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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Spells preceded by ulcers in hard pallet of mouth, type 1 diabetic. Diagnosis ?

I have been trying to find out what is causing these spells I experience every 30 to 49 days or so for the last 7 years.
For about the last 3 to 4 years the spells have been preceded by ulcers appearing in hard pallet of my mouth. The spells strike very unexpectedly, it is like someone has come up behind you and scared you half to death (fight or flight syndrome) then I get very warm then very cold. They are very exhausting. I am usually down for a day or two each time they hit. I would love to find out how to make them stop. I am a type 1 diabetic for 26 years. I am 56 years old.
I had a tumor in a parathyroid removed about three months after they started. But the have continued for 7 years now.
Does anyone recognize these symptoms?
Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Spells preceded by ulcers may occur due to-Nutritional deficiency,poor oral hygiene,tobacco or pan chewing.

I would advice you to get a thorough evaluation by a dentist.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Oral corticosteroids has to be administered.

Avoid smoking,tobacco chewing.

Spicy foods has to be avoided.

Take nutritional balanced diet.

Hope this information helps you.

Take care.
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