I was just diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and esophageal hypersensitivity. I have been sick for a year and my doctors were not able to diagnose me and sent me to Mayo. I have a very tender face and scalp . It hurts to wash my face and apply makeup , and hurts to wash and brush my hair. I don't know if it is from the BMS or the hypersensitivity. Also my nose (sinuses) hurt all the time. I use saline spray but nothing helps. My eyes are also affected. The doctors told me to take 4 teaspoons of water and add 1 to 2 drops of tabasco sauce and swish it in my mouth and spit out. Do this 3 to 5 times a day. Build up the number of drops of tabasco but never use more than 4 teaspoons of water. It is supposed to desensitize your mouth. It will make your lips swell a little bit. It will burn at first but that goes away. I am up to 4 drops of tabasco. I do think it is helping some, it is worth a try since I have not found much to help. I have really bad pain in my esophagus . I was on a Fentanyl patch up until two weeks ago for the pain, but now they have put me on nortriptyline for the hypersensitivity so I weaned off the patch two weeks ago. Today I have experienced bad pain again which scares me. I don't like being on an opioid. I am not use to taking pain medications. I have also been on Lyrica but the side effects are so bad that I have been weaning off of it. It did help my pain some. There is no cure for either of my illnesses. My doctors here have never seen anybody with it and don't know what to do for me. My life has been turned upside down. My old self is gone. Now I live in chronic pain .