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onPEI
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/19/2006 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I'm usually on the Crohn's site but heartburn has often been a problem for me. What I find particularly alarming, though, is that in the last couple of weeks I've developed a really dry mouth -- like I don't have enough saliva. I'm on Nexium right now - 40g. Just wondering if members have a problem with persistent dry mouth with a burning acidic taste or maybe I should be looking for another cause. Thanks.

sarah12
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   Posted 8/20/2006 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I dont' have the dry mouth, but I do get the burning acidic taste often.
I can't tolerate the PPIs, so I take prescription Zantac. The pharmacist told me that could dry me out, so perhaps the PPIs can do the same thing?
I've only been on the prescription Zantac for a couple of days so I haven't noticed a dry mouth, though I have noticed my nose is dry.

Joan M
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   Posted 8/20/2006 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have dry mouth but I thought it was from my breathing problems with asthma and allergies. Sometimes it is very bad. Drinking water is supposed to be good for you so that's what I do. Maybe this is a GERD symptom too. I have a chemical taste in mouth also. Frankly I am not sure what's what anymore.  Taking water is usually beneficial though you're not supposed to drink a lot of liquids before sleeping surely you can quench your thrist. 

Post Edited (Joan M) : 8/20/2006 7:20:07 PM (GMT-6)

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