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Dry mouth

Postby Pinkprincess205 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:34 am

Iv had fibro for over 3 years. But in the last few months Iv been getting really bad dry mouth. It's so dry that when I'm talking my voice sounds weird I just don't seem to have any saliva no matter how many times I dry n swallow and lick my lips. Does anyone have a cure for this or anything I can take to help. I know drinking helps but I don't always have a drink on me. It's actually getting quite depressing now. As get embarrassed by it and just stop talking as think everyone can notice.
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby whoami » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:56 am

I have dry mouth also.

It can be caused from medications and sleeping with your mouth open There are many reasons

Have you mentioned this too your Dr?

There are sprays, candies, mouth washes and gels you can buy that all claim to help..

I find that drinking lots of ice cold water helps. Stay away from sweets and sugary things they make mine worse.

Since I got my CPAP with the humidifier in it seems to make a difference. If you have a humidifier put it beside your bed that may help. Also sleep with the window open a bit. Most important though ask your GP.
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby painprincess1 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:05 pm

hi hun. yes i do to but mine is amitriptyline.
from one victoria to another i did laugh as u have princess in your user name to hehe
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby Graygirl » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:59 pm

Sugar-free chewing gum is good, but I had to stop that because of TMJ problems. I now use Salivix Dry Mouth pastilles, which were recommended by the Maxillofacial specialist and prescribed by my doctor. I'm not sure, but you may be able to buy them over the counter. They're small, pleasant tasting pastilles that you just let dissolve slowly in your mouth. I have found them to be a real help.
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby Maryanne » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:31 pm

I suffer from this, it seems to have started with Co-codamol and has got worse with Amitriptyline. I carry with me a Boots own brand, expert dental, dry mouth spray. Cheap to buy at £2-25 and effective.
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby Libby Clark » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Oh my, ladies I am discovering so many of my symptoms that are FM related.
Yes I am on major doses of meds due to my spinal condition but I was coping with the side effects quite well.
In this last year my mouth has been so dry that there are times as someone who does a lot of public speaking i have wanted to cancel my bookings.
I bought the dry mouth spray from Boots and it helps but it's not always possible to spray your mouth or eat a sweetie in the middle of a presentation.

All suggestions welcome ?
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby Pinkprincess205 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks for your replies, I am on ammitrypine too, is that what's give the dry mouth?,
will look for the pastilles, n dry mouth spray but will defo speak to doc next time.
Painprincess that's weird isn't it lol.
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby LauraLizard » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:35 pm

I have this too, and today got a new diagnosis from the hospital because of it! It's never occurred to me to mention my dry mouth to my consultant, but after I was having a big moan at her this afternoon she started asking lots of questions relating to it. For me it looks like I have Sjogren's Syndrome, which tbh, seems to essentially be all the symptoms of fibro, but with a dry mouth and a couple of other issues as well. I'm not saying that's what yours is too (usual "I'm not a doctor" disclaimer!), but it might be worth mentioning to your doctor.

I sadly can't help much with the advice (having only been diagnosed today) but my consultant recommended sugar free chewing gum, sugar free sweets to suck on, lots of sips of water, and I've been prescribed hydroxychloroquine.

Hope you find something that helps and I'll keep you posted if I find a miracle cure! :)
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby Pinkprincess205 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:19 am

Went n got the dry mouth spray from boots was the last one, seems to be doing the trick atm, just have to make sure I always have it at hand.
Looked at the other condition, n all fits apart from dry eyes, I don't have that
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Re: Dry mouth

Postby painprincess1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:16 pm

I might find some spray to. Every time I have amitripoline my mouth is dry all the next day.
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