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Exploding tongue when asleep at night.

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Please help as its leaving me really miserable!!!. It happens when asleep or going to sleep. something explodes on my tongue at front or to the side, the pain is very immense. There are no spots or lumps visible, but afterwards it leaves a huge crater that is swollen and sore which reduces to a white hole. The only medication im on is citalopram, if this helps.


What is you age and sex?

How long have you been on Citalopram and for what indication?

Can you upload a picture of the tongue lesion?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hi sorry i havent got back to you sooner, poorly little boy!


Im female 31 years old, non smoker and non drinker.


im on citalopram to help with paranoid psycosis and have been for 2 years.


Ive fiinished abilify as i know know how to cope with voices.


Ive tried to upload photos but it isnt working.


The lump in the morning after exploding sensation iis like a hard pea shape thats black/red on any part of tongue. Eventually that disappers to leave a white slit type hole that lasts for about 4 weeks..


For how long have you had this symptoms?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.



About 3 months happening 3 times a week approx. my tongue is peppered with the lesions.

Hate going doctors please help.

Have tried aloclair ambesol and bonjela with no effect.


I am sorry but this sounds serious and you would need to get a clinical examination got done.

I would not be able to help you much without a picture.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

ok will have to brave docs.


in your opinion would they discriminate against me cos of mental health illness.