Thank you, very helpful!! I do drink a lot of water, so much I feel like I'm going to float away some days. I also carry a bottle with me everywhere and have a spray for drymouth that I keep in my purse. I knew in January that I was having this problem and have been extra careful so I was just so suprised when the hygenist told me I had a lot of decay. I guess this is just another ugly side of fibro.
Sorry to hear you are having such a problem with your teeth. MY dentist gave my Biotene for my serious dry mouth problem and it has worked wonders. It comes in a toothpaste, mouth wash, spray, wipes or gum. My daughter in law had so many problems with her teeth rotting that she just had all of her top teeth pulled and got dentures. A few days later I heard somthing that said a cause for really bad teeth is a lack of niacin. This may be something you might want to discuss with your doctor before you do anything drastic.
If you haven't already tried the biotene, give it a shot.
Gamma, I use the biotene. I guess its not working so the dentist care me a prescription toothpaste to use at bedtime. Another product I like is the oasis mouth spray, I carry it around in my purse. It's also good for during the night.
I have also read so many threads about vitamin deficiencies that I will be asking my doctor to run some tests when I see him next month. Actually the poor guy is going to be bombarded with questions, things I have learned from you great people.
Marlee, yes I do have dry eyes that I have drops for. I haven't asked the doctor about Sjogren's but I will be asking him and doing some research myself. My eye prescription has been changing quickly, I have had to get new glasses twice in the past year. I have dry skin too but I have always had that so I don't no if it's related to the fibro.
Kelly you may hijack my thread anytime, I find it entertaining.
Thanks to everyone, I am armed with some pretty good advice.