But now I noticed another effect of dairy: An slightly sore mouth immediately while I eat cheese, and especially in the palate. And I remember I had this feeling many time before, while I was eating certain cheeses. But I never really took much notice of it.
(And furthermore, now some eight hours later, I feel even one "canker sore" or "aphthous ulcer" appear, something I had in my pre-Paleo days)
I wouldn't go so far and describe my mouth sensation as a "burning" (so I guess it is not "burning mouth syndrome" or Glossodynia), but it sure does feel a slight bit "scalded".
Wikipedia (as an reflection of what is "known" in medical sciences) is funny:
Possible causes include nutritional deficiencies, chronic anxiety or depression, type 2 diabetes, menopause, oral disorders such as thrush or dry mouth, or damaged nerves (specifically, cranial nerves associated with taste).So there seems to be a correlation between glossodynia and chronic anxiety, and between glossodynia and depression. I would say: Is it possible that all three are caused by an as of now undetermined third factor? I would throw in milk as an educated guess. But wikipedia instead suggests that there is a causative relationship. What bollocks, IMHO, to think that depression could cause glossodynia. Oh well.
By now, if I read such a hodgepodge of associations and no clear etiology, I would always suggest trying out an Paleo style elimination diet (no cereal grains, no dairy, no vegetable oil, no "crap in a box" and no soy), to see if the condition improves. Then, if one can't live without the crap, one can reintroduce it slowly, one by one, to see who is the culprit. Or one could simply stay on a Paleo diet.