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Burning-dry Mouth

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  • Posted By: CMILLERI
  • April 25, 2007
  • 03:39 AM

I Am 77. I Had Dental Surgery Last August. Since Then I Have Extreme Burning Pain In My Mouth. My Mouth Is Also Dry. I Keep Wintergreen Lifesavers And Oralbalance Oniment In My Mouth At All Times. If You Know Of Something That Might Actually Work, Please Let Me Know. I Also Am Diabetic, Have Fibromylgia And Interstistial Cystitis. I Can't Eat Very Much, It Hurts To Bad.:(

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  • Look up Sjogren's disease.orI had a terrible burning feeling on my tongue when I was about 50. My dentist, primary doc AND oral surgeon had no idea as I didn't fit the symptoms of Sjogren's. I happened to see a story in Prevention with an illustration of a woman with flames shooting out of her mouth! I read the article and in the FIRST paragraph they mentioned how women going through menopause often had this symptom. Eureka! I went to see my groinacologist (an Archie Bunker-ism) who prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy which cured me in three days. My pain had lasted over 6 months and I couldn't believe that NONE of these docs had recognized it. Thank you Prevention.
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