Tina, I am 61 and developed Burning Mouth Syndrome about 3 years ago. But I have been highly sensitive to salty foods for many years; so much so that I now eat only bland foods. Overly sweet foods bother me too. When I eat very flavorful foods my face feels hot and sweats. And now, soon after eating, BMS symptoms appear or worsen. Doctors/Dentists were no help until I found a neurologist who created a liquid "swish" for me to use before eating. It is made up at a compounding pharmacy. Active ingredients are amitriptyline, gabapentin, and lidocaine. I rinse and spit it out about 5 minutes before eating. I don't use it very often because the medicine is expensive and loses effectiveness in about two weeks (refrigerated). Also it has an unpleasant taste. However, it does allow me to be relatively symptom-free while and after eating a meal in social situations where I have little control over the menu.
Do you have any facial symptoms in addition to the burning mouth?
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