Hi, all --
After pulling for a few days with OO/OO (olive oil and oregano oil) I got this HUGE canker sore last Monday. It is about an inch
long and 1/2 inch
wide on the bottom of my tongue. Extremely painful -- the only things I have experienced more painful are perhaps migraine and corneal abrasions.
I have been using a combination of allopathic and natural remedies -- I went to the doctor and got a lidocaine-benadryl-kaopectate solution to kill pain, etc., and have continued to pull with olive or safflower oil and oregano oil. (I use a few drops in my morning OP concoction -- it stops the pain for a while.)
I first thought that maybe it was the oregano oil, but discarded that idea -- I only pull in the morning/early afternoon, and this sore emerged at night. So it wasn't due to topical contact in my opinion, though I will defer to others more experienced than I!
It has continued all week (apparently it may last another week or two). I am kind of going crazy right now since I get up every hour or two to medicate it and so have not had a full night's sleep in nearly a week, and I haven't eaten a full meal since last Monday! Ugh. (Even drinking water hurts -- I did get -- finally -- some raw goat milk, and the milk was actually easier than water to drink.)
So, I searched for canker sore + oregano oil info on CZ, and found some interesting posts. Someone had been taking oregano oil (not pulling, just taking) and also got a huge canker sore and posted a question. A poster named MH said that the oregano oil will cause herpes (the questioner with the canker sore had cold sores) to be expelled from the body for once and for all. I don't have herpes (that I know of -- no cold sores), but I do feel that something is happening (or I hope it is, because it hurts so much). I once read that most people have dormant Herpes Simplex Virus, and I do wonder if mine is just getting awakened and ousted right now!
Anyway, I am going to keep pulling, keep using the OO/OO as often as I have been, and try between my starvation and exhaustion to look at the big picture -- that OP does work!
Any thoughts or ideas that you all have would be greatly appreciated. This has truly been an awful week and I feel like this could continue for a while, but I do have a sense that it's not all for the worse.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend,