Geographic Tongue III
The foods that bring on GT, without a doubt are: Chocolate, espresso or the good coffee that still has much coffee bean oil retention (such as Caribou and Java) and Citric Acid. One taste of any of these, and a week or more of GT tongue follows, progressively getting worse by the day. It's even advanced to the stage of becoming a fissured tongue, especially on the front side borders. It's painful! At times, it even looks as if the edges of my tongue have been "lopped off". Has this happened to anyone? I don't know what to think. Is it auto-immune disease? Is it Behcet's Syndrome where the immune system is hyper-reactive to different things? I'm tired to doctors telling me that it's "idiopathic", meaning that there's no known cause and that it doesn't matter. Why does it not matter? This is not normal! Something must be messed up somewhere in my body.