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Extreme Pain in the Roof of your Mouth with first meal



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Okay this literally just happened to me. And it has happened before. I have been dieting lately. I woke up at 10AM and just decided to eat a sandwich. I got the cramp on the roof of my mouth. Exactly how you guys have explained it. I tried to stop eating after that first bite. It continued. So I decided to just keep eating the sandwich. And the cramp subsided. This is a hilarious symptom I’m my opinion and very interesting that so few people know or talk about it!!!

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Oh my gosh, that's exactly what I feel! Yes, I also have trouble in eating my first meal in the morning--or after I fasting. It's extremely painful and yes, it feels exactly the same as getting foot cramp--except it happens in your soft palates! I've already had it for more than 10 years I guess. I don't even have bands. But I do have problems with my wisdom teeth--their positions are somewhat abnormal. The worst food is usually breads. I used to have toasted sandwiches as Breakfast, and once I took a bite, bam! The pain stings like hell. It mostly happens when I didn't drink something warm first. I recall that if I drink warm beverages as my first "meal", the soft palates would feel like it stretches out, and it will get tightened, but not in the same awful pain as the one I have without drinking warm beverages. So usually I will let it "moves", until I feel it becomes more relaxed, then I take my first bite of food. Sad is, whenever I describe this symptomp to any dentist I met (I've asked 3 dentists, one is a senior dental surgery doctor), they will look at me like I'm telling a fictional illness... The last one I met, the surgeon, even laughed at me when I told him about "the cramp in the roof of my mouth". But he then explained that the cramp's probably caused by the jaw dropping syndrom I had because of the wisdom teeth. Since I'm still annoyed by his laughing at me, I googled the cramp symptomp and stumbling into this post. Glad to know that I'm not the only one! Someone said it's also because of the lack of Vitamin? Thank you, I'll try to consume more of it in the future.

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OMG!! I am no longer banded (port infection required it to be removed). I'm online trying to learn more about the sleeve surgery and was looking for Lapland to sleeve experiences when I came across this. I had this "cramping" in the roof of my mouth while banded (and not for the last two years since band has been off). I never could find answers about this condition. This is the first time I've heard anyone else describe it. It was the most bizarre feeling -- and really uncomfortable.

A Vitamin deficiency is an interesting theory.

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When I was young I often had the experience of beginning breakfast with a donut or toast and jam. It would bring on a pain in my palate which was kind of a cramping pain - a tight sharp pain that lasted a couple minutes. Drinking did not relieve it. This has not happened for decades, however.

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Hey if you ever have to opt for dentures you guys are going to be miserable as heck!

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I believe this is related to fasting. I have not had the band and I get this sensation every time I break a fast that's over 20+ hours or an overnight fast. Those who have had the band are most likely going through longer periods of fasting than previously in their life which is why they might experience the same discomfort.

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So I know what this is from. I have fasted before I ever got the band, and always had this pain when I broke my fast. However now that I have been on a liquid diet for a week (my longest fasts were 24 hours) I have never experienced such intense pain as now.

it makes sense that a doctor who never fasted before wouldn’t have heard of this, but everyone in my religious community who fasts knows about this. When banded we are essentially fasting for much longer, hence the pain.

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I’ve always called the phenomenon “pancake palate paroxysms.” Happens only occasionally with the first bite of high-carb foods like waffle, pancake or doughnut. I’ve never had a band. Fun to finally hear that other people have it, but it appears that no one knows for sure what it is!!

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I have the same thing but it is not from your band or from any weight loss surgery you can have this and never had that. it actually is still a mystery to science. some think it comes from being dehydrated so make sure you get lots of fluids and try drinking Water first thing in the morning. they have meds for it but mine never last long its pretty painful but goes away in about 5 minutes

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This thread just gave me so much comfort! I do not have a band, but this pain in the roof of my mouth has been happening for 10 years now. I remember when it started, every time I would eat something for the first time that day the roof of my mouth, in the back near my throat, would start to swell and the pain would be so bad I was unable to eat until it stopped. It was happening so often at first I would be scared to eat in the morning. It would also happen with really cold Water, so I thought that any hot or cold substance would cause this, but I could find NO answer as to why this was happening. I don't fast intentionally, maybe I do need more Vitamin B as someone stated. Since then it has calmed down a lot and only happens every so often but it is the strangest thing! I'm so happy I'm not crazy!!

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Hi. I signed up just to comment here. I have been getting these "roof of mouth cramps" since I was a teenager! I am 45 years old and have never had any type of weightloss surgery. I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed before they even dropped down. When I was a teenager (and younger), the dentists were big on fluoride tray treatments and they always had to use the smallest size children's tray on me or an adult small and cut the ends off. They always commented and teased me about how small my mouth was. I wonder if it is related to the muscle cramps? When I told my parents, dentist, doctor, husband about them they laugh at me and some have even said, "There aren't muscles in the roof of your mouth!" But it feels just like a leg or foot cramp only on the roof of my mouth! It hurts and as others have said it just has to go away on its own. Comes in like a SUDDEN wrecking ball and leaves just as mysteriously. I think I should note: I take complex Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Magnesium, 5,000 IU D3, etc daily. Also I drink a minimum of 8 glasses of Water per day so I don't think dehydration is the issue... Also for me I don't even have to be drinking or eating anything at all. I'm sick right now so having to breathe thru my mouth and I can feel another spasm or cramp wanting to come on from the cool air entering my mouth. Maybe that has something to do with it? Anyhow, thanks for this thread.

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