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john1234
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys.

I've had some really bad anxiety and stress for the last 5 weeks. I noticed that my mouth would get very dry and my tongue would have a slight white coating on it.

1) are these common signs of anxiety/stress
2) Because I would wake up with dry nose and mouth would that make it easier for me to get and infection like sore throat? I often breath through my mouth at night.

Allestaria
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read that anxiety/ stress can cause dry mouth.

There is a few things that can actually.
Meds
Anxiety
Stress
Caffeine (coffee, soda)

But it can also be something else. Your best bet is to visit the dentist and have them check it out.

gentleman k
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
These could well be signs of early depression. If things don't start getting better or symptoms worsen, then see a Dr. Good luck!

Gentleman K

melodee
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   Posted 6/8/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
 
It sounds a lot like a symptom caused by physical problems...like being a mouth breather, or having bacteria, or a side effect of any medication you are on at the moment. Check out these sites. Maybe you can have it checked by your doc.
 
 *Causes of White Tongue (Mayoclinic)
 
*Causes of Dry Mouth (medicinenet--Page 1)
 
Page 2
 
Page 3
 

stkitt
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   Posted 6/8/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   

John,

Sorry to hear you are having issues with dry mouth and coated tongue in the mornings.  I am a mouth breather and my mouth is always dry in the morning. 

From what you describe it sounds like you have nothing more than a mild case of coated tongue. After a good brushing of your teeth and tongue this coating should go away each morning.
 
If you feel it is more than mouth breathing you should see you physcian for a medcial screening evaluation. 
Take care,
Kitt 
 

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