Hi, this is a problem that I have had for a good portion of my life, but has gotten worse lately.
I will be eating a typical food that I have always eaten without any problem and then suddenly I feel a sharp knife-like pain under my tongue. I found that the only way to relieve this is a child was to twist my tongue upside-down and clamp my mouth shut, or to keep water inside my mouth. My parents would tell me to brush my teeth, but to no avail, and gargling did nothing. The pain was so intense I would be in tears. (This even usually occurred once every year or so) Usually I would claw at the underside and the pain would suddenly go away like a pop. In more recent years, I discovered that if I increases the preassure within my mouth, the pop would happen, and the pain would go away. I began suspecting I might have a cut under my tongue or something that sometimes food would get stuck in.
*However this last time I ate cheerios (which I had eaten fine 3 days before) and the pain occured. The pressure technique relived a huge chunk of the pain, but it still hurt. The right lymph node Swelled, and my Wharton's Ducts were also swollen and very large. I took Ibuprofen to no avail, the gland decreased, but now increases in pain and size every time I eat. Also every-time I swallow.
This has lasted a day and a half, when before it has only been for a few hours. I am confused and distraught, what should I do?
Researching this problem, I came across another website that mentioned this, and said it was calcium deposits in my lymph nodes. This is apparently not common, but can happen.
Later, I noticed that what looked like a white dot was emerging from my duct. Very disturbing. The next morning, the dot popped and came out. Now I feel a LOT better. My gland is still swollen, but now I can eat.