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Are there any recent success stories relating to burning mouth syndrome? I have dealt with this condition for several months on occassions and have experienced intense burning for weeks. When I am focused in activities, I don't appear to have as much pain as I experience when I'm not active. I have been to an internist, a dentist, two oral surgeons, and have an appointment with an allergist in several days. I have been prescribed vitamin B supplements, Prilosec and Magic Mouthwash. None of these medications have provided any relief. I am searching for any advice or recommendations that may help to alleviate this pain.

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Hello deandweller,

Beyond any meds I've taken, I've found that altering my diet and habits has reduced my discomfort greatly.  I think I've almost always found that behavioral modication works best.  I started drinking more fluids and in particular I drink green, red or white tea warm or cold.  I add nothing to them and I drink them all day long.  I used to smoke and I quick and that made a difference.  I still drink wine but that's only on the weekends and I keep it to one or two glasses (that's my treat).  I also stay away from hot and spicey foods (anything that is strong).  I like licorice but I have to say no.  I brush my teeth with toothpaste for sensitive teeth.  Keeping active is always good because that draw your mind away from the discomfort. 

 

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