Gerd, soar throat, dry mouth

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/21/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new. I got Gerd, in my opinion, from lots of medication that I was using. Although I eliminated them, once I got the GERD it remained. I have been on Nexium, Protonox, now Pariet plus Zantac, leaving me with extremely dry mouth in addition to bitter and sour taste. I wake up during the night  and use artificial saliva. I feel that Nexium would help me over the time (8weeks minimum as I was told) if I could continue due to dry mouth. Please share your experience.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lojan,
Welcome to Healing Well! I think you'll find lots of support here. You've come to the right place--it's a very active forum with many experienced members. I'm sorry about your GERD symptoms, and dry mouth. I suffer from dry mouth as well, but I've never had the need for artificial saliva--I just always have a bottle of water with me wherever I go.

I do think if you could find a PPI that doesn't cause dry mouth. I take Protonix, and looked up the side effects--dry mouth is not listed as one. I take inhaled meds for asthma, and those are the cause of my dry mouth. Maybe you could discuss the side effects with your doctor, and ask for a change in meds.

I'm sure you'll get some ideas from other members soon.
Good luck, Lojan!

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Denise. My dry mouth is caused by any GERD medication. During the day I can overcome the problem by drinking water, but it keeps me up at night.
I intend to ask my MD to send me to specialist. I do not intend to go for surgery. I am exhausted from not sleeping and am worried as to what to do.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   


Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  This is Kitt. I take Prilosec and it does not cause me to have a dry mouth.  I am wondering what other medication you take that may be contributing to dry mouth.

I do drink a lot all day long, H20, juices, sodas.

Glad to see you found us.



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