I forgot to add. My tongue is so sore, you wouldn't believe it. I see no pustules, no canker sores or fever blisters. Sometimes it's a bright red. Most people wouldn't think a sore tongue would be a big problem, but hey, when you break a toe, it hurts like heck, and a tongue is a lot bigger than a toe. My tongue burns (it feels similar to when you scald your tongue with a hot food), and sometimes it feels numb. It also feels swollen. The sides of the tongues feel sore the way a canker sore would feel, but there aren't any sores. It has been going on for months. I've tried swishing probiotics around in my mouth and putting Vit. E on my tongue. Both help, but only temporarily. Sometimes the soreness extends to the roof of my mouth. Now could all this be due to the iron deficiency I mentioned (see previous), or is it something else? Oh, and I'm not going to write a third post, so here goes: I'm horribly constipated. I occasionally use glycerin enemas (those little weeny enemas you can get at the drugstore). Otherwise, I don't go at all. I don't use the enemas enough to be dependent on them. This is really gross, but I have to use gloves and pull the stools out (talk about pebbles!). I have no urge to go at all. I'm going to start using Miralax, 'cause that's the only option left to me.