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No specific treatment works for all people. However, your doctor can prescribe medicine to help you manage mouth pain, dry mouth, or other symptoms. If your doctor finds a health problem or other cause for your burning mouth, then you have what’s called secondary BMS.
The surgeon described it as a grade one (the lowest of 4 grades, I believe). Nevertheless, he has instructed me to double up on the PPI at least until he schedules a repeat endoscopy in 6 months (and I strongly suspect he will then recommend my staying on that regimen for life.) He claims that many my age (77) are on this dosage of a proton pump inhibitor for the long term without ill effect, and he says my complete lack of symptoms is due to the fact that my reflux does not reach high enough for me to be aware of it. Still, I am very apprehensive about this high dosage every day, although after a week on this increased dosage I have experienced only slight, intermittent stomach pain but more frequent nighttime bloating and gas. I have read that this high dosage, at my age, can make one more susceptible to fractures (blocks absorption of calcium?) and I am an active skier.
Was told that my esophagus was “raw” because of all the acid reflux and was immediately put on Nexium which I took for about 3 months. I did notice an improvement during those months but the idea of a lifetime commitment to taking this drug bothered me so I researched other alternative ways to cope with it, which did help a little but by any means, do not prevent the GERD symptoms from occurring.
Now most of the old symptoms are all back, and I am on the strongest meds available. I wake in the middle of the night choking on reflux.
This acid may also irritate your throat. Some patients will also report trouble going to sleep and staying asleep throughout the night. Patients also often report other symptoms such as headache, fatigue, shoulder pain, back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, burning of the skin or genital area, panic attacks, palpitations and ringing in the ears. BMS is not caused by dentures or infections although wearing dentures sometimes makes the burning worse.
GERD is diagnosed when you have constant, frequent, chronic heartburn. Heartburn and GERD feels like a painful or burning sensation in your upper abdomen behind the breastbone, sometimes going up into your throat. It may feel as if there is a hot, acidic, or sour tasting fluid at the back of the throat or you may have a sore throat. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn have nothing to do with the heart, even though it seems like a burning sensation in the chest. The esophagus lies just behind the heart, so heartburn can be confused with a heart problem.
With a sore tummy, painful to eat or drink, and constant heartburn, I had gone back to the doctor several times. He told me I had a virus. Finally, I told him I feel silly about complaining, but I have constant headaches, stomach aches, a hard time eating and drinking, and a lack of general energy. I had a really bad cold over Christmas which left me with a dry cough, and sore throat and tongue, and I also find swallowing very painful.
[Medline]. ThrushThrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the Candida fungus. Symptoms of thrush include pain or difficulty swallowing, a feeling that food gets stuck in the throat, and fever. MenopauseMenopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the “change of life.” Menopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, weight gain, and emotional symptoms such as mood swings.
What should I do if I think I have burning mouth?
The doctor didn’t want to admit there was a problem so he ignored it until I became a pain in the neck. I have been dealing with GERD since then. It has been the struggle of my life.