Sunday, September 26, 2010
Is it Stress? Forgetfullness, or overdoing it?
So many articles on Oral Lichen Planus warn that stresses can "cause" OLP, and I have argued that point repeatedly.
Much of our lives are filled with stress. If it is so that stress causes OLP, they why doesn't everyone have it? I can agree that stress can contribute to a flare up, or contribute to worsening symptoms, but I still cannot accept that stress causes OLP!
That being said, here I am with an annoying flare up. But, let me be clear about this. Not only did I have considerable stress, this week, but I forgot to take my Cellcept several times.
After all, stress makes me a bit distracted and forgetful.
Soon, I realized that my tongue felt swollen, and i had a sore throat sensation in the right side of my mouth. This is where most of my nasty flare ups reside! I grabbed my magnifying mirror and saw that I also had a small angioma on top of my tongue. It comes and goes.
So here I am with raw mouth, getting religious about taking my meds, and admitting the possibility that stress can contribute to flare ups.
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