Do you ever go through spells of having a really dry mouth? I'm not on meds, so its not a side-effect from some med. I just go through spells of having incredibly dry sinuses and mouth. The dryness is causing eustachian tube problems. The only thing I can think of is my hormone fluctuations, but I haven't had a period in 3 years, so I'm not positive that's the case.
I was doing great with having plenty of saliva for about 6 months, and then all of a sudden I dried up like a prune. Now my one eustachian tube won't open. My new ENT gave me some pills for dry mouth, but I don't really want to start them (since headache is the biggest side-effect and I have too many of them all ready).
He also recommended some "ponaris" drops for the nose. I spent $18 on them and they are AWFUL!! They are pine and peppermint oil. YUK!
I'm thinking that our mouths (and sinuses) are just a continuation of our guts. My gut is behaving itself, so I'm not sure what's going on here.