I am recently diagnosed (haven't even started meds yet). Never since I had an allergic reaction to a sulfa drug (first time in my life), my tongue has been dry. For a while it was getting less dry and than it would go back and so forth. About two weeks, after I had the reactions (ended up in ER) I got the diabetes diagnosis, and my tongue is still dry. I have days where it isn't as dry but it is not normal. Things taste different (more bitter or metallic) esp. my water which I love drinking doesn't taste good to me any more. WAH! The only thing that helps if even for a few seconds or minutes is having a slice of a juicy fruit like grapefruit. The juice part helps the tongue feel better for a while and I get a little relief.
Is this because I an a new diabetic and my sugars are not controlled yet or is it something else? This all started around the same time as the diagnosis but I am sick of it already esp. how water doesn't help and things taste different. Insight please! I want my tongue back.
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