There are a bunch of weird things my body is doing right now to freak me out, but for some reason I'm fixating on my tongue. A month or so ago I noticed a weird whitehead-looking bump on the underside, and since then I've had a lump in my tongue that I can notice when I scrape it between my upper and lower teeth. Annoying/scary enough, but I also have a tiny, painful bump on the side of my tongue (like an inflamed taste bud), random sore throats, a swollen tongue with teeth indents on the sides, and what I expect is an oral yeast infection but Oh God What If It's Worse.
I've been doing pretty good not freaking out so far (and getting up my courage to see a doctor), but tonight it's much, much harder and a lot scarier. My mouth hurts, my tongue feels like it's too big for my mouth, and to top it all off my TMJD is acting up so I can't even close my mouth properly. Ugh. I'm tired of spending so much of my free time in a cold panic.
On the upside, I've managed not to google (although it took shutting off my internet for a few hours to get over the worst of my urges to do so), and I think I'll have the courage to book a GP appointment tomorrow. Small victories.