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I to am suffering from the same thing i'm going to go to the Doctors and see what it is, i just can't take the pain any more, i will keep you posted
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Let's work out this problem people ... i've suffered with it 2.5 years ... for me i believe it's alcohol withdrawal because my tongue pain occurs when my blood alcohol reading is 0.00 ... and when i drink it goes ... could that be your problem ? ... if not ... do you smoke: i do ... perhaps smoking is related: though my pain does not seem to be relative to smoking ... if you don't drink or smoke and your Dr has not helped you ... then i would be more then happy to help you research your problem ... having suffered myself for 2.5 years ... i know how you feel. I would love some feedback on the alcohol and cigarettes theory ... otherwise we need to sort this out together please.
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I have seen both my physician and dentist concerning burning tongue syndrome to try to get some relief without success.  I have had this extremely painful and aggravating condition for one and a half years.  I am presently taking a vitamin B12 supplement, use toothpaste without sodium laurel sulphate, drink water often, and wear a dental nightguard while I sleep.  I am presently taking Prilosec, but after reading the posts here, I am going to discontinue it to see if that helps as nothing else has.  I am also going to try Alpha Lipoic Acid and Folic Acid beginning tomorrow.  I take Effexor (30 mg), Cyclobenzaprine (10 mg), and Topomax (topamax) (100 mg) every day to prevent migraines.  Has anyone heard of any of these contributing to burning  tongue?
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concur!!! we all know we have similiar stories, our tongue burns!! how bout we all answer & post these questions....
do you smoke?
do you have allergies?
do you currently take meds? which ones?
have you recently stopped any meds?
Do you wear lipstick?what brand?
have you had dental work done recently?
have you had nose problems or surgery?
& then add lib on these:) we can figure it out....
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do you smoke?   No
do you have allergies?  YES
do you currently take meds? YES  which ones?  Zoloft and Pravastin
have you recently stopped any meds?   NO
Do you wear lipstick?NO  what brand?
have you had dental work done recently?   NO
have you had nose problems or surgery?   sinus
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i had endoscopic sinus surgery a 2 months ago....
i have had unexplained roaring inmy head (before surgery it started)
3 mysterious bouts of vertig
stopped a new cover girl lipstick 3 days ago..it was great, stayed on aalllll day...but i had put it on my eye lids (don't ask me why!) & it burned them for 2 days. I am hoping it's the lipstick...we'll see...it would explain the suspicion of oral sex coincidence, because surely kissing was involved? i'd check the lipsticks  or what lipsticked lips your kissing;) good-luck, i'll post if min eis lipstick
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This is a hilarious blog and incredibly helpful too. I experience the extreme tenderness in my mouth and it comes and goes. I suspect gluten sensitivity but don't have the nerve to give up gluten! I also think it's a mineral/vitamin deficiency but although I've bought supplements cannot seem to take them more than a few days in a row to see if I have any improvement.

All I can say is THANK YOU for entertaining me and sharing your common problem too.  Makes me feel less crazy.
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do you smoke? No
do you have allergies? No
do you currently take meds? which ones? Yes, diet pill
have you recently stopped any meds? No
Do you wear lipstick?what brand? Yes, Mary Kay
have you had dental work done recently? No
have you had nose problems or surgery? No

My tongue tip is extremely sensitive, like I've burned it. I've had this problem for a month now. The tip gets very red, especially after eating acidic foods.  Underneath my tongue is also sensitive. I take a multivitamin, B complex, Vitamin D, and Lecithin daily and have for months.  I'm going to try the folic & alpha lipoic acid.
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do you smoke? NO
do you have allergies? NO
do you currently take meds? NO
have you recently stopped any meds? NO
Do you wear lipstick? NO
have you had dental work done recently? NO
have you had nose problems or surgery? NO

