The problem boils down to this: I have an ENORMOUS canker sore on the end of my tongue. It's more like a crater, really. They should categorize canker sores so that anything bigger than 3 centimeters is called a crater sore. In French they call it an Apht, which I think is the scientific diminutive of aphtous ulcer. Again, too lazy too confirm.
I've tried it all, except Merthiolate, which I don't think you can get in the U.S., but I'm fairly certain I saw some at ED about two weeks ago. Why didn't I buy any? I could export that stuff to people like my Dad who swear by it's healing powers.
So anyway, back to my debilitating malady. It just REALLY, REALLY hurts. Like, it makes my crowns ache. And that's a big deal, because I have four on my bottom set of teeth alone. We can blame that on well water, I guess, but that's another story.
It's hard to be awake because my tongue hurts so much, but it is almost impossible to sleep because the pain wakes me up. Eating is a nightmare, and when I'm hungry, Watch Out!
I think the only benefit of this crater is that it may be improving my French. Because when you have a giant sore on the tip of your tongue, you tend to leave your tongue hanging in the middle of your mouth keeping it from touching your lips or anything else that might make it hurt. The result? Lots of air flowing over and around the tongue. Et voila! Better French.
Let me say, it is NOT worth it.