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    Jan Lucinda1
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    I’ve been diagnosed with and researching dry mouth. It can be a side effect of Sjogren’s syndrome or RA. Common symptoms include:
    sticky, dry feeling in the mouth
    frequent thirst
    split skin at corners of the mouth; cracked lips
    dry feeling in the throat
    problems speaking or trouble tasting, chewing or swallowing
    hoarseness, dry nasal passages, sore throat

    It can raise the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Treatments include:
    sucking on sugar-free candy
    drinking plenty of water
    use fluoride rinse
    breathe through your nose, not your mouth

    Any other treatments you have used?

    #373279
    Jan Lucinda1
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    Tammi Schlotzhauer in Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis says 15% of the people with RA get dry eyes, dry mouth or both.

    #373280
    Anonymous
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    Does it happen all the time or mainly after you wake up? Have you checked PH of your body /saliva and urine/
    Linda L.

    #373273
    RevereRosie
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    I recently went to the Dentist for a cleaning and was told I have dry mouth. Which I already experienced the symptoms. I use Biotene products that help some. Keeping hydrated also helps.

    And, I also recently had an eye exam and was told that I have dry eye which I was told to buy Systane eye drops.

    I experienced both these issues long before being diagnosed with R/A and Scleroderma.

    Rosie

    #373274
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I just saw my dentist and she recommended an electric toothbrush and GC MI Paste Plus, a topical cream with calcium phosphate and fluoride. wwwgcamerica.com http://www.mipaste.com It was developed at the Dental School, University of Melbourne, Australia. l

    #373275
    Anonymous
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    Dry mouth and dry eyes can be caused by an air-condition as well /heating and cooling both/
    Linda L.

    #373276
    Jan Lucinda1
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    #373277
    Anonymous
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    I experience it when I wake up only and not always. I used Biotene 2-3 times at night and it definitely helped. Also I know that my body is quite acidic, so one night I took Zantac 150. In the morning my mouth was not dry and my PH improved into alkaline. Taking so many medications, like we do, our bodies must be acidic.
    Linda L.

    #373278
    SS
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    Hi:

    I have dry mouth and dry eyes and I take biotin supplement and hypo tear drops for eyes and it helped me a lot.
    It will take couple of months to get the results.
    Thanks
    Regards
    SS

    #373281
    enzed
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    Dry eyes and dry mouth are common symptoms of scleroderma.
    My eye dryness improved after I began AP.
    I rarely need eye drops now whereas before AP I was using them several times a day.

    The mouth dryness also improved and eventually disappeared on AP. It seemed to be related to the reversal of my ‘shrinking’ mouth, and when my mouth began to return to a normal size, the mouth dryness reversed along with it.

    It seems clear to me that my dry eyes and mouth were healed by AP, which therefore proves they were caused by bacteria.

    #373282
    Jan Lucinda1
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    enzed- Glad to hear your symptoms are gone. That is good news.

    Jan

    #373283
    cbnelson
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    Been on AP for 5 years. 100mg 2x day Minocycline- generic brand. Also do Clindy iv’s 16 treatments every six months.
    I just noticed this summer a dry month and cracks in my lips. I thought it may be vit. deficiency, so is corrected.
    The RA is better. When will these other symptoms get better. I am having a PH water system installed will this help?

    #373284
    Jan Lucinda1
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    I don’t know but wish you the best.

    #373285
    Anonymous
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    Cbnelson,
    Make sure you drink a lot of water and take enough vitamins C and B complex.
    Linda L.

    #373286
    Jan Lucinda1
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    Sugar-free life savers really help. Also with dry, raspy throat when stressed.

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