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iluvkatz
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Burning mouth syndrome (BMS)

Posted by @iluvkatz, Jun 8, 2016

I have had BMS for 14 months. Does anyone know if this is an autoimmune disease?

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Great question, @iluvkatz. Mayo Clinic classifies BMS as a chronic pain disorder, noting that burning mouth syndrome is the medical term for ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. Included here is more information on BMS, its symptoms/causes as well as various treatment methods (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/home/ovc-20179959).

I’m also tagging @jamesmanning60, @ilovebooks1943 and @morgens – all members who have discussed burning mouth syndrome. @iluvkatz, do you have specific relief methods that subside the pain?

I was taking lisinopril. I had read that the drug could cause BMS. So with doc’s approval, I stopped the med. Within several days, the pain diminished. My tongue still burns to a lesser degree, mouth is still full of sores and I can’t taste food very well.

i had bms for many years with no diagnosis. finally tests determined sjogrens, no help but nice to know. sometimes the newer saliva increasers mixed with a little liquid benedryl helps.

@uncbball

i had bms for many years with no diagnosis. finally tests determined sjogrens, no help but nice to know. sometimes the newer saliva increasers mixed with a little liquid benedryl helps.

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Hi uncbball,
Just came across your posting.. Can you tell me the name(s) of any of the newer saliva increasers you’ve tried?
A rheumatologist gave me pilocarpine (salagen) and then civemeline- the first worked for a while then brought on a chalky taste, the 2nd actually made my mouth drier.
I appreciate it if you can get back to me.

Maggie45

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