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I am a 52 year old woman who recently staring having a burning sensation in my mouth. I went through several physicians and ended up with a ear, nose and throat doctor. He put me on zinc, vitamin c and iron supplements (we did find I was a little low on Vitamin C). Because I wasn't sleeping and couldn't concentrate he put me on Ativan 2 mg every 8 hours or as needed. I split the pills in half and usually take one about noon and before bed. I just read how addictive Ativan is and am concerned about that. Yet what choice do I have the burning makes seems to take all my energy away. By the end of the day I feel drained, depressed and tired. Then I have trouble sleeping. Does any one else have this problem?

Thanks-Worried in Michigan