I've been dealing with burning mouth syndrome symptoms since 4/18/23 when I got two dental fillings placed. I am so frustrated with the inability to rule out non-TMS reasons so that I can approach this fully as TMS. I saw an allergist two weeks ago to rule out allergy or intolerance and he was very non-committal and just came back with maybe, maybe not types of answers. I also asked about a blood test that a biological dentist recommended years ago that was purported to determine which materials you are intolerant to or not. I was hoping the allergist would say that it was fake science. He was non-committal about that as well. He offered patch tests, where I have to go back to the dentist (who intimidates me) and get the materials in a form the allergist can use and put the patches on for 48 hours and then see if my skin reacts. I'm guessing that won't be cheap if I can even make myself ask the dentist for what she is going to think is crazy. The blood test looks to be about $500 as well if I can find a provider to order it. If I were betting money, I would say this is TMS, but it has been almost four months now and is only getting worse and now the allergist appointment had the opposite effect I was hoping for. I feel like the only way out is going to be to pull these teeth and I don't want to lose any more teeth. I'm just really struggling right now.