I've had Burning Mouth Syndrome for 2 years now.
Q. Dear Terry, “I've had Burning Mouth Syndrome for 2 years now. I've had dozens of tests and seen countless doctors - all of whom have prescribed multiple medications - with no relief. Do you have any recommendations?” — Robin R., Knoxville, TN
A. Dear Robin, I do have some recommendations that you may find helpful. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
Start with a combination of high-absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to address the pain you are experiencing. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I advise taking these four ingredients three times daily.
You may also want to consider adding vitamin B6 to your daily regimen. When looking for a vitamin B6 formula, I strongly recommend choosing one that features vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) in combination with magnesium glycinate. P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, the magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability. I recommend taking 60 mg of vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) and 200 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) three times daily.
You may also want to consider adding a good B complex supplement to your daily regimen. I recommend taking 50 mg of B complex twice daily.
Terry . . . Naturally