Burning Tongue Syndrome

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-06-14 18:44:23 -0500
Started 2009-06-13 21:49:49 -0500

Anyone besides me know about and experience this? Don't know if it was high sugars or menopause or both but it is a painful, annoying condition. A registered dietician diagnosed it for me. Doctor and dentist had never heard of it until I told them what RD said. They then found it in their medical literature. Eating hot peppers (ironically) helped the burning pain. Eventually I made it through menopause and got my blood sugars under control and the symptoms went away and have not returned for a long time (years).

6 replies

mamaoak 2009-06-14 18:44:23 -0500 Report

hot pepper hope i dont get this.sounds awfull. i have never herd of this thanks for the information.

2009-06-14 07:33:35 -0500 Report

I have never in my life heard of such a thing. I guess you are never too old to learn something new. If you ever find out what caused it, let us know. I'm curious.

Anonymous 2009-06-14 13:20:52 -0500 Report

Causes are thought to be many: diabetic neuropathy, high sugars, hormonal imbalance, stress, etc., etc. What is definite is it is real and there is treatment - I would not want another diabetic to go through what I did until I found a knowledgeable registered dietician who helped me get past it! Hooray for RD's!!

GabbyPA 2009-06-14 15:16:16 -0500 Report

How did you get past it? I am hoping hot peppers were not your only treatment...I would die. Yuck. What did your RD recommend you do, besides get BG control? Very interesting indeed.

lipsie 2009-06-13 22:48:33 -0500 Report

I am speechless…never heard of this, and hot peppers to help, wow…this sounds awful…very glad you made it thru it. And it raised your sugars too? Or am I reading that wrong? Sheila

Anonymous 2009-06-14 13:17:50 -0500 Report

It is really the other way around: high sugars cause and/or aggravate the burning tongue sensation. (As does hormonal "imbalance" during menopause. Google on "burning tongue" or "burning mouth" and find links to education including a page published by the Mayo Clinic.

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