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friendlygal
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   Posted 11/3/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering why my lump in my throat never went away, even when I relaxed.  The GI doctors and ENT were no help at all.  I even showed the ENT lesions and cracks on my tongue, as well as the whiteness of certain areas of it (known as geographic tongue).
 
After doing research online, I realize now that I have a SEVERE case of dry mouth and this accounts for the lump (not just the GERD)...Anyone else here have that?
 
I'm not sure how to fix this condition.  I am constantly thirsty and this is a huge pain in the neck. Biotene dry mouth comes in mint and we're not supposed to take mint.  So what in the heck am I supposed to do??  DGL, etc. doesn't work...Should I take Salagen pills?  I'm afraid...It can give bad side effects (cardiovascular)...

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   Posted 11/6/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
There is an OTC mouth rinse for dry mouth called Oasis, have you tried that yet? You don't ingest it since it's a rinse. Also, I know this sounds silly but I read somewhere that if you are out in a desert and you are trying to conserve your saliva or to quench your thirst to suck on a pebble. It's not a solution but it's a suggestion - just if you decide to try that, don't choke on the pebble! :)
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   Posted 11/6/2007 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, suck on a pebble...I am going to have to try that sometime just to see if it works! LOL.
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   Posted 11/7/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, it's supposed to increase saliva production but I've never personally sucked on a pebble either. I just remember reading it in some book somewhere! lol
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friendlygal
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   Posted 11/7/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Yeah, a friend of mine told me that Native Americans used to put pebbles under their tongues to keep saliva going....

Thanks for the suggestions...But if Oasis is also mint then I might as well use the Biotene. It is also OTC...It's just that a nutritionist who has LPR told me that even using mint toothpaste gives her symptoms, so even if you are not supposed to ingest it I should probably stay away from mint products...Because if you put something in your mouth, it is easy to have some seep into our body..

So I was hoping that there are products that are not mint...


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   Posted 11/7/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Here is a few articles you can read about dry mouth and suggestions:

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/5913/1/Dry-Mouth-Alternative-Remedies.html

http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/Dry-Mouth-Xerostomia.htm

Yes, Oasis is mint.  Have you contacted your doc about the dry mouth?  If so, what did they have to offer?


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