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I'm not around here much because I have my symptoms all under control and I live a normal (but gluten free) life. The only time I come around really is to check if certain foods are safe for me or not. That being said, I felt I should make this post to help others with my findings. Hopefully someone else that's struggled like I have with canker sores can find some relief with this information. Some backstory: I was abruptly graced with NCGI shortly after my 22nd birthday. I'm 24 now and with 2 some years of dealing with this diet I've gotten fairly good at it. No symptoms... Except one... Canker sores. My whole life, not just since I got NCGI, but my whole life I have gotten BAD outbreaks of canker cores. Sometimes up to 7-8 in my mouth at one time. I'd get lower lip cankers as big as a shirt button. Just smaller than a dime. I mean... Huge. My lip would swell to double it's size and going to work or seeing family would be so embarrassing. After getting NCGI I found out that it's fairly typical for celiacs to struggle with canker sores. So it seems I was always destined to get celiac of some sort at some point in my life. Thankfully it took until I was 22 and didn't ruin my fun teenage years. The findings... Let me put it simple and straight forward. I have been doing this for 3 months now and have not had a single canker sore since... I will start to get one maybe after biting my cheek or drinking acidic alcohol or candy, but if I just keep up with my routine it won't develop into an actual ulcer. It will die away. ---------------------------------- SENSODYNE toothpaste. It has 2 qualities that make it a canker sore killer. It does not have Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in it. I won't explain what SLS is, you can look it up if you don't know. And the second quality is it balances residual acid in your mouth. The PH of your mouth, essentially. It's very important to brush thoroughly with Sensodyne after any acidic food or drink. Lysine supplement. I take 500mg in pill form twice a day. Lysine from what I have read is an amino acid in many foods, especially in wheat based foods, and celiacs lack in lysine levels. What is Lysine? Again, you'll have to look it up lol. By changing these two things in my life, I have gone 3 solid months without a canker. That is HUGE for me. I hope this information is useful for someone. Here's to 3 more months. Or longer!
Not sure if it has to do with my celiac or not, their so painful I have three of them in my mouth now, burning it hurts. Not really sure the cause of them, anyone else get them?