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Hello everyone! I am a 33 year old female and was recently diagnosed with oral lichen planus (confirmed with gum biopsy). My gums were very red and inflamed, with some erosions, so I started a topical steroid gel. It has improved some, but not completely. A couple of weeks ago, I developed a sore throat, which I thought was just a virus. Then my tongue got all white, so I thought maybe it was thrush from the oral steroids. Started on a two week course of fluconazole, which I am almost finished with. I have also been taking probiotics. The white tongue is gone and there are no visible signs of thrush, but the pain is still there. The pain is deep in my throat, down deeper than I can see.....it almost feels like it is near my vocal cords or the top of my esophagus. Has anyone else with OLP experienced this? My doc said that it is very uncommon to have OLP there, so he wasn't convinced that was the problem, but I don't know what else it could be. The pain is awful, especially a couple of hours after eating. I am taking omeprazole as well, but it really doesn't feel like GERD. At this point, my mouth is the least of my worries, it is mostly my throat that is bothering me. Has anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions?
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