... started 3 weeks ago, thought it was swollen taste buds, then it got worse to feel just like I scalded my tongue on hot food or liquid. Yesterday my doc prescribed an antidepressant for insomnia, but after only half a pill, got too many side effects and I prefer more natural methods anyway. Just wanted to share that I've found Yogi Bedtime tea to be the most soothing liquid that doesn't sting at all. Also, eating Breyer's Extra Creamy Vanilla ice cream, but will have to up my exercising because of this!! Am taking lots of the amino acid L-Lysine which help heal any kind of mouth sores and such. Good luck to all