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Help - Dry Mouth can't sleep, don't want cavities

Discussion in 'General and other signs and symptoms' started by Yessica, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Yessica

    Yessica Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Hi, guys. I've had dry mouth for the past 2 months. Can't sleep. Concerned about getting cavities and worse gum problems. (As it is I have major dental problems I can't address due to health, finances and allergic reactions/MCS.)

    I had dry mouth and couldn't sleep with it for a month 5 months ago. Spoke to my ENT, dentist and Endocrinologist and none of them had any suggestions that worked for me (mainly cause of my reactions to ingredients in products). Thankfully it went away when I experimented and turned off the fan that was blowing on me. :thumbup:

    Now it's back.

    I drink enough. Can't drink more cause of diabetes insipidus/desmopressin and low sodium.
    Also, I'm below the daily recommended amount of sodium intake cause of how it affects the just mentioned, so I don't think this is because of my sodium intake.

    Tried dry mouth products at the store. They all have xylitol which I'm allergic too.

    I don't think I have Sjögren's syndrome. I've tested negative for it, yet have been told by my ENT doctor that you can have it way before it shows up on a test.

    Don't think I have diabetes. None of the above doctors suggested to look in that direction, even though I asked if diabetes could be a culprit.

    Also, don't think I have my mouth open too often, may here and there due to stuffy nose. My only medications other than desmopressin are H1 and H2 which I have to be on for angioedema and have been on for 17 years with no problems.

    Dentist didn't want to try anything else with me due to my allergic reactions. Her only suggestion was to drink alkaline water. She said it won't alleviate dry mouth yet it helps with PH of mouth which helps with not getting cavities. I can't afford PH water even buying it from the machines.

    If I can find a little help in my daily survival environment, I'm hoping to start oxymatrine real soon. I'm really hoping that will clear up a lot of my problems.

    It's been 2 months of dry mouth, wondering if I ought to try again to take care of this with a doctor before I start oxymatrine. I really need to sleep and to not get any cavities (which I can't take care of) or add to the problems with my gums.

    Thank you for any help. :) :hug:
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  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    If you don't have wisdom teeth (they are removed) or they are erupted already you can use vitamin K2 with vitamin A and D. It will prevent tooth problems, though not sure about gum problems. There are oral wetting solutions available that you may be able to tolerate, though it will take brain power to vet them all. Finally a bite protector might work with some kind of oral wetting agent.
    There is something called recaldent, but its expensive and not proven to work, the evidence available is positive but personal experience says its hyped, though they have an oral wetting gel i believe.
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  3. Yessica

    Yessica Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Thanks, @Alvin. I still need to read up about Vitamin K and check into it. My take from the dentist is there is stuff (sorry can't remember or look up the precise words) in our saliva that helps protect our teeth and gums. (Wish I could look it up and write more now to describe it better.)

    Most likely can't do a bite protector. The lose teeth I'm trying to keep can't handle anything other than liquid touching them. Also, so hard to find anything that is made of plastic (or something) that I don't react to with angioedema and pain.

    Every oral gel or anything for dry mouth at the stores I've been to (and what I've googled) all have xylitol (or some kind of guar or gum, or paraben - that I avoid, ingredient) which cause angioedema and pain. :(

    Thanks for the suggestions Alvin, whatever doesn't work for me may help someone else. :) :thumbup:
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  4. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Sometimes it pays to be persistent, from the makers of recaldent and according to a questions/answers on amazon doesn't have xylitol (perhaps you can get an official ingredients list elsewhere, i am low on brain power)

    You can get lower prices/smaller quantities elsewhere or maybe other amazon listings
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  5. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Cornwall, UK
    Just want to warn you that Vitamin K2 appeared to disagree with me, and it was only a standard dosage - 75 micrograms of natural source MK-7.
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