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Does Anyone Have An Issue With Feeling Like You Have A Thick Tongue Making It Hard To Talk?

Does Anyone Have An Issue With Feeling Like You Have A Thick Tongue Making It Hard To Talk?

I have been experiencing an intermittent sensation of having a thick tongue causing me to jumble my words , interrupt my speech and at times I bite my tongue. I can’t see any difference in my tongue. I do not have excessive drooling.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have a chronic illness group plus fibromyalgia group this has been asked so I went in my file to find it...I hope this helps....

Why does your tongue feel heavy?

If your tongue feels heavy or sluggish or thick tongue, it might be a result of dysarthria. Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them, and can cause facial paralysis, tongue, or throat muscle weakness. Certain medications can cause the condition. There are several other accompanying symptoms, such as slurred or slow speech, and difficulty moving your tongue, that could be a sign of dysarthria. If you have any of these signs, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Your tongue might also feel heavy if it’s swollen. A swollen tongue can result from a range of things, including infection, inflammation, allergies, and trauma. Potential infectious causes of a swollen tongue include herpes simplex, a yeast infection, and a strep infection. Mild and serious allergies, like an insect bite or a drug and food allergy, can cause a swollen tongue. Trauma and inflammation can happen as a result of biting your tongue, eating hot and spicy food, or being irritated by dental equipment, which can result in a swollen tongue. If you know it’s the latter option, you can wait a few days while avoiding irritating foods (like spicy and hard, crunchy items) until the swelling goes down.If you have a swollen tongue due to allergies or an infection, contact your local practitioner and trace back when and how you first developed your symptoms to receive the best treatment.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hello Ladies,
Special shout out to everyone! The question of Dysarthia brought me to Google to learn what this condition is. The condition has several causes for this disorder.
The article mentioned muscle weakness and uncoordination in the process of Swallowing food. Something caught my attention; The difficulty of eating, drinking, and SWALLOWING. Theses complaints have been floating around from many people here in our Family. Muscle weakness, and uncoordination is, or may be one of the reasons, some people are afflicted. I have had the feeling of thick tongue myself for the last year ot two. I had bit my tongue so many times it left a pea size lump. I did this often, making eating uncomfortable.
I presumed, a tooth pulled in the back of my mouth, slowly moved some of my teeth with little gaps, a bit larger. My teeth were always in great shape, but I had this tooth pulled and I noticed a lisp. Which came about in the last year or less.
I also experienced difficulty with food or drink, when Swallowing. I thought how silly, I have to concentrate on something that happens voluntary. The mucscles, to move the food down the conveyer belt, seemed to stop. I could not swallow I just sat there wondering what the heck! It lasted many months. And resolved it self without realizing normalcy had returned.

Of course, there are many possibilities and talking to your doctor may bring about a solution and a proper diagnosis.
Sharing your stories here, jars my memory, of past and present issues I just chucked it off to FMS. Live with it.

Warm Hugs, Love and Peace be with you all.
🙏♥️♥️🐾🐾♥️♥️🙏

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have experienced what I call a tired tongue and throat too. My tongue feels really fat and stiff. It becomes difficult for me to chew food, move food around in my mouth while I'm eating something, and it's difficult to swallow. The muscles in my tongue, mouth and neck ache when that happens. I've talked to doctors about it and I've been examined but nothing serious was found.
I watched a documentary on CFS years ago where the woman doing the interview followed a lady who had CFS for 24 hours of a typical day for her. She talked about having feeling exactly how I feel when eating and how difficult it was to chew and swallow an orange because her tongue, and jaw muscles became so tired and sore as she chewed. I could see she was having a great deal of difficulty finishing and swallowing that orange.
I hope this helps. My problem comes and goes, sometimes bad and at times hardly there at all. Gentle hugs to you.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Can anxiety make my tongue feel funny?
Anxiety can make you feel a lot of weird sensations in your body, including your tongue. If you’re having an anxiety attack, or you suffer from chronic anxiety, you might experience numbness or a tingling sensation on your tongue. You might even think your tongue feels swollen. Anxiety does not cause the tongue to swell, but it does make you feel more aware of your body, and in the middle of an anxiety attack, these tongue symptoms can seem more pronounced and concerning. As with other parts of the body, stress changes how the body functions and your tongue is no exception.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Good morning Dearest

I did experience this once, and on investigating this, my GP suggested that I may have been lacking Iron /B12/Magnesium hence I would also sip on lots of water.
Please check it out.
Thinking of you and remain in faith

posted 10 months ago
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