This month I will be 3 yrs post Roux N Y and lost 160 lbs. I have gained about 25 over the past several months and am working to get most of those off permanently (as permanent as permanent can be!). For about the last 9 months I have had all the awful symptoms of BMS and have been seen by bariatric dr, primary care dr, 2-ENTs, DDS and an endodontist. No one could determine the root of my burning/painful mouth, white spots on tongue, sores on lips, hyperensitivity to spicy/hot foods, chemical/metal/acid tastes in my mouth, etc. I took 3 series of Nystatin and that did not help.
I found an article online about BMS so sent the link to the 1st ENT who said if I wanted to take the anti-anxiety RX mentioned in the article to contact my primary dr. I then went to a 2nd ENT who knew about BMS but did not think it was related to WLS, that it was more likely related to menopause and perhaps some type of hormonal deficiency. He told me to brush w/Biotene toothpaste and use Biotene mouthwash--to avoid caffeine, cinnamon, mint, and spicy foods for 6 wks to see if that helped. I am at about 4 weeks now with no change.
Anyone else have this experience? What have you tried for relief? Is your condition better?
This has been going on much too long ~~P. S. Bariatric (lab) tests all are "normal".