My mom has been suffering with burning mouth syndrom on and off for the... last 5 or 6 years. She's had constant pain, on a daily basis, for the last few weeks; it's been so bad that it wakes her up in the middle of the night! Mom was diagnosed with Addison's Disease within the same timeframe; does anyone know if BMS and Addison's Disease could be somehow related? Any suggestions for relief would be greatly appreciated
Are Burning Mouth Syndrome and Addisons disease related in any way?
- 21 May 2011 by onij
- 1 April 2018
- pain, addison's disease, burning mouth syndrome, burning, mouth
Added 24 May 2011:
Would anyone know of a medication for BMS that would burn when ingested; a few years ago, a physician wanted to prescribe a medication such as this. My mom was hesitant at the time but now has come to realize that this medication may help since hot food seems to sooth the inside of her mouth. I thought it may have capisin in it, but I don't believe so since all I've come across is "topical" cream. Also mom seems to believe that she was disagnosed with BMS prior to Addison's Disease. Thank you all!
Hi, the only 'official' listing of complaints about the mouth due to addisons is that a person can develop brown patches on the tongue and inside of the mouth. There is a theory though that the treatment for addisons, hydrocortisone, can cause the burning sensation in the mouth. It would be a good idea to seek advice from your mothers doctor to discuss this
Can't answer your question about BMS and connection to Addison's but here is a very thorough discussion of BMS by the Mayo Clinic you might read:
There are numerous pages and includes treatments both prescription and home remedies for this condition.
Hello, I also suffer from Burning Mouth Syndrom and what I was told was that normally women suffer from it, some men but not many. And I was told it was due hormones... I had a dental procedure done and shortly after that my sister - in - law passed away from breast cancer, then I had to help all my family to leave for Michigan... as my dentist explained it with the stress of all the above it was like I had three strikes and I was out and developed all the traits. And it can last up to 7 years... :( I am on a anti seizure/anti depression drug and a drug that is with the Valium family at night... it does help but stress and bring it back... the other a make sure she uses a spray for her mouth that puts the enzymes that is need for the mouth back in with this spray called Biotene Mouth Spray (Wal-Mart)... that does help with some of the pain... I hope this was a bit helpful... I do know how your mom feels... please let her know I am thinking about her.
is your mom taking a steroid. the erosion of the oral mucosa is common with steroids used to treat Addison's. The oral mucosa in a 30 year old turns over (grows new cells and sloughs off old ones) about 11 times in 24 hours. Oral mucosal erosion can be helped by adding 4 (tabs) B 12 dots (available at Walmart-ask the pharmacist) daily dissolved in the mouth. Check with your doctor because folic acid may also be added to prevent the blood tests from looking wierd.
get off all meds and stay away from alcohol. meds and alcohol use nutrients. I use to get burning mouth real bad, noticed that both meds and alcohol can cause it. quit both, burning started going away. Meds can block absorption of nutrients and can deplete nutrients that already exist in the body. Alcohol and meds are bad bad bad. And it can be either/or. What I mean is, it can be just meds causing burning mouth or just alcohol causing burning mouth.
But yea, once I decided to say no to big pharma and stopped drinking completely(was not a heavy drinker btw), the burning started going away, ear problems(ringing, popping) that came with it subsided and is still improving... it started feeling like I had a new mucosa if that makes any sense, like it felt a bit raw but like it was getting better. I can now even smoke marijuana with no problem again
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