Things that make my tongue burn: spicy food (this is a new development - my first 35 years spicy foods gave me no trouble); balsamic vinegar dressing; pineapple.
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I am undergoing chemo therapy, could this have something to do with it? I take a B100 coplex supplement everyday as well as a multi vitamin. DDon't know how people tolerate this for years, it's only been a few months for me and i'm over it.
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i have exactly the same problem...it irritates.. and make it difficult to speak fluenty... i fumble many a times while talking... and some different letter comes out when i want to speak something else.. anyone have or had such a problem and any solution?? i had a cement filling in my left tooth just before this... i dnt knw what kind of cement is that... please help me.. i am in trouble!! trying antaxid capsules now...
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i have exactly the same problem...it irritates.. and make it difficult to speak fluenty... i fumble many a times while talking... and some different letter comes out when i want to speak something else.. anyone have or had such a problem and any solution?? i had a cement filling in my left tooth just before this... i dnt knw what kind of cement is that... please help me.. i am in trouble!! trying antaxid capsules now...
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... i have exactly the same problem..(My tongue tip is extremely sensitive, like I've burned it. I've had this problem for a month now. The tip gets very red,).  it irritates.. and make it difficult to speak fluenty... i fumble many a times while talking... and some different letter comes out when i want to speak something else.. anyone have or had such a problem and any solution?? i had a cement filling in my left tooth just before this... i dnt knw what kind of cement is that... please help me.. i am in trouble!! trying antaoxid capsules now...
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I would like to address everyone that has made comments, and not the person asking the question. First of all, there was a question that was posted and there are currently 212 comments which I will not read all of them. However, all of you are simply complaining of a very similar tongue problem and/or symptoms (just as I have) but none of you are offering the poor person any remedies for his/her tongue pain. I don't have one either. I simply find myself biting my tongue incessantly almost to counteract the stinging pain that is probably caused by, but not limited to, some spicy foods, perhaps a lack of a certain food or vitamin in one's diet, perhaps its an oral disease that I'm not sure of. Who knows - I certainly don't. However, if you can't answer the question, don't bother posting comments. Are you guys for real? The person doesn't want to read about your issues - which are similar to his. He/she is asking you for an answer to his problem. Please follow the dam rules of this forum/community and that is comment and without question answering the person that posted the said question. Thank you for reading. God almighty!!!!!!!!
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hi i have burning tongue tried everything. how ar you doing
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  hii have burning tongue have you got any relief
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wearing mouthguards ... heaps better ... seeing dentists in the new year ... the mouthguards are from a colgate teeth whitening kit ... i don't use the whitener ... it's very much looking like a tooth thing ... Daz.
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try a set of mouthguards ... they stopped the pain for me: but i have to wear them constantly until i isolate my tooth problem.
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Hi have burning tongue tried everything. Went to ever dr you can think of tried every medication known to man only thing is left is lazer surgery or simple surgery but its not recommended.Have any suggestions. thanks
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Hi have burning tongue tried everything. Went to ever dr you can think of tried every medication known to man only thing is left is lazer surgery or simple surgery but its not recommended.Have any suggestions. thanks
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Hi have burning tongue tried everything. Went to ever dr you can think of tried every medication known to man only thing is left is lazer surgery or simple surgery but its not recommended.Have any suggestions. thanks
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Hi have burning tongue tried everything. Went to ever dr you can think of tried every medication known to man only thing is left is lazer surgery or simple surgery but its not recommended.Have any suggestions. thanks
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Naltrexone i never tried it for burning tongue. but got the condition when i quit drinking
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Hi have burning tongue tried everything. Went to ever dr you can think of tried every medication known to man only thing is left is lazer surgery or simple surgery but its not recommended.Have any suggestions. thanks
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did you guys solved your problem?

in the front-border of my tongue, my taste buds are irritated/swollen. this started in June 2012 (we are in January 2013 now). so 7 months now.

the problem is that tastebuds are painful, specially after I talk too much (due friction with the teeth, I suppose). the pain goes and comes. you can check my Journal for all the tests I have done.

