hi, i dont mean to sound like a critic or anything but i have this problem as well and although i do carry hope for a cure i do not believe supplements are the answer to our problem. It is a skin disease, with our skin cells affected like in every other disease. To treat it is not easy but I think the supplements may help relieve the symptoms like mostourizer does. I ask that if this works for you try getting through the week without any mosturizor at all. See if this works. Then post your findings so that we know it is the supplements and not the mosturizor. This is important otherwise this case will be anecdotal or useless to most. I do not use anything on my lips now for the majority of the time and they have improved almost 50%. I will use beeswax in social settings where large amounts of communication is required (the phobia as you mention) but other then that i dont use anything at all. If the supplements dont work try this, because it helps. Only use the beeswax when needed and see how the lips are after 6 to 12 months. It takes a while but the beeswax lipbalm is all natural unlike the mosturizor you use because it has chemicals like chapstick or carmex that most probably excacerbate our problem. Well, Im optimistic though and cant wait for your solution. If this dooesnt work i plan on getting surgery to cut out the effected areas because i cant take it any more, this is the only thing that will work i think, and then get plastic surgery after is any scar develops. Bye for now.