Burning Tongue Gone ~ Ringing In Ears Gone

NOTE: This blog is for my own healing, if you read and try something I do... you will be trying it at your own risk.  I do some pretty crazy things to heal, some work, some don't.  So please, check with your doctor before you do anything I do.

My tongue started burning about 2 1/2 years ago.  My ears have been ringing for a little over a year now.   I had no idea what caused it nor how to stop it.  I was doing everything I could.   Once in awhile, I lucked into things that did stop it but it always came back. 

About a month after my tongue had started burning,  I went to our family doctor and ask him how to stop it.  .... He told me lots of menopausal women get a burning tongue. Its normal. I don't think feeling like you stuck your tongue on a hot pan is NORMAL.

Before I get started with telling you what I did, I just want to let you know, I am on an Alkaline Diet., plus when I drink, it is alkaline water.    The Doctor I found that believes in candida/parasites, told me if I get my body alkaline, cancer, candida nor parasites can grow.   He told me, until I get rid of the parasites, the candida will always come back.    I am in an all out war to get rid of parasites

He told me the burning tongue and ringing in my ears was a form of thrush and I had it in my nose, ears mouth and if it is there it is everywhere. He could see a coating of it when he looked in my ears, nose and mouth.    Could my family doctor not see this?  What the heck is wrong with some of these guys?

Awhile back Debbie, who writes the blog The Gluten Free Dish, told me about a product called NAC.  It is suppose to help with candida and parasites.    After reading what good results she was having, I decided to give it a try.

I had been taking it for maybe 3 days and the ringing in my ears stopped, my tongue quit burnig.     I felt great!!   Then I started getting sick with an upset stomach, I felt I was going to pass out.   My ears screamed, my tongue burned.  This lasted a few hours and then went away.     I felt good again.    Most of the time I feel good, but I have my days where I get sick.

I think the sick feeling I get off and on is from toxins caused by candida and parasites dying off.    I am always happy when I think candida and parasites are dying off, no matter how sick it makes me.

A month into taking NAC, along with other things, I got really sick again.   My tongue burned  all day, I almost passed out and I was so sick to my stomach.  I ate a salad and I could feel it wasn't digesting.  I also had a slight headache which for me is usually a sign of die off.

I decided I needed to give myself an enema, if it is toxins, that will help push them out.   I was in Las Vegas and only had my syringe and not my enema bag.   But I made do.

I mixed up 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract in 2 cups of warm water and gave myself an enema.

Would you believe I got out parasites?  Not a lot of them, but still..  I seen parasites and candida.    So it was parasites and toxins causing me to be sick.       After I was finished I felt much, much better, but my tongue still burned and my ears were ringing, not as bad, but it was still there..    Other than that, I felt good.  But I still need to get rid of the burning tongue and ear ringing.  

Here is how I am taking the NAC and other supplements.  I am sure Debbie is doing it different than I am.   I feel whatever works to keep doing it.

NAC ...  I took this twice daily.  Once with breakfast and once with my evening meal.  I did the NAC for 6 months

Vitamin C ...  Debbie told me to take 3,000 units of vitamin C for every 1,000 Units of NAC.    I take the C right with the NAC

Calcium ....  I take 2,000 units of Calcium daily.  I take this because I have osteoperosis, probably due to the candida/parasites not letting me use all the vitamins and minerals my body needs.

Vitamin D ....  The Doctor told me I need to be taking 5,000 units of vitamin D every day, so that is what I do.

B Complex ...   I take this daily

After I was doing the above for a month, I added
Grapefruit Seed Extract ...   I follow the directions on the bottle....  Well, really, I make mine a little stronger but this stuff is so potent that it could burn really bad.
I take this 3 times a day 1/2 hour before meals.

I did the Grapefruit seed extract for one month.  I stopped it and started
Cream of Tarter ....  Yep, you read correctly.  Cream of tarter helps to kill yeast.  I read that on the internet and decided to try it.   I think it works, in fact I put it straight on my tongue and if my tongue has any burn at all, it takes it away.    They say to take 1 teaspoon 3 times a day, but I take about 1/2 a teaspoon 3 times a day. I did this for a couple of weeks.

I stopped taking the Cream Of Tarter and started
Neem...  I read Neem is suppose to kill parasites so I took it for one month

Liver Cleanse ....   I take this to help my liver because not only is the candida and parasites hard on the liver but the cream of tarter is not the greatest either.  I do a liver cleanse once a month

Parasite Cleanse....  I do a parasite cleanse every 3 months

Liquid Magnesium Chloride ... FCC Grade.   I need this 3 times a day.   I put one teaspoon into a little water and drink it 3 times every day.    I will decrease as needed, but will continue to take this forever.

Probiotic ...  I Take a probiotic twice a day about 1/2 hour or so after meals.   I decreased to one a day when I thought I was ready.

