Burning Mouth

Hottie Community Member December 22, 2007
  • Hi:

     

    For the past two months, I have had a burning mouth that feels as if I just ate the spiciest meal in the world. Even my nose and eyes sometimes feel this way. I also get a lump in my throat when I swallow, but I only feel this when I am not eating or drinking anything. These two symptoms usually occur together, and my stomach wasn't feeling so great until a few weeks ago. Now that is feeling okay. I take 20-mg. of Prilosec every night, and it helped when I first began taking it last summer, but it stopped working after a few months.

     

    My stomach has always been the focal point for stress in my body, and for the past 13 years, I have been living with gastritis. Pepcid worked well for me for years, and then it just stopped working. Two barium swallows that I had during this time showed nothing more than gastritis, but I get concerned every time I have an attack. I worry about the esophagus, something called Barrett's Esophagus and cancer of the esophagus.

     

    I would appreciate hearing from anybody who has been dealing with the same symptoms as I. There are a lot of medications out there that I have never tried, and I would be interested to read if any of them have helped with these symptoms. I see a specialist in a little over one month.

     

    Thanks to one and all.

1 Comments
  • Vicki M
    Dec. 27, 2007

    Hello Hottie!

    Thanks for joining us here on Health Central. There is a wealth of information regarding alot of your symptoms. First, you should always seek the advice of a doctor before taking any medicines, or trying to treat the condition yourself. These informative databases will give you the ability to ask informed questions of your doctor. The first one...

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    Hello Hottie!

    Thanks for joining us here on Health Central. There is a wealth of information regarding alot of your symptoms. First, you should always seek the advice of a doctor before taking any medicines, or trying to treat the condition yourself. These informative databases will give you the ability to ask informed questions of your doctor. The first one is here. It is the GERD symptom database. There is extensive information here regarding Barrett's Esophagus. While Barrett's does seem serious, it is a treatable condition.

     

    See your doctor and let us know how you are doing!

    Vicki M