Is there such a thing??? My tongue started burning out of no where. I noticed most of what I ate caused my tongue to hurt. Tongue pain? Really? I developed these wide cracks on my tongue that freaked me out! Why was this happening? Yes, I have dry mouth so severe I couldn't speak! My tongue would actually stick to the roof of my mouth. Now I'm on meds for that. Its getting better. Now this. Is there no cure to get rid of this altogether? And yes I also have reflux and cannot go a day w/out my Nexium. I sometimes get the painful heartburn so bad it feels like I'm having a heart attack! I also have depression, back pain, bipolar, migraines, carpol tunnel, tendonitis, rosacea, insomnia, water retention, and more I can't think of right now... probably because I have trouble with short and long term memory. The later may be the cause of being "dead" for over 2 minutes at the age of 2 yrs old from complications of Spinal Meningitis. Im not sure how much more I can take. Is there really light at the end of the tunnel??? I guess on the bright side, my teeth aren't hurting, right!
18 Dec 2011
Wish I knew you're first name as I like monikers.
I don't know about burning mouth syndrome, but I have had the cracks in my tongue, but I brush my tongue every night. The onlymdry mouth I ever had was after smoking pot or taking a certain type of anti-depressant and anticholinergics.
Have u tried Googling it. Maybe there would be useful info online.
Sounds like you've had it kinda rough sweetie. Hope you feel better soon.
19 Dec 2011
I'm sorry - I wish I knew an answer for you. My tongue gets some really deep, sore cracks in it from time to time - and no one seems to know anything about it. I saw an herbalist for over 10 years and she was fascinated with it, but nothing she prescribed every changed it. I can go for long periods of time without it hurting. It always has deep cracks in it, it's just occasionally hurts. If you find out any answers, I would appreciate you sharing it with me. Take gentle care - ElizaJane
24 Feb 2012
I've had rosacea and a burning mouth for over a year... just recently I tried a neti-pot when the mouth becomes intolerable. It really helps!! I can't imagine why, unless it's related to the saline solution... maybe connected to some type of sinus thing? At any rate, the neti-pot gives me immediate relief, so you may want to try it. God knows, I've tried everything else... it's the only thing that helps me. Good luck!
29 Apr 2012
I, too have the same burning tongue issues and at times my mouth feels as dry as cotton. I feel your pain because I know how much this hurts. I've tried everything from putting vaseline on my tongue, drinking ice water, etc. and nothing ever helped. Then one day I mentioned it to my primary care physician and, as crazy as this sounds, she suggested that I get motts apple juice (unsweetened) and take a sip and hold it in my mouth while swishing it on my tongue. I laughed out loud. She said she had just been to a seminar about burning mouth syndrome and they found that this helps due to the pectin in the apple juice. I bought the apple juice and started swishing and holding it in my mouth several times a day. It actually worked. I couldn't believe it.
I hope you have the same success that I found from apple juice so you can get some relief from this horrible problem.
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