I have had burning mouth syndrome, dry mouth and numerous mouth sores for about 2 years. I have tried almost every cream, pill, mouth rinse, gels etc, to treat these issues,,but nothing much has helped. I heard that amitryptaline (sp. ?) has proven to be very helpful to some people who have similar issues. Has anyone every used this drug for this purpose? What dosage have you taken? Has it been helpful to you in alleviating some of your symptoms?
Hi there Profbev. I have wrote a number of times on this website about Amitriptyline and
YES it does help, it is not a cure but I could not have coped with my BMS without it. I take
3 - 4 tablets a day (one tabliet being 10mg) It calms the BMS immensely, well for me it
does and I hope it will for you. I wish something could be done for BMS sufferers, unknown by some Doctors. Is there hope - I dont know. but it can be so very very powerful.
Good Luck. .. .
Oh my goodness, I have never heard of BMS until I got it 10 months ago! I can certainly sympathize with everyone who has this... it's awful. I had several tooth procedures within a month with each time a needle stick of Novacaine in my jaw to deaden my mouth. Apparently one of those sticks damaged a nerve in my jaw, resulting in BMS according to my oral surgeon. He first prescribed Prazosin, but that ended up causing me intestinal issues. He then put me on Amitriptylin 100mg at night. I have only been on this for 3 weeks now. My pros and cons about it is that is makes me sleep good but too long (9-10 hours). Cons about it is sleepiness, constipation which is extremely bad for me since having severe diverticulosis, and it seems to be raising my blood sugar (I'm diabetic on 3 pills plus insulin). It has taken the edge off the burning but it definitely is still with me all day. I constantly chew gum or suck on sugar free hard candy.
Ice and ice water seem to make the burning worse. I go back to the oral surgeon in about a week and I'm going to ask him about Klonopin or Clonazepam. I've read that it might be a better medication. I feel for everyone out there that has this awful condition! By the way the oral surgeon told me to never have another needle stick in my mouth... so from now on I'll have to be sedated or have general anesthesia for ANY dental work! Even cleanings will affect the burning! I hope you can find some relief!
Trust me - I had BMS for about 1 year and spent thousands of dollars on trying to find relief, I went to so many GP's, Specialists, Dentist, Naturopaths to no avail. In fact that even put me on potent antideppressants. I was so desperate. My saving grace was an accupunturist who treated me with accupunture and gave me herbal medicine and guess what in three months my pain is gone. Do not listen to the GP's saying is acid reflux, silient reflux they dont care they want to pump you up with drugs and you are a number. BMS is the worse pain you can endure, trust me I know - thank God I found a way out and am free of it. Good luck. Ps - find a very good accupunturist that is highly qualified. (Koda Wellness in Chatswood)
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