In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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Hi Rosie - I have experienced that ear pain as well. Glad it has been brief! My swelling is pretty mild in comparison to the pictures on the web, (thanks, Marji,that was helpful). What do you use to keep your mouth moist overnight? I bought a spray put out by Xlear, I think it might be called Rain Mist (I find their nasal mist spray really helpful for keeping my sinus infections at bay - like Ocean Spray only better). I think it may have caused increased tooth sensitivity, though, because of the grapefruit seed extract in it. Not sure though, as I was eating a lot of fruit and lime sugar cookies around the same time. Am going to give it another trial, but is there another product, especially for at night anyone could recommend?
Thanks, Rosie. You are so right about taking care of the teeth! I did have some tooth loss - years ago, when I had no idea about any of this. After all the pain and expense, I am now very meticulous with my dental hygiene. Which doesn't help the dry mouth, though. It's funny how it can be so bad for awhile and then it will ease off. Will try the Biotene. If that isn't enough, will talk to rheumie about the Rx. The small spray bottle on the nightstand makes all kinds of sense!