I originally posted something like this in the herpes section because I was diagnosed with primary oral hsv-1, but I've gotten to the point now, where I do not believe that it is.
So basically it started 9-25 after my husband and I had our dinner. I fixed a frozen dinner that I had never had before, but all of the ingredients I have had. Anyway, soon after we ate I had this burning/tingling sensation on my bottom lip. It wasn't bad so I just ignored it. The next day it was still there, but again, not bad. That afternoon, after I got off of work, I noticed it had become rather swollen and tender. So I went and picked up some carmex, smothered it on ad forgot about it. By that night, my lip swelled up so bad, and was extremely tender and sore.
On that Tuesday I woke up to a sore/swollen throat with post naisal drip, and my lip still tender and swollen, but not as swollen. I took some benadryl and the sore throat/ drip went away. Later in the morning I started experiencing diarrhea. Nothing horrible, but it made me decide to go to urgent care. They said it was an allergic reaction and prescribed an epipen. I declined because I have no insurance.
Since then I've seen another doctor who thinks its hsv 1. However I have not had any of the other symptoms of hsv. I've not had blistering, swollen glands, flu like symptoms. Any of that. He first prescribed prednisone to see if that would help with swelling, but it really bothered my stomach and caused me to pass dark stool and he took me off. He then prescribed famvir for hsv, and diflucan for thrush.
My symptoms have since been persistent. Swollen tender/ sore lips that nothing helps to lubricate. I had a little bump pop up on the inside my top lip on the left side thats white-ish. My lips will chap up and then peel off and the tenderness starts all over again. Then there is the diarrhea. I'm not sure if the diarrhea is sticking around because of the meds though, because it is a side effect to both.
If anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated.