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How do you get rid of/cope with dry mouth caused by medication you have to take?


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Cool! I'm off to read it now. Thanks for writing about it!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, Theophanes! I chew gum (like a kid--really professional, oh well) all the time whenever I'm awake. Expensive, but works better than water, which I tried first. ALL my teeth had to be crowned, can you believe that? Ouch! Crazy! Good luck! :-|

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Excellent advice! Thanks, MargaritaEden! I just checked, and the Trident(R) gum I've been chewing does contain xylitol (and no sugar). (I'll have to check my toothpaste...)

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, Lisa! I've never heard of this product before. I'll ask at the pharmacy if they carry it. Cheers!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jennifer! I'll give them a try for sure!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Thanks, Cas Merchant! I'll look for Biotene gum, also. (Why did my doctors never tell me these things existed??) I have a very ugly but very leak-proof bottle of water with me at all times (Tupperware).

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Could ALWAYS be worse, true. ALL my teeth had to be crowned ($$,$$$) simultaneously because of just sipping. My dry throat closes and I often choke, especially in my sleep. Agreed, the other side-effects are much worse; so maybe this one is fixable.


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    Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) 3 years ago

    Queenlushlips,

    I drink Gatorade all of the time. You're right it does take away dry mouth. I'm going to try the grapes and cantaloupe too.

    Lisa


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