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Sera Smiles
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys and gals. Been gone a long while, doing ok. As usual, just trying to stay one step ahead of FM and at least in stride with my life. I hope everyone is feeling good and have no pain, no heartache, and lots of love.
 
Even though I have gone off of Flexeril as a permament part of my Rx strategy, there are times when I have no choice and really need it. What I am looking for are suggestions or ideas for dealing with severe dry mouth. I have tried all that I can think of; my awesome pharmacist suggested keeping small pieces of celery in the fridge and going for that when the dry mouth is more than I can cope with. I like this idea! I need more ideas like this, please... I will appreciate thoughtful and helpful suggestions.
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
 
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar, Ambien 
OTC meds [PRN]- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Vitamin D, Omega 3, Multi Vitamin
 
 


patheral
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
When I started taking Welbutrin, I thought I'd swallowed the Sahara! so I asked on another forum about the same thing. They suggested this toothpaste and mouthwash called Biotene. What do you know? It worked! and you can buy it at Wal-mart.

Dry mouth is very dangerous to your teeth, one of the people on that forum was dental assistant and said that it will rot your teeth fast. They suggested "chewing gum with the sweetener xylitol has been shown to reduce the bacteria that causes cavities, and may help you to feel more comfortable." They said that Trident makes it?

Anyway, I hope that helps. I tried the Biotene, it worked for me, and it wasn't overly expensive - trust me, I can't afford anything that's too expensive.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard that lemon drops (I think they are called Lemon Heads?) work. Just hearsay... can't back it up with fact.
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patheral
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie143 said...
I've heard that lemon drops (I think they are called Lemon Heads?) work. Just hearsay... can't back it up with fact.

sucking hard candy does help, but you should make it sugar free. :) Someone suggested those lozenges with vitamins... I like the lemon/honey kind.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 5/28/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your ideas, I'll try them! Keep 'em coming!
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
 
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar, Ambien 
OTC meds [PRN]- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Vitamin D, Omega 3, Multi Vitamin
 
 


doodie
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   Posted 5/29/2009 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I like Icebreakers mints. I have never really liked mints before because they would burn. The Icebreakers don't burn. They have helped me with dry mouth.

doodie

GamJill
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   Posted 5/29/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sera! Nice to see your post and that you are doing OK! I don't get the dry mouth issues, but looks like some good suggestions so far-

You are going to love summer in MN. Well, not the mosquitoes but the warm temps, stays light out till 9:30 at night and all the lakes. I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying the warmer temps! Have overdone it with getting the spring clean-up finished in the yard but looks nice anyway!

Jill 


 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
 
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  


tyno3
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   Posted 5/29/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Robaxacette (sp?) is sold over the counter here in Canada. In US, I think you need a prescription. I use that sparingly, as needed, when I am so uncomfortable from tight muscles. I try to only use it at the end of the day, as it wipes me out. I never noticed any dry mouth problems. I do know Flexeril is a relative of Amyltriptilene which causes me, dry mouth issues. Slowly I'm weaning off the amyltriptilene, I've been on it pretty consistently for 18 years. It is the really strong carb cravings, I cannot tolerate.

WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 6/3/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink water almost constantly.
It's funny to watch my co-workers as they see me arrive at work with a full gallon jug of water and leave with an empty one every day.
They must secretly think I'm part fish!
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