As if fibromyalgia & a now unknown autoimmune disease weren't enough I now have a salivary gland stone :( not been able to eat solids since yesterday. Went to see on call dr today he was next to useless told me to take diclofenac instead of my normal naproxen & as its not an emergency to go see my normal GP on Monday :( I'm starting hydrotherapy on Monday morning & been waiting to start that since March so I'm not giving up my place.

One the us side I'll lose some weight as can only manage soup. If its not one thing it's another.

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  • Ouch, bad call, Suzy!

    They're painful little devils, those stones. It may go away on its own, but you might have to have it fished out, either by a dentist or in outpatients.

    It's usually easy enough to probe the stone out after a little local anaesthetic, and there are rarely any after effects.

    Moffy x

  • Cheers. Never had one before & as its right at the back of my mouth on the side of my throat every time I eat, even soup, I end up looking like a lop sided hamster. I did try squirting lemon juice on my tongue & pushing it out but all that came out was a yucky tasting gunk so I think it's best left to the drs next week

  • Sounds like it might be a bit infected, Suzy - try some hot salty water mouthwashes over the sore spot - that will help to stop it getting worse, and may flush the little b* out altogether if you're lucky!

    Use two teaspoons of salt in a glass of fairly hot water (not enough to burn you!), and slosh around your mouth ever.y two hours if you can manage it.

    Moffy x

  • Been doing that as well as trying lemon juice all that does is make my neck swell. I've got some corsodryl so keep using that as well.

  • You have my sympathy as I, like you, had this two and a half years ago. It was a repeat of what I had as a child after mumps, but refused to clear itself despite everything suggested. In the end I was booked in for an op to remove the sub mandibular gland, which was biopsied and OK, and whilst waiting the Oral Surgeon put me on antibiotics to calm it down.

    Good luck.

  • It's moved so isn't as painful cos its no longer blocking the duct which is good but it seems to have moved back down into the gland which isn't so good even though its less painful

  • Sounds like it needs your Dr's attention when you can manage it - hope it clears up soon, but at least you have some relief from the pain!

    Moffy x

  • Saw the dr yesterday. That dr has decided that its not a stone but an infection & ulceration on & around the duct. He started me on antibiotics & now trying them. If no better by Weds I have to go back. Started hydrotherapy yesterday as well so the combination of both have left me feeling very drained & tired today

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