So during the worst part of my sickness, I had to take my tongue ring out because every time it touched my tongue it (and everything else that touched my tongue) tasted horrible. I took it out over night, and managed to get it back in the next morning. I did the same thing the next day as well. But it just wasn't COMFORTABLE having it in my mouth. The hole had healed up enough that it was making my tongue cramp up having the ring in there.