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Posted by: Aussie, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6:32am
I know I did comment about this on another thread but thought I would put the question out there and that is - does anyone have or have had in the past a constant "burnt tongue" feeling?

The feeling never goes away. I dont think its from drinking coffee ( but I cant explain why I feel its not associated with that)

Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 7:10am; Reply: 1
try quitting, then reintroduce......find out if recurrent
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:05pm; Reply: 2
Do you eat a lot of pineapple?

Has anyone ever said you are deficient in something or do you eat a lot of one thing in particular?
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6:34pm; Reply: 3
my sis had her wisdom pulled.. ever since she has burning T.. .. sorry... for both of you.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6:56pm; Reply: 4
from the Mayo Clinic on burning tongue.  

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/DS00462/DSECTION=causes

This was my primary symptom the first time I ever went to see Dr. D in the late 1980s. I was 47
and just beginning to go through menopause so possibly there was a hormonal connection.
By changing my diet and giving up a lot of foods that might have contributed to gastric problems, my burning tongue slowly went away but has come back many times over the years.  For me personally, I think it was a nutritional deficiency... perhaps a B vitamin and specifically B12.  The reason I'm making this association was because I was given B12 shots for a few weeks in a row in Dr.  D's office, and my symptom slowly went away for quite awhile.

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/h/sore-tongue-and-vitamin-deficiency.html

A remote thought was that for me, this could have been a gluten issue too...gastric reflux or something to do with an acidic body.  It's only been 9 years since I'm totally off gluten...Prior to that, although I ate some gluten grains,sprouted wheat, rye and eventually after I had taken
an antibiotic for Lyme disease, the gluten I kept ingesting, eventually led to full blown celiac.  So this is why I think for me, a burning tongue had something to do with gut issues and not being
able to properly absorb nutrients.  I might have been borderline deficient in B12 for most of
my life and something pushed me over the cliff.

I know when you've had any dental procedure and were given "gas"
(nitrous oxide) as anesthesia (which I HAD prior to my symptom of a burning tongue) that this drains B12 out of your body.  A B12 deficiency can disrupt nerves.....might really be the cause
of a burning tongue.  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)75143-6/fulltext

Just some thoughts about my experience to help you sort this out.  It's very frustrating, I know.  I hope you find a solution that helps you.
Posted by: Aussie, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:10pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
Do you eat a lot of pineapple?

Has anyone ever said you are deficient in something or do you eat a lot of one thing in particular?


I wouldn't say I eat a lot of pineapple but yes I do like it!
Posted by: Aussie, Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:44pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Chloe
from the Mayo Clinic on burning tongue.  

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/DS00462/DSECTION=causes

This was my primary symptom the first time I ever went to see Dr. D in the late 1980s. I was 47
and just beginning to go through menopause so possibly there was a hormonal connection.
By changing my diet and giving up a lot of foods that might have contributed to gastric problems, my burning tongue slowly went away but has come back many times over the years.  For me personally, I think it was a nutritional deficiency... perhaps a B vitamin and specifically B12.  The reason I'm making this association was because I was given B12 shots for a few weeks in a row in Dr.  D's office, and my symptom slowly went away for quite awhile.

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/h/sore-tongue-and-vitamin-deficiency.html

A remote thought was that for me, this could have been a gluten issue too...gastric reflux or something to do with an acidic body.  It's only been 9 years since I'm totally off gluten...Prior to that, although I ate some gluten grains,sprouted wheat, rye and eventually after I had taken
an antibiotic for Lyme disease, the gluten I kept ingesting, eventually led to full blown celiac.  So this is why I think for me, a burning tongue had something to do with gut issues and not being
able to properly absorb nutrients.  I might have been borderline deficient in B12 for most of
my life and something pushed me over the cliff.

I know when you've had any dental procedure and were given "gas"
(nitrous oxide) as anesthesia (which I HAD prior to my symptom of a burning tongue) that this drains B12 out of your body.  A B12 deficiency can disrupt nerves.....might really be the cause
of a burning tongue.  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)75143-6/fulltext

Just some thoughts about my experience to help you sort this out.  It's very frustrating, I know.  I hope you find a solution that helps you.


Thank you so much for your in depth reply.

I went on to the Mayo clinic site and instantly found a number of reasons as to why I have this problem.

1. - Having to take regular medication. - In 1997 whilst at work I suffered an AVM (Arterial Venus Malformation) which is similar to a brain haemorrhage. Very sick for a very long time - had to go to rehab to learn how to speak properly again - but the end results - and as with a large number of brain trauma patients - I began having grand mal seizures and petit mal seizures and so have to take anti seizure medication.  The best one for me, in that I do not get any seizures at all on this medication - is Tegretol- however side effects include dry mouth (major bummer!)

2. - Reflux or Stomach Acid - This is where I felt I might be going wrong.  After first reading about LR4YT I started drinking "bubbly" mineral water rather than normal water (approx. 2 litres a day). LR4YT says that it should be Seltzer water but I figured they were so close and mineral water doesn't have any taste.  As it is a "soda" type drink I would burp after every drink - which  I now figure can't be all that good for your health when you drink 2 litres of the stuff every day!!!

Whilst my children are still young I am not in a position to be weaned off Tegretol - I wouldn't be able to drive for a period of at least 6 weeks and that's not feasible when I don't have any family to help out.

So first plan of attack is to stop drinking mineral water and I will now focus on water with lemon juice instead.
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, December 15, 2013, 10:16am; Reply: 7
lack of B12 ??)
Posted by: Aussie, Sunday, December 15, 2013, 10:46am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Amazone I.
lack of B12 ??)


Thanks for the help.

I looked this up and found once again a number of symptoms similar to mine along with a few of the possible causes.

As my diet has been absolutely atrocious over the past year or so I feel that getting some B12 into me is an easy way to try and find a "cure" so I will be getting some B12 in the tablet form tomorrow.

Thanks
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, December 16, 2013, 8:44am; Reply: 9
;) :D(clap)(ok)(dance)(smarty)

btw... greetings to the family Kinderman from fa. Kintek in Brisbane as well ;) ;D...(hugegrin)
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