Does anyone on this forum have - or know someone who has - BMS? Burning Mouth Syndrome? I'm not sure this is my problem, but so far a handful of doctors, one an oral surgeon, thinks it is.
I have a lot of GI issues and more...(including 75% stenosis in my right carotid artery above my ear in a lower part of my brain, not neck). In mid June (after I fell ill suddenly) I noticed a very strong burning sensation on my tongue and in my mouth; accompanied by a bad taste on the tongue. I would come and go. But now it's constant...24/7. And horrible.
I'm post menopausal, will be 59 in a few weeks. I've read where BMS seems to affect mostly post menopausal women and some researchers think it may be hormonally connected. But no one knows for sure.
If anyone has this, would you mind sharing your experience or any treatments that have worked for you?
Out of desperation (from months of chronic nausea) and a 'suspicious' gall bladder test I had my gall bladder removed hoping that would solve my chronic nausea...It didn't. And now the burning tongue issue is worse. I've been tested for acid reflux and although it does feel like I have GERD the ph monitoring 24 hour test indicated I had no significant reflux, acid or non-acid. Still...I have no idea if that is still true.
Any suggestions? Ideas?