I'm on about 8 weeks of pain. They gave me this to use as a mouth rinse to hopefully numb and reset the nerves in my tongue. I have a burning sensation on my tongue all the time and very dry mouth, especially when I sleep. I'm on my fourth doctor (this time a dentist) and this was her option. Just wondering how long it will take to work
texasnic204. Hello, this is just food for thought but it might be something you can ask your doctor about. I had a bad case of Strep Throat a few months back, and my doctor, of course, prescribed an antibiotic, gave me a shot, and prescribed me a mouthwash for the severe throat pain. I laughed a little, inside, when I read the prescription. I had never heard of it before, and even asked the pharmacist if it was worth filling. She said absolutely. I would love it. The name of it is Magic Mouthwash. There are more than one names for it that have different medications in them. I know mine had at least hydrocortisone and lidocaine hydrochloride in it. And boy, let me tell you, it worked it's magic. It did numb my tongue, but that didn't bother me, it took the severe pain in my throat away. I got a big bottle of it too. I only used less than half, but still have it, in case I need some more magic for a soar throat. Just something you might want to throw at your doctor. I hope this helps a little. An idea, anyway can't hurt. Hope you get some relief soon. Ruth
Hello Texas. Assuming you live in Texas as I do I first want to tell you how sorry I am that you are suffering from this hideous condition. I've endured for over 8 years and about 14 different doctors. I'm not sure we ever get an answer on the cause. I can't remember all the Meds I've tried with absolutely no effect. I did have surgery which helped but extremely difficult to recover from so I would recommend trying different Meds before that. The only prescription that has ever helped me is Amitriptyline. If I had known about this drug before surgery I'm not sure I would have had a doctor drilling into my skull. Good luck and God Bless. BTW this drug is listed as an anti-depressive but also used to treat nerve pain and helps you sleep.
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