any ideas? anyone with similar symptoms?
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I had a burning tongue for a couple weeks until I realized I had a swollen gland in my neck that was pinching my Inferior dental nerve or my lingual nerve (more likely my lingual nerve).  I rubbed the s out of that swollen gland and it went down in size and the burning sensation in my tongue went away.  Hope this heps others as I know what a terrible thing a burning tongue can be.
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Your chewing ice because you are probably iron deficient.  Start eating lots of vegetables that contain iron;  spinach, kale, brocoli, cauliflower.  By the way, Im not a real dr, it is my nickname in my office.  You better listen to me though... you are iron deficient.  
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You are right..indeed..taking stress in excess creates this huge problem..even i too have this problem I can not eat hot and spicy food..my doc...says that stop taking stress...
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My burning tongue started after getting a new night guard "relined". The reline material smelled like and tasted like uncured epoxy. That night when I inserted the night guard I got a severely burning tongue which I removed, and haven't re inserted. I have extensive bridgework on my front teeth and it seems like I'm sensitive to that now also. I also have swollen lymph glands but that is a lifelong issue that happens to be worse now. The dental cement you refer to is a "self curing" acrylic which releases monomer (the solvent) that all acrylic material contains. The dental stuff they can complete in the lab is heat cured and is less toxic than cold cured, (or self cured) The monomer (solvent) is a bigger problem with self cure and continuous release of monomer which is a major pain. Good luck to you and good luck to me!
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My Wife was using raspberry Keytone under the tongue and now her tougue is swollen and sensitive to anything salty. She stopped the raspberry stuff and still her tongue is swollen and sensitive to anything like butter on toast etc... Is this caused by the raspberry stuff? She didn't have this problem before she tried the drops under the tongue.
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Since I am not a drinker, there must be another reason for my burning tongue I just have to go to the doctor to help figure out why.  Thanks for your comment.
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My dentist told me that burning tongue is more prominent in postmenapausal woman but didn't give me any advice on how to treat it or live with it.  He told me to look it up on the Internet!  Thanks a lot!!
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do you smoke? Yes
do you have allergies? No
do you currently take meds? which ones? Sertraline, Metropolol, lisinopril
have you recently stopped any meds? Cipro (after a recent foot surgery)
Do you wear lipstick?what brand? No
have you had dental work done recently? No
have you had nose problems or surgery? No
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Here's my latest ... i have suffered intense pain for 4 years with this affliction ... i have found that by wearing mouthguards from my Colgate Whiter Smile Teeth Whitening Kit ... the pain goes mostly ... i have visited close to 40 doctors in Australia with the summary being burning mouth syndrome with no cure. The less i eat the more it hurts also as a general rule ... malabsorbtion is a possibility (google it) ... but my mind is now set to have all my fillings removed (Thailand is cheapest) to see if i can solve this ... if not I'll have all nice new fillings.

If you look up Oral Lichen Planus as a result of allergy to dental restoration materials ... you may get a clue ... i'm not wasting anymore money on dr's who don't help. There is another possiblily why wearing plastic mouthguards dramatically helps the problem for me ... it's called electrogalvanism (google it) ... it's the effect of 2 disimilar metal inside your mouth turning your saliva into battery acid and making your mouth hurt like hell.

Anyway, i hope these suggestions shed some thought and direction to help solve your pain ... I've tried everything and this is where i am currently at ... good luck.
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I to have the same problem as many of you dry mouth tongue sore,have had  2 legions taken off tongue good nothing bad.I to have GERD have taken nexium for a long time.what happens when go to sleep at night it is better to sleep on your left side because your food digests better.My ENT told me it was inflammation and I do have an autoimmune disorder do not what kind but think it is Lupus. This will help your mouth eat a lot of celery, chamomile tea,rinse your mouth with  a little salt backing soda and warm water it will reduce the inflammation and also pepto bismol put on your tongue or mouth with a q tip it also helps.I think the medicine for GERD takes out to much magnezeum.Sorry I do not spell so good
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I have burning mouth syndrome and am hypersensitive to acidic and spicy foods.  I usually suck on an ice cube to soothe pain.
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I have has a sensitive tong off and on over the years. When it happens, I review the foods I have been eating and whether I have been drinking enough water.

