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elcollier 09-18-2008 11:02 AM

Burning Mouth Syndrome
Has anyone heard of Burning Mouth Syndrome? I've got it and don't know what I can do to relieve it. Help!!

mountaingurl 09-21-2008 11:52 AM

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[QUOTE=elcollier;3732834]Has anyone heard of Burning Mouth Syndrome? I've got it and don't know what I can do to relieve it. Help!![/QUOTE]

elcollier, I have been experiencing the same symptoms for 11 months now. After many different Dr. visits & tests I went to an Oral Medicine Specialist. She said it could be 1 of 4 things..1.burning mouth syndrome- Possibly caused by hormonal changes which they are now treating with low doses of antidepressents. (They are still not sure why this helps) 2. Silent Gerd- which I will need to see a Gastro Dr. to find out for sure. 3. Chronic Sinusitis-I will need to see an ENT or 4. Vitamin or Iron deficiency.

If you can go to an Oral Medicine Specialist. I found mine at the dental school at a Big University Hospital. She is going to work with me till we get this figured out!

I hope this helps you some! & keep us posted on what you find out too. Sometimes this symptom can also be caused by something as simple as a side affect from a medication. The Oral Surgeon I saw said his Father had it but was caused by his medication.

Nenu 09-24-2008 06:11 AM

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I've definitely heard of it, I've been living with this since June of 2007.

It resulted (in my opinion) from dental work that was done during that period. I went back to the dentist in July of 2007 complaining of numbness in my lips and burning mouth.

I tried Amitriptyline and Neurontin. I had side effects on both, and neither one helped the burning. I know take a small dose (.25mg in the evening, .25mg at bedtime) of Clonazepam, and in my situation this helps.

elcollier 09-28-2008 09:22 AM

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Thank you for the info. I have got a dental hospital appointment in November so I will see how that goes. If anything comes up I will be in touch.

susieqs 10-21-2008 11:31 AM

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Hi - i have been diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome in May 2008. I went to several doctors/dentists before I was referred to a specialist at Unniversity of PA Hospital in PA. It has been difficult explaining to my family what I feel like most of the time and does affect my life. Right now I am on Clonazepam 0.5 at night and Numoisyn Lozenge 3 times a day. They both help. I have been told they can control the affects but can not cure it. I am hoping they are wrong. It was nice to find a support group on line cos no one around here knows what i am talking about. Hope to hear from you soon.:)

MonaS62 05-25-2009 10:10 AM

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I was diagnosed with BMS in 2003. I have seen ever specialist there is out there. I had heard it could last years. I remember bawling and bawling because I thought how can I live with this pain for years. Well, I'm going on my sixth year and I still have it. The pain exists and NO ONE understands. It always progresses through the day. Some days, it's okay; some day, it's off the chart, even my lips begin to burn. The only medicine I have found that helps me is Nuerontin. I take 300mg every day at night. Sometimes I up it to 600mg. During the day, if it gets painful and I just don't want to deal with it, I take a 100mg pill. It numbs the pain a bit. It's the pits. I feel for all of you out there because I live with this, too. Aside from this illness, I am a very healthy woman of 46, thin, active, energetic, etc. The only thing I can figure is that my genetic makeup is not good: mother died of lupus, sister has fybromalgia, aunts are plagued with arthritic illnesses. I guess this is my story. Inflammation of the nerves in my tongue is what I'm guessing. Doctors don't know what to do for me; they can't help really except waste your time on a lot of tests. I do notice that cinnamon and garlic do irritate my tongue, but nothing directly makes me hurt all the time. OH, you know, I do hurt more when I'm not well-rested. So sleep is a factor, which causes issues for my sister with fybro. So it seems to be related, I think. Good luck to anyone out there. I wish you better success than I have had :)

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