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joinery
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi everyone!!! Does anyone wake up in the middle of night with really dry mouth it's been going on for quite sometime now. I've been drinking 2 8oz. glasses of water before I go to bed, my mouth is so dry I can't get enough slyvia to swollow, my teeth even bother me gritty feelin mouth has a awfull taste. When I wake up I have to drink warm water cause my teeth are sensetive. The day time does'nt bother me as much cause I do drink a lot of water, waking up at night is driving me crazy. I do have (sjerns) can't remember how to spell it. Is there anything out there that can pervent this from happening.Bushing teeth or using mouth wash dosen't work. Thanks!!
     Debbie 
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dbab
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie,  Dry mouth is awful.  There are a few things you can do.  If you are not doing it yet, I would get special toothpaste/mouth wash.  Biotene is the best and its a bit pricey but well worth it IMO.  Always keep a bottle of water by your bed and also I keep a mouth rewetting spray, I use Oasis, in my nightstand and one in my purse so I always have it.  During the day, lemon drop candies (sugar free) can help stimulate your saliva flow.  Its just adapting to one more thing.  I hope others can give more suggestions and I hope you can find some relief.


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Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/15/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
It might be helpful to run a humidifier in your bedroom?

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joinery
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   Posted 4/15/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Des, Thanks for the suggestion I'll have to try it...

Lynn, I just said to my HB. yesterday that we should buy one.

Thanks Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Reglan,Protonix,Synthroid,Plaquenil,Quinacrine,Flexeril,Zetia,Zoloft,Xnanx,Celebrex,Abuterol,  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     
 
 
 
 


puccini914
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   Posted 4/17/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
My pediatrician suggests using a vaporizer. There are no filters to buy and change and steam has less chance of growing mold and mildew. If you use a humidifier, make sure you let the filter dry out, mine got gross with mildew once when I let it sit. Also with a vaporizer you can add vicks or something to assist in breathing as well. I've taken to chewing gum and keeping mints with me at all times.

Jennifer

PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol,  Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab.   Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6.  Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.

 

 


Lynnwood
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   Posted 4/17/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Neither of my two humidifiers has a filter, and neither did ones I had as a child -- so I didn't even know they came with filters! Good point, though -- whatever you use, it needs to be kept clean or it's a hindrance rather than a help!

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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jhmom
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   Posted 4/18/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
There is an Rx available in pill form for Sjogrens, it's called Evovax (sp?). I have used it and it works but mine is manageable now with hard candy, gum and water. I hope you get some relief soon.
Stacie
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