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Friday, January 16, 2004

Lower Lip Oral Lichen Planus


So, the little pimples are stingy, and the flesh inside my mouth is swollen, but the mouth feels tight around the edges. Ow Ow Ow. And I just don't feel good all over. Low energy.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Eye Inflammation and OLP.


I keep wondering if there is a connection between OLP and eye inflammation.

When my eyes get inflamed, my mouth sores get inflamed too. Why is that?

I was told I had a diagnosis of "dry eye" in my mid thirties. By mid-forties I was being treated for "episcleritis" with prednisone eye drops.

By my fifties I was told it was simply "dry eye" and I had a procedure where little plastic seeds were placed into my tear ducts. It was supposed to make my eyes produce tears. It sort of worked in the left eye, but not on the right. That's the one that always gets flared up the worse and then my mouth sores come back.

Now I am being told I might have something called Sjogren's. Not sure about that yet.

Maybe it is just a coincidence, but I often wonder if other people have eye irritations when their OLP flares up.

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

I've had some lacy white stuff inside my cheeks that the doctor diagnosed as Oral Lichen Planus since 1995.

I've had regular Lichen Planus on my arms and shoulders for years before that.

So, now it's in my mouth too. and on my upper lip. Somehow it takes away the puffiness of my lips but makes my tongue be puffy. Not fair. Puffy lips are in. Puffy tongues are not in!


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