Tongue Scraper...  I bought myself two tongue scrapers thinking it would scrape off the white on my tongue.   I was right, it did work.  The white would come back and I just kept scraping it off.   I have tried many different tongue scrapers but this is the kind that worked for me.
I got 2 of these in the same package
See the ridges on it.  That is what really seemed to clean my tongue

I just fold it like above and start scraping my tongue as far back as I can reach.  I also do the sides and where ever else I can get to.  I had to be careful because once in awhile, I would scrape a piece of my tongue and make it bleed.

I hope I remembered everything I did to heal it completely, if not, I will add it as I think of it.

Here are some pictures of my tongue when I started and as it is healing

This is what my tongue looked like when I started. You can see the deep cracks. Sometimes the cracks would look like they were bleeding. Who knows Maybe they were.

This is at around 5 months of  doing all the above

Here is a picture of my tongue today
There are still a few cracks, but they are nothing like they were.    This has taken 7 months of hard work to get it to this point.   

I am not complaining about the work, I am just very happy that the burning is gone.  It felt like I stuck it on a hot pan.

So... to the Doctor who told me that a lot of women who are going through menopause get a burning tongue and there is nothing they can do for it....  YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!  At least for me anyway!  All of you should listen to your Doctors.... I just choose not to.

Please be aware .....
Before I started the protocol above I had been working on candida and parasites for a couple of years.   I did not realize at the time that parasites were the reason I was not staying healed from candida.   Read these posts below.   I think each and every thing I did along the way helped to make me better. 

Many times, it is going to sound like I am contradicting myself.   I probably am, but not intentionaly.   So many times I thought I was healed and something else would come back and bite me in the butt.   That is the nature of candida/parasites as far as I am concerned.

I now feel I am healed, ... hopefully for good.   I feel better than I did years before I realized I had candida.   At this point everything seems to be healed... CROSSING MY FINGERS... 

I will continue with eating and drinking alkaline, plus,  I will also do a parasite cleanse every 3-6 months and a liver cleanse once a month.

I know many of you want to go back to the way you used to eat.  I think I could at this point but I don't want to do that because I never want to fight this hard to heal again.   

UPDATE::   The white burning tongue came back but not as bad as it was.   I am working on it again and will be posting when it goes away again.    The ringing in the ears is back again too.   Dang!!

UpDate: October 2015...  I have found a lot of my burning tongue and ear ringing is caused by eating too many carbs.  Strange but when I lower my carbs, I have less problems.



  1. 7 months, my gosh. I am so glad it's healing !!
    You have fought a long way, I'm so happy things are starting to look brighter for you :)

  2. Anonymous3:39:00 PM

    What Alkaline diet are you following? I just ran another Organic acids test to test for Candida and bacteria. My doc doesn't seem to think I have parasites though...can't get him to test for them either. Where I live there isn't many options for me either :(
    How do you know if you have parasites? What tests did you or your doctor run?

    Thanks for all you do to help all of us out there.

  3. Anonymous,
    I need to post the alkaline diet that I am following. It is one the Doctor gave me and I have to type it all by hand to get it on the computer.

    Mostly eating alkaline is mostly vegetables. Sweet potatoes are alkaline so are red or gold potatoes but you have to eat them with the skins on. Not sure why... but I do it.

    As for the parasites. I didn't think I had them at first and I tested clear in two tests. I did a parasite cleanse from Humaworm and that is when I knew I had them. I have been fighting them ever since.

  4. Cream of Tarter kills yeast? It's crazy what common products can do.

  5. Terry, you just made my day! Thanks for reminding me....I need to take my own advice! LOL!! I had stopped my vitamin C and I need it. You did a great job healing yourself! Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing your story. Your words encouraged me today. Big hugs.

  6. Oh wow your tounge looks so much better! How amazing is that!

  7. very interesting going to share with my sister, we have had issues with digestive problems in our whole family...maybe this plays a part...thanks for sharing!

  8. I am soooooooooooooo happy for you Terry. Fungus is one hell of a condition to cure. Double Cheers!!

  9. A hard long battle. Congratulations! I am going to go back and reread a the important ones. I can not believe how far behind I am at reading your posts. I do not like to miss any of your posts because you do teach me lots of good stuff.

  10. You have worked so hard at this and I am so happy it worked.

  11. Anonymous2:55:00 PM

    what was the mg of nac that you were taking?

  12. I can't remember how many mg I took..... but the burning and white came back in the tongue. I'm not sure why.....

    I am now using the Immunophen and the white has been gone for 3 weeks so far. The burning is less but not completely gone yet. I am still using it so I will see what happens.

    I think the candida is so deeply rooted that it is going to take time to get it out of every crack and crevice.

  13. Oh wow I have the white burning tongue too!...I finally figured out it was thrush although I read too it was from menopause which was ridiculous...My mouth also was sticking together at night like it was too dry. The minute I got rid of the white stuff, my mouth was normal again. I was swallowing minced clove of garlic couple times a day for a couple days, took vit B complex, electrolyte pills and an extra potassium. Not sure which helped me. But now it's back again.

