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Hi, I am a healthy 51 years old female who has been struggling with mouth numbness, right ear pain, sore tongue, burning sensation on my tongue and sores on the roof of my mouth. I have been to Drs, nauturalpaths, accupuncuture and urgent care. Everyone first thought I had a virus and then they changed it to burning mouth syndrome. It has been so awful. I have taken every natural supplement out there and 2 weeks ago my naturalpath told me that I tested positive for shingles. I went to the urgent care because of the pain I have been in and the dr. there insisted that she didn't believe I had shingles in my mouth because she had never heard of it in the mouth before. She wants my to go on gabapentin and right now I am taking valtrex. I am confused by what the drs. are saying. All I know is that I am 15 days into valtrex and I don't feel any better. I am tearful and so drained. My tongue pain is awful and now my taste buds are not working at all. Does anyone have any advice for me? I'm scared because I am afraid I waited to long to get diagnosed with the shingles and doubting that is even working at all and and with different drs. recommending different things I am confused. I am so terrified this is the new me and I am miserable! Thank you for your comments.
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