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
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.
NEVER DO ANYTHING I DO WITHOUT CHECKING WITH YOUR DR