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

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read that anxiety/ stress can cause dry mouth.

There is a few things that can actually.
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 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
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

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds a lot like a symptom caused by physical 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)
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   


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,

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