 5 weeks and go back to see him.

I have tried cankermelts, benedryl/malox concoction, warm salt water, sls-free toothpaste, little to no tomatoes or citrus...i even got a tincture of myrrh from an apothecary.

I am in pretty good health, work out 3-4 days a week (including yoga) and am 31 years old.

Does anyone have any theories for me? Could it be my nasal allergies? Anyone think there is a thyroid relation? Does the prevalence on the tongue mean anything?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
[QUOTE=km929;3244837]I wanted to share my story in case someone out there can help me. I have had numerous canker sores in my mouth on and off for the past year. It seems like one week a month a will not have any and it is amazing!

It started about a year ago. Around that same time, I was diagnosed with a large thyroid nodule (3x2) and had a fine needle aspiration done that showed I didn't have cancer cells. I also have completely normal thyroid levels. When i started getting canker sores around this time, I attributed it to stress.

Earlier this year, I purchased a condo and was stressed so I blamed the canker sores on stress again. In March, I was starting to get concerned this was a larger issue. I researched and tried a bunch of over the counter remedies to no avail. I went to my dentist. He shrugged it off as no a big deal (not a fan of this dentist). I went to my GYN, he didn't seem to think it was a big deal either.

I finally went to my General Dr. in July...she did a bunch of blood tests and took a viral swab. I didn't have any auto-immune disorders, thyroid was normal, and no virus was present. She prescribed my lidocaine for the pain and aphthsol. I didn't find the aphthsol did much good. She told me if they come back I should see a specialist.

They keep coming back. Mostly on my tongue. Usually at the tip of the tongue and on the sides. Those are the worst b/c it hurts to talk. I called my thyoid dr. - the nurse there said it wasn't related. I went to a new dentist...he seemed to think people just live with it. I can't go on with this!

I saw an ENT yesterday. He claimed they are very difficult to treat and based on my lab results I don't have anything "bad" - he treated me for allergies (told me to take claritin d12) and also told me to take a zinc supplement. I already take a multi, b-complex, and vit. c. He thinks it may be a food allergy, so I am going to avoid dairy, chocolate, and nuts for 5 weeks and go back to see him.

I have tried cankermelts, benedryl/malox concoction, warm salt water, sls-free toothpaste, little to no tomatoes or citrus...i even got a tincture of myrrh from an apothecary.

I am in pretty good health, work out 3-4 days a week (including yoga) and am 31 years old.

Does anyone have any theories for me? Could it be my nasal allergies? Anyone think there is a thyroid relation? Does the prevalence on the tongue mean anything?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Do you feel ill or have you gotten to a low point? My mother suffers from Behcets' which is an immune disorder in which the first signs are canker sores in the mouth and also the private areas. Also soreness from the eyes, nausea, etc. Do you have any of these?