Hey there, just wanted to say thanks for posting your method! Glad to hear you have been cured, I would be interested in speaking with you further and perhaps putting a link on my website to your story for people who have been cured. I think it's great to find people being cured and having one place to look where all the cured people can be found :)
So you essentially did the leave it alone theory by quitting the picking of your lips (with the exception of lip balm of course) and let your saliva naturally heal your lips. I have noticed that my lips feel better when I am soaking them in water and I let my saliva run over them. It does appear to help, and when I sleep at night the saliva is on the inner lips and they feel much better and less red even pink sometimes in the morning when I wake up.
I don't know if you've seen my site: http://www.cureforpeelinglips.com
did your lips get this bad? We have been thinking about viruses causing EC for the past couple weeks, and perhaps your saliva was able to kill whatever was causing it (if you had any kind of virus).
Thanks again for posting your cure, it's always so relieving to hear a success story, I'm guessing you didn't take any pictures did you? We would all love to see if you did happen to take some back then.