I really should see the dentist anyways, Ironically, shortly after my last visit (like...ten years ago...) I had my first long lasting episode of these issues a few months later. I actually had a sore in my mouth which is why I went, and I had to pester the heck out of them to give me something for it (she kept saying, oh it's nothing, it's nothing!) then a week later it was worse, and I had to go again! Eventually they gave me some stuff for t, and a few months later I had some really bad stomach issues that lasted for nearly a year, then sort of eased off. Then came back a few years later, then again eased, then came back again and haven't gone away, and have just gotten worse. During this time I've had like, three ear infections, several courses of Antibiotics and have been put on remicaide (sp?) for psoriatic arthritis...so...yea, it really, really sucks. I've had psorias since i was a teen though so the skin thing has always been an issue.