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Cool! I'm off to read it now. Thanks for writing about it!
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! :-|
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...)
Thanks, Lisa! I've never heard of this product before. I'll ask at the pharmacy if they carry it. Cheers!
Thanks, Jennifer! I'll give them a try for sure!
Now this is a good recommendation, yes!
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).
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.
Wow, that is some intense dry mouth! Hope you can resolve it. Maybe your doctor can put you on another medication.
Lots of good suggestions here, thanks to everyone for commenting! I'll follow up with each suggestion and hopefully one or more (or several at once) will help!
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.
Thanks, Queenlushlips! I'll try Gatorade along with what everyone else has suggested. I'm allergic to fruit, unfortunately, but hopefully it will help someone else with this problem!
Your Welcome Ms. Laura Schneider!