(1000+ posts) Fri Nov-06-09 09:34 PM
OK....calling all of our Psychics!!!
As many of you may know, I've been having problems with dry mouth and dry eyes, following a case of oral Thrush. I've been to three Dr.'s, two of them specialists, and so far they have no answers for me. Something happened just before all of my problems began, and it's been weighing on my mind ever since. I haven't mentioned it to another soul yet, because I was worried people would think I was crazy. I am a client of our local food pantry, and once a month I go in and supplement my pantry with dry goods they offer. Just before all of my problems started, I had stocked up, and one of the items I chose was Banana flavored Cheerios. I love them, I've purchased them before, so I was excited to find them. Thing is, when I got them home, I noticed they they had been opened already, and someone scotch taped the inner package closed. An inner voice said to me "it isn't wise to eat opened food", but then my reasoning kicked in, and I thought, who would tamper with food intended for poor,elderly people??? I was hungry, so I poured myself a bowl. They instantly caused a burning sensation in my mouth, but I finished the bowl.
I however never ate any more, and still have the remainder of the box. When I went to my Dr. the first time regarding my problems, I told him my mouth felt like someone had poisoned me, and that my mouth burned and everything tasted "metallic". He looked at me funny and said"poisoned"??? like I was nuts!! It was at that first examination he diagnosed Thrush, so I chalked it up to my imagination. Does anyone get the feeling that perhaps that cereal had been tampered with, and if so, how do I report it without coming off as a paranoid lunatic? What kind of labs could test the remaining cereal to see if it was??? I'm at my wits end here, and tired of playing my own detective. I just want some answers, and to be able to taste my food, and eat without my tongue feeling like it's on fire!!! Anyone who can HELP, please....I'm desperate!!! JA