Mouth Ulcers Before Getting Sick (Flu)

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I have been getting mouth ulcers for about 15 years. They started after the birth if my last child. My ulcers start to come and in a day or two I'm sick. I also have dry eye and my eyes hurt terrible before I get sick and while I'm sick. I've told 3 different Dr's and they act like I'm crazy. So I just live with it. I'm so glad I found this site. Sorry there are others who suffer but happy I'm not alone or crazy.
Maria 8 July 14
I stopped smoking bout a year back and up to then no ulcers...then a few weeks in I start getting them constant for 5 months,i tryd everything and they just stayed constant,the only thing that did help was corsodyl, I am still getting them now 12 months on but not as severe,its certainly a immune system problem,as only get them nowabefore a cold or flu and feel run down, I went mad no knowing what caused them had blood tests and dentirt just to say am ok,now when I get them they dont bother mer me am just used to getting them when run down..but I feel for anybody who suffers the pain and worries what comes with them.

joseph 14 August 13
Hi, I too have reacurring mouth ulcers, but I have been diagnoised with candida so my guess is that it is my immune system being overactive and fighting of the foriegn antigen.
aaron 14 January 13
I'm on about the 4th day of a mild virus and have an ulcer under my tongue. Mild virus is annoying I'm self-employed stuck between defining myself as ill and "work or not work?" (it is weekend). Apparently men really do get worse "man-flu" as they don't have something called "estrogen" which women do because it's more important to be immune as child bearers. Too much cheese also gives my mouth ulcers. Things like this can be annoying on moving parts of anatomy, especially on parts with more nerves like the tongue.
G man 11 March 12
Yes, a very good early warning system before a cold, but a very painful one. I don't get a full cold, it tends to stay mild throughout it's course then totally ending along with the ulcers. This has become more common since stopping smoking. never suffered before
Matthew Waldron 22 September 11
My sister has breast cancer and is under going CHEMO.......after every treatment she gets ulcers........yeah I think it is the immune system attacking.....
Debbie 18 February 11
I never used to get them, but since i've been going out with my current g/f of yr+, I now get the ulcers when I'm coming down with something like flu or even something as minor as a cold...
robs 25 January 11
I get them regularly, everytime before a cold. What often happens is the immune system begins to attack the foreign antigen which is a virus of some sort and so lacks, or lags vehind, in attending the mouth ulcer
phil 27 July 10
I've had huge ulcers on my tongue for the past week, i've still got them but now i feel really fluey all i want to do is sleep!!!
jen 29 June 10
I am so glad I saw this review. I thought the only type of vival ulcer is from HIV, because I read it on wiki.......
fewwww.........getting my results in 3 days.......not as scared now.....
... 29 March 10
try magnesium zinc and vitamin B12 to boost the immune system
Mickey 22 November 09
I would agree with Paul - most of the evidence is pointing to ulcers being formed by an over-active immune system (in the same way people suffer with ulcerative colitis). So when you have the beginnings of a bug, your immune system kicks in and Bingo - ulcers galore. I am just getting over a cold so my six are starting to calm down a bit. Managed to squeeze the last bit out of my last tube of Adcortyl last night......sob....going to miss that disgusting goo!
Kate 19 November 09
I also use this as a warning system! I wouldn't go far as saying I get the flu, usually a mild version. I have an ulser now so was searching to see if anyone else has a theory on this.
Sam 19 November 09
Hi, Even myself also in the samiliar situation.. I have been suffering from Viral fever from around 5 days..i have got two Ulcer..one is on toungue and another one one is backpart of the lip...
AK 18 April 09
yes, I consider it my warning symbol also. The roof of my mouth all swells up, it is painful to eat and I get ulcers in my gum. I have tried listerine in the past and I do think that helped. I will have some now! thanks for the reminder
nat 27 March 09
yeah me too whenever i have flu, the ulcers will be around..at first i thot it was HFMD
Rese 27 March 09
Miserable Ulcer Man,
I'm in exactly the same situation as you, although I'm 33.
I always get ulcers when suffering from a cold or flu ... this year I have also taken the measure of paying 10 to get a flu jab from Tesco. So far I've not had flu and not had a MAJOR outbreak since Nov (although I've had a few minor ones).
Give it a try .... Might be the best 10 you've ever spent!
Gopher 11 March 09
I am getting three ulcers now in my mouth and i have already got some on my tongue . It has been about a week since i had my last batch of ulcers. As soon as i get an ulcer i feel ill and fluey and really run down, but i am not run down i have a healthy diet and it is only when i get an ulcer that the symptons.
Sarah 7 March 09
Same here, I guess it's to do with your immune system stepping up a gear. I'm not entirely sure of this and its only my theory, but I think some ulcers could be caused by an over active immune system attacking your own body.
Paul Clift 27 February 09
I used to get canker sores from time to time, and they typically came a few days before I got sick. Try using listerine - it should prevent them, or make them go away if you currently have them, and it should also help prevent you from getting sick. Also, take a daily multivitamin if you aren't already. Every little boost to your immune system can help.
Some Small Advice 23 February 09
Hi there, I am a 27 year old chronic mouth ulcer sufferer (male) and my heart goes out to all you other sufferers out there!

Anyway, I was just wondering if anybody's mouth ulcer cycle is similar to mine...

I get the flu quite frequently (about 6 times a year)...funny thing is, I get "warning" signals before I get sick. First come the mouth ulcers and random locations in my throat, mouth and tongue. Not a day passes and BAM - down with the flu! The only other time i get mouth ulcers is when i bite my mouth in some way.

Conclusion? I get mouth ulcers when my immune system is run down...the strange thing is that i have had EVERY blood test under the sun and docs say I am fine, just reallly unlucky.

Any similar experiences?

Cheers,
Miserable Ulcer Man.
9 February 09

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Mouth Ulcers Before Getting Sick (Flu)

21 messages in this subject.