I have had the minty taste in my mouth and sometimes in my throat for over 6 months now. It started with a trip to the dentist. Half my tongue was frozen for 5 days. When the freezing subsided this minty taste took over that half the tongue and then spread to the rest of my mouth.
I was diagnosed with non erosive reflux. I went on the gerd diet and took meds for over 4 and a half months. No change. I went to go see a burning mouth syndrome specialist, it was ruled out because bms typically affects only the roof of the mouth, not the gums or throat.
I have since determined that sugar is what really makes it burn. If I eliminate sugar from my diet the burning mint taste is just a mild sugary slop that will occasionally sting. Saturated fats and multi grain bread also irritate the condition.
Recently I have seen another doctor and we are looking at the possibility that it might be candida. I have tried 2 different medications but they haven't worked either, although the things which irritate the condition seem to be consistent with the irritants of candida.
After reading the many postings on this site I'm not sure if we all have exactly the same thing but it seems as though many of us do. I sure hope we find an answer soon.