Do you have a dry mouth from taking your pain meds??

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tmjpain
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I sure do!!! Like my mouth is stuck together. i have no more saliva it seems.
 
Yesterday I found out about a product called Biotene for dry mouth. It comes in a gel which you put on your tongue and teeth, a mouthwash and a toothpaste.
 
I bought the gel and mouthwash today so I will let you know how it goes.
 
i know it is very important to have saliva in your mouth for dental hygiene.
 
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
 Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


skeye
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Suzane,

I also get dry mouth from my meds. It's the worst at night, so I always keep a glass of ice water next to my bed when I am at home, or bottled water when I am at school. It helps, but the dry mouth is still rather annoying.

Skeye

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 
   Dear Suzanne,
 
   Hehe Yea, I have dry mouth. It is from such a high dose of amitryptaline. Like skeye, I always have water on hand.  But, I don't have to worry about it hurting my teeth smilewinkgrin Hopefully your product works and/or someone will come by with suggestions.
 
*hugg*
  dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


tmjpain
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye and Dani, i would highly recommend these products, they are #1, and you won't need to be bothered at night by a dry mouth or during the day.
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
 Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


MsBunky
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   Posted 3/26/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffer from severe dry mouth - every single one of my meds has dry mouth as a side effect. I just keep a bottle of water with me at all times, and Tic Tacs...I like those better than hard candies.

It's such a pain, because I am a talker...maybe this is someone's way of getting me to shut up! ;-)

Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


tmjpain
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   Posted 3/27/2010 2:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Pam, I would recommend the products I mentioned. The gel can last eight hours before having to apply more so great for the night time. And do the mouthrinse first then the gel. I used the gel and rinse and no dry mouth for me. It's that great a product.
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
 Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


MsBunky
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   Posted 3/27/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you Suzane...I will look for them here and give them a try!

Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/27/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Dear Suzanne,
 
      Well, thank you for the suggestion. I do appreciate your advise. I will be sure to recommend it to a friend of mine. I, on the other hand, cannot use any of the biotene products due to... unusual orall health circumstances, and perscription product I use from my oral surgeon :-)  I have a funny feeling thou, that this is just what will help a friend. Thanks for the heads up!
 
*hugg*
  dani

 

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

 

 


tmjpain
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   Posted 3/27/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Dani I didn't realize you couldn't use these products. Hopefully it will help your friend.
   
SUZANE
      
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
 Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
 Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
 Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
 Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
 52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
           


BobinmidMO
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   Posted 3/28/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Welcome to your daily, "I can't believe my mouth is this dry" condition.  Dry mouth is epic, and depending on the medication it can really get bad.  On narcotics such as OxyContin your mouth gets so dry, you feel like you're spitting out the kitty box and there's not a thing I've found for it so far except just more fluids.  I know for example that I'll get dry mouth always around 2 hours after I take any of my harder medications, so I just plan ahead.  If I'm about to run errands, I never leave without something to drink in hand.  While I wish I could tell you it will get better, I can't, but I can promise you that in time you'll just laugh about how it's just one more thing you've learned to live with.  Annoying isn't it, but I'd rather have dry mouth than those crazy itching spells that are always in the wrong place socially.  Take care, Bob.
After an accident in  1997 crushed the nerves in my pelvis, halfway down the calf and at the fibular head (knee), my left leg slowly started to turn color from the foot up, along with swelling and temp change.  Within 2 weeks I was diagnosed with RSD.  By 1999 I landed in a wheelchair and started a life taking narcotics all the time. In 2004 I got an Intrathecal morphine pump &5 years ago the RSD spread to my right leg and has done around 80% of the damage it did to my left leg in half the time. 1 1/2 years ago I went septic, and the infection did go body-wide.  After 2 days in the hospital I then had a clot in my lungs.  Both should have killed me, but this time I got lucky.  Meanwhile I've been battling blood clots for the last 4 years.  A year ago my left leg was ampuated above the knee after ging septic.  Guess that about say's it all.  Bob.


Retired Mom
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   Posted 3/29/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG, I never even related the dry mouth to the meds. I wondered why I have to keep a drink with me all the time now and why my mouth is so dry at night that my lips literally feel stuck together in the morning. It takes a lot of water and a great deal of toothpaste to clean that nasty morning feeling away.

Thanks for pointing it out. It's funny how you just accept things and never put two and two together until someone brings it to your attention.

I'll make sure to keep the mints handy for sure!!!
Formerly PrayingForRealRelief...
 
DDD, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, EXTREME IDIOPATHIC HYPOGLYCEMIA FROM AGE 12
 
 
 
 


catahoula
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   Posted 3/29/2010 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
ditto with the dry mouth. I have learned to enjoy sliced lemons or limes in bottled water. besides helping with the dry mouth, all the extra vit. C is suppose to be a good boost for you. Just leave out any sugar because that will tend to dry ones' mouth out as well, or at least mine. Sour hard candy seems to help as well.
Cheers
Catahoula
sick and tired of being sick and tired

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