Nov 05, 2014
After two years of tongue problems I was finally was diagnosed two weeks ago with a salivary gland disorder through a gammagraphy (a CT scan). My salivary glands are not working properly and this is what explain why my tongue is always dry or with thick/sticky saliva (xerostomia).
Now this Friday I am having a lip biopsy to rule out Sjogren Syndrome (SS).
From what I have found, it seems I was infected with a virus (probably retrovirus) through oral sex (the cervical swollen lymph node about 10 days to 2 weeks after exposure is clearly indication of that). This virus then triggered an inmmune reaction and this inmmune reaction triggered SS (or something like) which in return is causing the salivary gland disorder. It makes perfect sense.
There's literature supporting the thesis that retroviruses might cause SS or SS like symptoms: