Thank you for thinking about me! I am slogging through the days with the goal of keeping the discomfort tuned out. Like a computer program, it is always running in the background.. ( I call it BMS 3.0)… Anyway, I tried the Claritin as someone suggested, and have not noticed much of a difference yet. The Lidocaine gel is still the only thing that quells the fire, albeit temporarily. I have been wondering if anyone else has dreams about being in pain? Most sites describing BMS say the only relief sufferers experience comes during sleep. That is not the case for me. I often dream I am pulling glass shards of broken Christmas ornaments from my mouth, and upon waking realize the burning has intensified during the night . Despite all this nonsense, I still managed to live a blessed life. This website has become a source of comfort to me, and I am thankful we can share our experiences.