I have found by drinking more water, lowering the acidic foods I eat and supplementing my diet with vitamin b12, the symptoms  do go away. This has worked for me every time.
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An iron or B12 vitamin deficiency has been linked with a burning sensation on the tongue. An iron deficiency is caused by a decrease in red blood cells. People can acquire an iron deficiency from a poor diet that is low in iron-enriched food, from poor absorption of iron, or from major blood loss. Iron deficiency can cause a painful, red and shiny tongue, which may manifest in a burning sensation. Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin that aids in creating our genes and maintaining the amino acid homocysteine. A deficiency can be caused by poor absorption, excessive alcohol consumption, autoimmune disorders, or the long-term use of acid-reducing drugs. This type of deficiency can cause a noticeably sore tongue that may feel like it is burning.
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I find myself wondering if frequent acid reflux might irritate the tongue and then make it more sensitive to other irritants?
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Ok So the front half of my tongue is mostly numb, but painful at the same time. I have had this many times before but only for brief periods ,say a couple times a day.But with days or weeks between. This time it has been on and off consrantly for 2+ days. First I can feel it tingle a bit,followed by numbnes,and then pain. Weird how painful it is, and it seems a little swollen, also the veins under my tongue seem to be huge and a very dark purple.I am not on any new meds,havent eaten,drank any thing new, havent done anything new.WTH?
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Any chance to see pics of your tongue? Having an unexplained dry and white tongue for about 20 months now.
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I have the same issue with the stinging inside my mouth and I am on Topamax also as well as Cyclo...or the generic for Flexeril... so those may be contributors..
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I have had the same problem.  What I have done is twofold:  1) I changed to a sensitive toothpaste (with not whitening products in it , and rinse with very mild brands ( no alcohol) , I also  highly dilute the rinse.  My dentist gave me dental paste to put on my tongue and gums as needed.  I also make sure I brush and floss every night before sleep.   It took a few weeks, but finally got the burning to slowly go away.   It has now been about 6 months and if I eat anything  coursely textured  ie: (cookies, , chips etc )  it will sometimes come back, but I use the dental paste to get it calmed down.  
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I was having a lot of pain on my tongue and it would get worse everytime I ate anything.I started to eat on the right side of my mouth just to avoid my tongue and the pain altogether. Here are some things that helped lessen my tongue pain. (1.) Stay hydrated and drink a lot of water. (2.) Brush your teeth (especially everytime you eat)-bacteria collects on the tongue so everytime you eat, try brushing your teeth and lightly brush the tongue as well (either with a scraper or toothbrush). (3.) See if you have a vitamin deficiency-Vitamin D or Vitamin B12. (4.) This worked for me well. I mixed half hydrogen peroxide/half warm water and I swished it around my whole mouth for a while and then waited until it got foamy and collected the bacteria from my mouth and spit it out. I then rinsed my mouth with warm to lukewarm water swished again and spit it out.

I just tried the half hydrogen peroxide/half warm water mix today and just made some dinner and my tongue felt so much better. The hydrogen peroxide mix helped relieve my pain. My Vitamin D is also low and I don't know if that was the reason I was having tongue pain but I bought Vitamin D3 supplement and just started taking 2000 IU/1 per day.

Lifestyle and STRESS can really play a role on our nerves and could play a role in tongue pain too.

If anyone has tongue pain for longer than two weeks it wouldn't hurt to go to a Dentist just to make sure it isn't anything serious like an infected abscessed tooth or a blocked salivary gland.

I decided to post because I came across this page when I was researching tongue pain and wanted to share what helped me. This is a frustrating problem that doctors sometimes blow off or take as nothing serious but to the person experiencing it, its anything but.

