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Old 02-02-2010, 03:50 AM
 
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I have a problem with dry mouth. I have changed my meds but to no avail. Most of the time it comes at night but can also come in the day especially if I work around the house. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. I have used the store products but they do not work. Ay ideas?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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When I have dry mouth at night, I just get up and drink a lot of water, even though I'm not thirsty.

End of problem.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I have a problem with dry mouth. I have changed my meds but to no avail. Most of the time it comes at night but can also come in the day especially if I work around the house. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. I have used the store products but they do not work. Ay ideas?
You may be breathing trough your mouth and not even be aware of it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Yes, it's always better to breath through your nose (for a variety of reasons and it definitely keeps the mouth more moist) so if you have any sinus issues that are preventing you from doing so, you may want to address that.
I get a few products from my dentist that help keep the mouth moist ... help with saliva flow.
I like the spray the best (i actually love the spray) but it runs out faster than i'd like.
The gum is good as well.
The most economical choice is the mints ... a very large bottle (520 pieces) and they're strong and i usually only use 1 ... sometimes 2.
I always have the mints by my bedside and i'll pop one in my mouth as needed.
Also, i know some meds cause dry mouth and it may seem like no matter how much water you drink, it hardly matters.
But drinking enough water throughout the day is important and you'll probably notice some difference.
Also, it helps flush your system and since you're on medication, that's a good thing.



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Old 02-02-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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It could be from...
-a side effect of your meds
-the combination of meds
-not enough humidity in your home
-general dehydration
-breathing through your mouth during sleep
-diabetes
-excessive smoking
You have to pinpoint the cause before you can work on a solution.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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It could be from...
-a side effect of your meds
-the combination of meds
-not enough humidity in your home
-general dehydration
-breathing through your mouth during sleep
-diabetes
-excessive smoking
You have to pinpoint the cause before you can work on a solution.
He stated that it is due to his meds.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: DENVER
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Try some hard candy or cough drops
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