Even salt makes my mouth feel like it is on fire. I take methotrexate but have been off of it for 2 months due to knee surgery. Starting back on it next week. Back at the dose I left off at. Hopefully it won't be to rough in me.
One of my employees asked me today if I wanted to try a hot pepper (habenero maybe, idk)...more words to him ' I can barely eat salt, even salt hurts my tongue' lol Until a year and a half ago, I was able to eat hot wings, banana peppers, Frank's Red Hot etc ~nothing too crazy... but now, sometimes not even salt. Toothpaste hurts so much too. My teeth and gums are beginning to suffer from not brushing my teeth for as long as I need to be. Its just too painful, it burns.
It might not be the MTX. I know several people including myself that aquired a ton of new allergies, as part of RA. For a while, I literally found at least one new food allergy per month, if not more. While it's some better now, seasonings still cause issues.
I know you are tired of me but I'm old and I've been through a lot! I forgot to say that Act toothpaste has been great for me. Biotene toothpaste burns but their.rinse is great
I have same symptoms with extreme soreness and open ulcers
I've neem under the care of an oral surgeon( referred by dentist).Oral surgeon said unable to determine if problem is disease or meds. I absolutely can not take methotrexate. The rheumatologist had to discontinue it. Then I was treated with prednisone,soothing dry mouth rinse and spray(Biotene), oral Lidocaine gel,and soft mildly flavored foods. I'm better now. I stick with my mouth rinses,esp. @night.and diet. I sure hope you get relief soon. I'll be praying for you.