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Posted by
angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

I have suffered from canker sores since I was a child.My mother always said it was from too much stomach acid.A nurse suggested last night that It was probably a vitamin C deficiency. I have suffered from heartburn since I was pregnant five years ago so I generally try to avoid acidic foods. Can I have too much acid and still be deficient in vitamin C or can I get around the acid by taking C in vitamin form? And do you really think this could be my answer? Please help! I really have been miserable with these my entire life it was especially difficult as a kid.But it sure did keep my mouth shut a lot! HA! HA!
Thankyou,
Angie



Re: canker sores

Posted by Michelle S on May 29, 2001 at 10:53:39:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Hi Angela,

You might want to see my post of 5/27 14:28 titled

"what helps me for canker sores"...

I've had canker sores since I was a kid, too. Sometimes I'd get 6-8 at a time.

Ascorbic acid bothers me. And since I can't eat citrus, I like to take a Vitamin C supplement - so I take Ester C capsules, which is very easy on my system. But I don't think that Vitamin C helps much to keep the sores away. BTW, I tend to be very sensitive to drugs, supplements, etc.

I recently had a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis done by Great Smokies Labs to help understand some digestive problems. My acupunturist said that according to the MD he talked to at the lab, my results (including a VERY high fecal pH) indicated *low* stomach acid - which really surprised me. I always assumed I was too acidic, since acidic foods often give me canker sores & heartburn. In addition to citrus, I'm also very cautious about tomatoes, strawberries and pineapple.

One of the treatments for my digestive problems was Swedish bitters - which seemed to give me more heartburn - so I stopped.

Now I'm confused, and I'm wondering if the tests definitively pointed towards low stomach acid, or whether it was an assumption based on circumstantial evidence. I have an appointment with my HMO GI doctor in a couple weeks to rule out anything more serious than LBS/IGS. My primary care doctor wants me to be tested for celiac disease - which is something you might want to read about and see if it could apply to you.

Good luck!

Michelle

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You're in good company!

Posted by Jan on May 29, 2001 at 22:31:41:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Hi Angie,

Fellow sufferer here! I have recently discovered this bulletin board and tried the archives for protocol to try to gain relief currently. The Glyoxide cleansing did work on three of the five that I have (one is so far in the back of my tongue, I can't reach it!). I also started the lysine/ester C/diet of foods high in lysine vs. arginine, etc. This has been so painful, I'm trying other methods of relief as opposed to dousing them with benzocaine. I found a website that compares lysine-rich foods with arginine and also provides a chart of ratios: http://www.herpes.com/Nutrition.shtml.

Good luck!

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Re: canker sores

Posted by Davetx on May 29, 2001 at 23:58:30:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Angela, Try Lysine in the capsule form for a short term relief. It would always help me, but then go to the archives and read under lgs. Only after I started trying to correct my lgs did my canker sores disappear along with several other things. Just a suggestion but worth a try. Good luck

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Re: canker sores

Posted by
Eileen on May 30, 2001 at 03:32:51:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Don't forget to stop using toothpastes that contain sodium lauryl sulfate (most of them do). Rembrandt's toothpaste for canker sores is one that doesn't have that ingredient. Supposedly SLS is an ingredient that aggravates the problem. Good luck!!!

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Re: canker sores

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 30, 2001 at 07:23:11:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Hi, Angie.

What did you learn from the archives about this?

Walt



Re: canker sores

Posted by Jan on May 30, 2001 at 08:40:42:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores posted by Walt Stoll on May 30, 2001 at 07:23:11:

Dr. Stoll,

I am new to this bulletin board and have found the archives to be very helpful. Last Thursday I was in such misery, I began immediately the lysine/glyoxide/ester C protocol together with dietary changes and an increase in B12/zinc/folic acid. The glyoxide cleansing alleviated much pain; I did have to do three stat treatments to feel like I was making progress. Three of the five are now healed. One I could reach far down my tongue for the cleansing treatment, but glyoxide mouth rinse has helped some. One, located in the corner of my mouth has "traveled" toward the center, healing from the corner as it goes. I am perplexed at this.

Re: diet, I found a website that has posted a Ratio of Lysine to Arginine in Certain Foods chart which I found to be helpful: www.herpes.com/Nutrition.shtml.

Thank you for sharing the arena for the exchange of such beneficial information contained here on the bulletin board. One more person is learning a better way!

Jan



Re: canker sores

Posted by Terri-Lynn on May 30, 2001 at 22:49:31:

In Reply to: canker sores posted by angela on May 29, 2001 at 08:40:58:

Yes, you can have to much acid and still need Vit. C and there is a buffered one that is p.h. balanced that we use all the time. Deficiencies of iron, lysine, vit b12 and folic acid have been linked to this disorder in some people.
Red Raspberry tea contains vluable flavonoids and is very helpful, it actually balances p.h well.

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Re: canker sores (Archive in testimonials.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 31, 2001 at 09:00:03:

In Reply to: Re: canker sores posted by Jan on May 30, 2001 at 08:40:42:

Thanks, Jan!

It never is a question of whether these alternatives work but only if one can get people to try them.

Namaste`

Walt

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