Do you suffer from Xerostomia? In layman’s terms, Xerostomia is also known as cotton mouth or merely dry mouth. Xerostomia can be caused by numerous different things, including chemotherapy or other medications, smoking (cigarettes, cigars, and
most notably, pot), and a systemic lack of saliva production. Xerostomia is also
common in Methamphetamine users, prompting the term “Meth mouth” to come
into being. That term alone would prohibit me from even trying Meth.
How about you?
Common drugs which cause Xerostomia include antidepressants, amphetamines,
antihistamines and cannabis(marijuana). There are a few diseases which
cause Xerostomia as well, such as Diabetes, if it is poorly controlled,
and Eaton-Lambert Syndrome, an auto-immune disorder.
There is no known cure for Xerostomia, however treatment is available in synthetic saliva substitutes and dietary means. If you suffer from Xerostomia, drink more
sugar free liquids, avoid decongestants and antihistamines, chew gum
made with Xylitol, a sugar alcohol and substitute.Name brands of Xylitol
gum include Trident and Ice Breakers.
Writing that actually made me a sufferer...Off to get a drink.