    1. I finally got rid of mine again. It has been gone for quite awhile now.

  14. I"m a bit confused on the dates showing on the web site...How long have you been healed and how long did it take?


  15. Anonymous6:30:00 PM

    I"m a bit confused on the dates showing on the web site...How long have you been healed and how long did it take?


  16. Cheryl,
    The tongue burning would come and go. Just when I thought I was healed, it would come back again.

    About 6 months ago, I did a review for a lady on and email that she sells on how she cured her burning tongue. It worked better than anything I have ever tried.... but because she gave it to me for review. I am not able to tell what I did.

    I am going to do a post on her and how people can get in touch with her. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    It feel so good to not have the burn on my tongue any longer. It felt like I stuck my tongue on a hot pan. Sure don't miss that feeling.

    1. The doctor told me the same thing, I was in menopause and said there was nothing he could do..I was flabbergasted. The remedy I found that works is, I swish with a very strong Oil of Oregano and it really helps.

    2. I find that if I eat low carb, I don't have the problem. I have a company sending me Candida-Quest to try for this problem. I am going to eat a whole lot of carbs and try it to see if it works. The problem is, I am doing so well that it may not affect me by eating carbs... I mean it may not make my tongue burn.

  17. Anonymous6:41:00 PM

    What Cause the deep cracks?

    1. I am not sure what causes the cracks except possibly the candida. I was having cracks around my lips at one point.

      It took me a long time to get rid of them and the deep ones are still a little visable.

  18. With the greatest of respect, and no personal insult intended at all, I disagree with several things posted here. I'm hoping you won't take this as an personal attack at all, I'm just trying to give my view of some things that you may disagree with.

    Yes, candida is very real, and it can and does cause problems for a lot of people. But a lot of the symptoms you're atributing to candida can also be from other things like vitamin deficiencies (google some of the b vitamins for example -- riboflavin deficiency is strongly associated with cracks at the corners of the lips).

    A sore, painful tongue can be a sign of b12 deficiency. A coated, heavily coated tongue can have nothing to do with candida, but can be a sign of poor digestion, poor pancreatic function.

    If you want to get rid of the thick coating on your tongue, take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a small glass of water. Swish it around in your mouth for a minute or so and then check your tongue. The coating should be diminished greatly. If not, then try it again. Of course this won't mean your digestion is improved or excess candida is gone, but it will clear the coating on your tongue.

    Fungus doesn't feed candida. Just simply not true. In fact some fungus and/or yeasts actually fight candida. Saccharomyces boulardii is one of them.

    Also google "NAC" and "Andrew Cutler". NAC can be helpful, but it can also be risky as well. I think the reason it may have helped your ears and tongue at first was because it was acting as an antioxidant that helped the tinnitus...but it might be better to rotate it with other antioxidants. Also, tinnitus can be caused by many different things (again vitamin deficiencies, minerals, etc).

    And finally...if you really want to get rid of candida (or lower it to 'normal' levels -- candida is meant to be in the gut, but just not in high amounts, nor is it meant to be in the rest of one's body), then google "Formula SF722". No, I don't work for Thorne, who makes it. I'm long retired. I just have used it myself, as have others, and have found that you don't need to rotate it with anything -- candida doesn't build up a resistance to it -- and you can eat more types of foods while using it.

    Google 'The 10 Myths about Candida"...and you'll pull up some helpful, FREE information. Also google "Karen Tripp" -- she used SF722 as well.

    Best of luck!

    1. Kelly,
      Thank you for your input. At this time, I am doing very well. I still never eat cane sugar but have added many foods back into my diet.

      Lack of B Vitamins wasn't my problem. I take the B's plus many other supplements.

      The baking soda I have used and it works for a second and then things were right back to where they were.

      I went on an all out war against parasites. I did a lot of liver flushes. I ended up getting out this very long parasite. After that, the problems seemed to go away. It took some time, but they did go.

      You can take all the supplements, vitamins and minerals you want, but if you have parasites eating them as fast as you take them....... I think I am parasite free for now but do continue to fight them so I never get to the point I was at before.

  19. How did you find out you had parasites? Im about to start the candida diet and all that jazz depending on how my bloodworm comes out, but I'm not sure if parasites is something I may need to worry about. I don't think I do, but I just wanna get all my ducks in a row

    1. NIcole,
      Dr Bailey at Humaworm told me I had parasites. I didn't believe her.... She told me parasites and candida go hand in hand.

      I did her parasite cleanse and ... YES I DID HAVE PARASITES.
      Today, I don't mess much with parasite cleanses unless a company wants me to try their cleanse. I pretty much just do parasite and liver cleansing.... plus I eat healthy. I do a parasite cleanse every 3 to 6 months.