To everyone: I went today to an ENT doctor. He looked at my tongue and diagnosed with swollen tongue. He says the reason of my irritated papillae is my swollen tongue. Because my tongue is big, it causes friction between my teeth and tip of tongue causing the irritation. At least, that's his diagnosis.
He gave a Vitamin B shot today and suggested me to take both probiotics and Vitamin B for the next 3 months. I am going to follow his advice, but I am not sure if lack of vitamins is the reason of these tongue problems.
thanks a lot for answering. another option I am thinking could be bruxism (the teeth rubbing the border of my tongue while sleeping). this might cause the continuous irritation in the tip of the tongue but this is just a guess. we will see. all this is really, really weird (and scary)View Thread
Thanks for answering! Our stories are a bit different because I did not give any oral sex to the girl. It was her who gave unprotected fellatio to me (I don't know if that matters). The problems on my tongue appeared about 4 months after this incident. I don't know if there's a relation between them, but I think yes.
Since yesterday I am taking Vitamins B, folic acid and I am also putting some castor oil on the tip/border of my tongue follow your advice. We will see if there's any result in the short term.
I was reading that some doctors apply laser or silver nitrate on the taste buds to 'burn them'. I think I will do that if this continues like this.
Did you have HIV and STI tests? All this is just SO strange.View Thread
May I ask if you have also the swollen taste buds in the tip/front part of the tongue as one of your symptoms? and are they sore sometimes? This is I would say my may symptom.
In my case I had some very bizarre symptoms 2-3 after this sexual exposure. I had a swollen gland in the neck and a very painful urinary track infection. I was almost sure I've got HIV (despite it's usually unlikely to get it through a fellatio). I had 5 neg HIV tests since then.
The tongue issues appeared about 4 months of my exposure. One day, out of the blue, I had these irritated tastebuds in the front border of my tongue... until now.
I have been doing an extensive research and it seems I have a kind of BMS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossodynia) however I am a male in my 30's and this seems unlikely. This is a condition usually seen in menopause women.
I have added the castor oil to my list. I have also been reading that Alpha Lipoic Acid and Zing losenges might help.
By the way, before this sexual incident I was healthy as a horse. I just don't understand what's going on here.
I guess you did all the HIV tests etc so I won't ask you that. But I would like to know: how did you handle living 8 years with this?
also, do you had also sore taste buds from time to time in the tip/border-front of your tongue? i have the impression my tastebuds there heal (not completely) then 'break' again (and is there when it's painful). did you have something similar as well?
i guess the blisters in the esophagus where found with an endoscopy? I didn't do that, but I will certainly do if this symptoms persist.
My WBC is within the normal limit but in the low side of the scale (4,5 range is 4 to 10). tomorrow I am going for another CBC to check this and other levels. we will see how it goes.