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Any Sjoggies have problems eating citrus fruits?

May 19, 2016 1:32 PM

So I'm trying to live a new lifestyle, and that involves eating healthier. I tend to include fruits in my breakfast and have them for snacks during the day. I've noticed that some fruit cause my tongue and the roof of my mouth to burn... Has anyone else experienced this problem?

May 19, 2016 1:37 PM

No, but I tent to have sever heart burn in the night that it wake's me up burning my throat and making my eye's water

May 19, 2016 1:50 PM

Does this happen with any foods?

May 19, 2016 2:36 PM

Acidic foods tend to make my mouth burn. If I eat too much the roof of my mouth actually peels. Some foods (salt mostly) also give me blood blister type things on the inside of my cheeks.
Is it any amount? Or can you have some, just not lots?
I can do a citrus fruit every few days as long as I dont have tomatos in between.
The white grapefruit has less acid than the pink, blood oranges also seem to be sweeter and not as hard on my mouth.
I haven't been diagnosed with sjogrens (sp?)

May 19, 2016 2:39 PM

@gotobef Do you know why this happens?

May 19, 2016 2:45 PM

Not a clue. I try to limit how much of something I have or how often. Doctor says go see dentist. Dentist says sometimes it just happens. Not helpful at all but to me it's a relatively minor issue that can be mostly managed. But I also prefer berries to citrus so I'm ok with limiting that, tomatoes was hard but its doable. Unfortunately it's experimentation to find limits and what is better than others. If you are given a real answer please pass it on.

May 19, 2016 4:12 PM

My mouth burns when I eat very acidic fruit like oranges, grapefruit, etc. I once was told I developed a food allergy to the fruit, but now know it's cause of my Sjögren's.

May 19, 2016 4:17 PM

I've been diagnosed for a while now. Since I made my lifestyle changes , and I incorporated more fruit I noticed this and wasn't sure if it had something to do with Sjögrens. Thanks @Painedlady

May 19, 2016 4:21 PM

I am not diagnosed with sjogrens but I get what you are talking about. Mine started with my favorite cantaloupe about 25 years ago, then melon, strawberries, kiwi everyone thought I was nuts because I would say i was allergic to it because of the swelling feeling in my tongue and throat. Ironically lemon and lime are not an issue. I am pretty much limited to apples, banana and raspberries.

Until your topic no one has ever described close to what fruit does to me.

May 19, 2016 4:24 PM

I as well thought I was the only one with this problem

May 19, 2016 6:12 PM

Moparmom, best thing for severe heartburn is Omeperazole. I have a script but they sell it OTC at Walmart for around $16

May 19, 2016 7:21 PM

Yes. I have not been tested for sjogrens, but I have big problems with citrus. The inside of my mouth & cheeks break out in sores and they turn my stomach raw as well as aggravate my Barrett's symptoms. I, too, only eat the most innocuous of fruits. I have always been like this since I was a small person. Nothing helps if I get my mouth all upset.

May 19, 2016 8:37 PM

I do sometimes, but I mostly avoid acidic & spicy foods because they aggravate my GERD & Barrett's esophagus. I actually wonder if it's more due to the gerd than the sjogrens?

May 20, 2016 10:28 AM

I have the same thing. If there is even a bit of spice in any dish I will be on fire. I have had many oral surgeries on my jaw so RSD has crept it's aweful self into my mouth as well as multiple areas of my body. It sucks. Sending well wishes your way and prayers that you find an answer to the cause and feel better. {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

May 20, 2016 3:06 PM

I thought I was the only one with the problem. Whew, that's why I love this website cause you are not alone.

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