... 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
I have been told that this is caused by the trigeminal nerve that goes to the mouth and around he lips. Have tried everything from an MRI to all kinds of tests. Nothing found. Taking clonazapam which does help some, but must take it as soon as I feel the pain coming on. If I miss that window, the drugs really do not do much. I have had this for about 12 years. Has anyone found anything that helps? Heard R-Lipoic Acid by RalaPure R is said to cure it. Calling them tomorrow. Will let the group know if I find out anything good. Has anyone tried this yet? Thanks, Linda
I diagnosed myself also. Mine started just like yours. My doctor and dentist thought it was a result of switching toothpaste, although I am not at all convinced It only affects my tongue and lips. After 6 weeks I started noticing a change and was diagnosed with thrush. I was prescribed a mouthwash of lidocaine/nystatin combo. It helps but has not solved the problem. It's been several months since this all started. I chew Extra sugarfree gum which helps the dry mouth. I take several vitamins including L-lysine & B-complex (although bloodtest did not reveal any definciency). I did see some improvement after taking the probiotic acidophilus. The worst of the burning mouth went away after the first several weeks but I my lips still burn off and on. Some days are better than others. I hear stress can really have an affect on this condition. Good luck to you and keep us informed!
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