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2/2/16 8:19 A

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Charob - I had Hashimoto's before I was diagnosed with RA. They discovered it when they found a 4cm mass on my thyroid that had to be surgically removed - big fun. It turned out to be a hemorrhagic cyst but I lost half of my thyroid in the process, so now I'm hypothyroid, have Hashimoto's and RA. *sigh*

Yes, my doc also put me on folic acid when she put me on Methotrexate. It seems to be preventing the mouth sores quite well.

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2/2/16 1:52 A

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JANISMKW - All of the auto immune disorders are so awful. I admire how you seem positive with RA and now facing Sjogren's Syndrome. You're an inspiration to me and I hope others as well.

Well wishes to all,
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1/31/16 8:44 P

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My rheumy also gave me folic acid daily when I was on methotrexate weekly, and said it was to prevent mouth sores.
If anyone hasn't been given that combination, I would ask about it/for it.

Charob -- Sorry to hear about the Hashimoto's. Don't know much about it, but it sounds terrible. Auto-immune stuff generally is no picnic.

It is common if one has one auto-immune disorder to get other(s). I just confirmed that I have Sjogren's Syndrome, secondary to my RA. Guess that's "better" than having primary Sjogren's because there is less risk of lymphoma from it. Which is a good thing.


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1/31/16 11:21 A

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I had terrible mouth sores when I started Methotrexate. Tried a prescription mouth wash,but what helped the most was an Over the counter mouthwash called Peroxidyl.

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1/31/16 1:59 A

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I've had RA for 20 years and I've never had mouth sores. I could say I've been lucky but I think its more about when the doctor put me on methotrexate he also gave me a prescription for 1mg of Folic Acid to take everyday and he told me it was to prevent mouth sores. I certainly hope you all find a cure because its sounds like another awful system from this disease. Now my immune system's attacking my thyroid gland. I have Hoshimoto's Thyroiditis another autoimmune disorder. People really don't know what its like, I know I had no idea what I was in for when I was first diagnosed.

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9/14/13 8:45 P

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I use a peroxide rinse when I get mouth ulcers and they heal up

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8/22/13 5:35 A

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Interesting link...lots of options, emoticon

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8/20/13 5:03 P

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That was an excellent link. Thanks very much.

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8/20/13 6:28 A

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Wow, perfect timing Cynthia. I've had mouth sores for over 2 weeks now that have not yet healed. I'll definitely give this a try and check out the link. I'll get back to you and let you know how this works. Thanks for posting. emoticon Lisa

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8/20/13 5:10 A

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If you are like me, many of the DMARDs cause terrible mouth sores....either inside the mouth are on the lips...I looked it up online and found there are MANY homemade remedies to cause these sores to heal and which will prevent their return. The only one I've tried is to use a baking soda mouth wash (for internal sores) and a baking soda paste (applied to the lips)...I have to say that this worked like a charm for me. This site has everything you ever wanted to know about mouth sores. If you are suffering from these and feel adventurous please try some of these cures and post and let us know how they work. www.greenchedy.com/herbal-remedies/h
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