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10 years ago  ::  Nov 17, 2008 - 12:52AM #1
newmuslimlady
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has experienced or even known anyone with burning mouth syndrome?   It feels like you drank hot coffee and it burned your tounge and sometimes your mouth.   It mostly just effects my tounge.  I've had it bad for a few months now and don't know what to do about it.   Just thought maybe someone might know anything about it and maybe something that will make it better.  I've tried one thing, Biotene(sp) mouth-wash and it seemed to make it worse.  I also have acid reflux and don't know if it can have something to do with it?   All comments appreciated.  :)   Thank you.
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10 years ago  ::  Nov 20, 2008 - 12:50PM #2
windwizard
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muslimlady
I have heard of people experiecing this ,yes.  However I cannot recall off hand what it was caused from.  Im sorry I couldnt be of more help.  Maybe your family doctor or local dentist might have an idea?
Acid reflux is oh so painful after its been around for a number of years.  My mother finally had to get her gallbladder removed, and if I recall she was having some difficulty prior to having it removed.....in which she was complaining of this type of feeling in her throat.  It has been a while now so I dont recall if she every said the acid upset her tongue or not.  I can see where in fact it could definatly bother the lining of ones mouth, but I do not know of a treatment or any form of relief.  I suggest asking a family doctor as it is something that will most likely require a perscription to heal.
Let me know how you make out my dear.

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9 years ago  ::  Nov 28, 2008 - 6:59PM #3
karbie
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I have had the burning tongue you describe, and it was because of the gastric reflux being bad enough  that if I was laying flat  I've actually woken up from the pain of the acid coming up the back of my throat and hitting my tongue.
  My son's dentist gave me grief after a check-up for being so unobservant I didn't realize my son was bulimic. He isn't; but the result of the gastric reflux has actually left scar ridges on his tongue from years of the acid. I have them as well, but taking prescription medication for it has calmed things down for both of us. I wish his had been caught sooner, both to have spared him the pain and because the acid has weakened his teeth and he's needed crowns.
  Biotene is used to help you make more saliva if you have dry mouth, but in your case I'd imagine that the extra saliva was just hitting sore spots. I hope you get some relief soon.
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9 years ago  ::  Nov 29, 2008 - 6:05PM #4
andrewcyrus
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[QUOTE=newmuslimlady;900800]Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has experienced or even known anyone with burning mouth syndrome?   It feels like you drank hot coffee and it burned your tounge and sometimes your mouth.   It mostly just effects my tounge.  I've had it bad for a few months now and don't know what to do about it.   Just thought maybe someone might know anything about it and maybe something that will make it better.  I've tried one thing, Biotene(sp) mouth-wash and it seemed to make it worse.  I also have acid reflux and don't know if it can have something to do with it?   All comments appreciated.  :)   Thank you.[/QUOTE]


More than likely it's something in your diet that you are allergic too. To much acidic food and drink may cause it. Try drinking at least 100 oz of H2O daily and supplement with soy milk for a while, limit the crunchy stuff.

I burned the top of my mouth on some fresh baked pastry.. and find that the burn is irritated by acidy crunchy foods.
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9 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2008 - 5:15PM #5
Grandma-M
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I have had this for about 10 years.  I went to a specialist to get help.  A doctor of the ear, nose, throat.  Can't remember what the name of that specialty is.  He gives me a prescription of Lidocaine Viscous 2% Oral Solution 100mg.  I take about a tablespoon full. Hold it on the tongue, cheeks, under the tongue and/or the back of the throat.  Then swallow it.  I also have the burn go down the throat and to the stomach.  I have gurd. or acid reflux.  I used to take a prescription for this,but have found that if I eat activia lowfat yogart, made by dannon, 3 or 4 times a day, I don't have the problem any more. So I no longer take the pills.  But if I miss using the yogart, then I get the reflux again.   I had it so bad every day that I couldn't miss a single dose of the prescription without having major reflux. The acid burned very bad.  I have to use the solution nearly every day for the burning mouth, tongue and throat.  Depending on what I eat.  I hope this has helped you.  God bless.     P.S.  My doctor said there is no cure for this.
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9 years ago  ::  Mar 06, 2009 - 9:22AM #6
Charoo
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I too have acid reflux disease and I am on medication.  I'm going back on the Activia and see if that helps me.  Thanks Gramdma-M.

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7 years ago  ::  Jun 01, 2011 - 3:15PM #7
Singer101
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I have that burning on my tongue and throut...have had this going on for quite a while and didn't even realize it had a name...just lived with it! I have had terrible migraines and finally saw a dr about it. It turns out the medication I take for that, is one that can be used for burning mouth syndrome. I am taking 10 mg of Amatriptalyn (Elivil generic) and it is not only helping prevent migraines, but my mouth burns a lot less. I still notice it from time to time, but its not as often or as intense! Yay! Killed two birds with one stone! I will tell you that if you take this medicine, give it a good week or more to shake off the sleepy feeling....Its been almost 2 wks and I now feel "normal" again! From what I can gather, migraines and burning mouth can be a problem for some pre/post menapausal women...I am 43 and I think this is the case. It could stop at some point when the hormones balance out, but until then...this is helping! Good luck ya'll!

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 05, 2012 - 3:11PM #8
Heavensangel59
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Hi i have burning mouth sydrome and i think too much sugar and also high acid drinks causes it...it does mine anyhow,also dry mouth and dentures do...in order to get mine in control i have to just drink plain water for a few days and stay well hydrated,stay away from sugar and juices"high acid"and dry mouth.I hope this helps everyone.  :)Taking vitamin b also on a daily basis helps keep it gone. God Bless!

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6 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 12:30PM #9
Duchess2
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I have been suffering from severe dry mouth for about a year now, then about 3 months ago my mouth started burning everytime I brushed my teeth and used mouthwash. I switched toothpaste & mouthwash to non alcohol but it is continuously getting worse. It is now waking me up at night and I can't drink any carbohydrated drinks or my mouth feels like I drank acid. I take vitamins but I do need extensive dental work. I am a 40 yr. old woman and I had a baby 3 yrs. ago, and my menstrual cycle is still like clock work, so I don't think I can be perimenopausal. If anyone has any advise they can give me I am willing to try anything.
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5 years ago  ::  Jan 01, 2013 - 11:34AM #10
Koehler
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I realize it's years later now and wonder how you are now.


I have burning mouth syndromne.  This is my second time with the condition.  It is neurological, and I have multiple cranial neuropathies.  I have damage to my peripheral and cranial nerves due to lupus either damaging the myelin sheath or causing system wide compressions or both.  I had pn for over a dozen years, am a controlled diabetic type 2 (have the good aic's to prove it lol) and now the pn is gone..GONE..and I've been dx'd with trigeminal neuralgia, geniculate neuralgia, occipital neuralgia, tarsal tunnel left foot, carpal tunnel right hand, and ulnar neuropathy. This is my second run in with burning mouth and tongue.  Pop feels like acid, but feels soothing in a strange way.  The pain "moves"around my tongue but seems to be on mainly on the sides. At times I also have trouble swalllwing and the pain varies in length and intensity.  My first neurologist was skeptical that this existed, but my newest one has agreed to do a nerve biopsiy so we can see exactly whats going on.  I have had MRI's, including a high res Fiesta that shows nothing.

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