Hope everyone is able to find answers to help relieve their pain and will share anything that has helped their tongue pain on this page for anyone who is suffering. Thanks. :)
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I was told I had a Vitamin D deficiency also.   Maybe we are on to something here?  I blew it off as nothing important but my tongue hurts on and off and still has burning with any salty or vinegar food items.  
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what is the dental paste called?  Can I get it in drugstore?
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If you haven't done so. Visit your dentist and ask him/her about herpetic. gingivostomatitis.  Everything you have described sounds exactly like that. The chances of you having contracted it rise exponentially if you work in the NICU/PICU part of a hospital, work with young children in any capacity, have young children at home or have EVER done any of he aforementioned. It takes about two weeks to go away but the dr will prescribe pain meds and Magic Mouthwash. (The best thing ever made)

I wish you all the best
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It is observed that mostly when used Colgate paste, or keep paste for longer time in mouth or eat fruits like watermelon, Papaya are eaten in ample quantity.   reduce the quantity of paste applied on your brush, and clean it quickly by mouth wash with plain water and then, try "Smyle Mouth Ulcer Gel", you will get relief in no time.  Apply and don't spit, keep the mouth juices produced, in your mouth only and when it gets diluted sufficiently you can swallow the same without any hard.  Apply as SOS to get relief.  this i am writing out of my own experience.
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I have had pain for over three years. The last doctor said I have nerve damage from being emotionally traumatized and he gave me pills that don't work. I drink water, chew gum and mints and use mouth rinse but I continue to suffer.
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This is the best thread ever! I have spent the last few days reading it. All but one person was extremely nice and just genuinely seeking advice or offering advice. My tongue has gotten a little more sensitive over the years but became extremely sensitive recently after using an albuteral inhaler. The doctor said this was thrush and prescribed a "swish and swallow".  This didn't seem to help and it has continued to get worse over the past two months. Vinegary, spicy, and bubbly things hurt as well as Sensodyne toothpaste etc. Dr. Put me on iron last week because of anemia. White blood cell count and cholesterol are also high. Dr..told me to take a combination of zinc 100mg 1x, magnesium 100mg 3x, and lysine 1500mg x2 for the burning tongue. I will try it but if that doesn't work I will try the folic acid. I also have celiac disease and have recently developed an intolerance for alcohol. I take requip, pamelor, spironolactone, zyrtec, astelin, nasonex, adderall (adderrall) and now lipitor. I have terrible allergies and will have them retested soon. I also grind my teeth and wear a night guard that does have that acrylic that someone mentioned. Thank you to everyone, it is a relief that this a real thing and that I am not alone.
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This is the best thread ever! I have spent the last few days reading it. All but one person was extremely nice and just genuinely seeking advice or offering advice. My tongue has gotten a little more sensitive over the years but became extremely sensitive recently after using an albuteral inhaler. The doctor said this was thrush and prescribed a "swish and swallow".  This didn't seem to help and it has continued to get worse over the past two months. Vinegary, spicy, and bubbly things hurt as well as Sensodyne toothpaste etc. Dr. Put me on iron last week because of anemia. White blood cell count and cholesterol are also high. Dr..told me to take a combination of zinc 100mg 1x, magnesium 100mg 3x, and lysine 1500mg x2 for the burning tongue. I will try it but if that doesn't work I will try the folic acid. I also have celiac disease and have recently developed an intolerance for alcohol. I take requip, pamelor, spironolactone, zyrtec, astelin, nasonex, adderall (adderrall) and now lipitor. I have terrible allergies and will have them retested soon. I also grind my teeth and wear a night guard that does have that acrylic that someone mentioned. Thank you to everyone, it is a relief that this a real thing and that I am not alone.
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I don't use any of them things and i have had this for about a month now and no work done either so i don't know why this is happening. I got to the doctor on Thursday so i will let everyone know what e has to say about it and what test he is going to run on me.
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Had this two years.  Dr dentist dental surgeon no idea. Tried b vitamins.  nothing. One dr said Tagamet worth try...no.  It would be ok in morning and progress worse. I had root canal and post core that I think set it off. I cried. Drank cold water. Then I tried alpha lipoic...and folic acid.   It seems like that fixed...dunno...
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