Spent the day throwing up in my mouth. And actually outside of it once just to the shake things up a bit. Had bad stomach cramps and everything I tried to eat (saltines and cliff bars) made it worse. Pepto helped a bit. My dad came home around dinner time to me on the couch watching TV and asked how I was in a cheerful voice and I said “fine”. I don’t really know how to explain to my family what my days are like anymore. I slept through my alarms because I had a rough night, so I took my meds late. Which made my heart palpitations bad. And I had bad pain. That made me want to hit and kick the wall. But I knew if I did that I would just hurt worse. So I wanted to scream. But I just waited and cried. And then the bad nausea started. I messaged a friend off and on and watched Netflix as usual to try and distract myself. I have so much I need to be doing but I really just don’t have the energy right now.

I don’t know how to explain my day to my dad, so I just said it was fine. But really… It was one of those days.

sloth-ninja
sloth-ninja:

So I found these at my local pharmacy. I’ve been having some moderate dry mouth as a side effect of one or several of my medications and these things work the best out of what I’ve tried so far. They taste really good and they really do alleviate the dry mouth feeling. The only drawback is that they’re hard to find and are 4-5 dollars for a box of 18.
I’ve tried Biotene mouthwash, which I still use at least twice a day. It’s supposed to help prevent tooth decay that might be caused by lack of saliva.
I’ve also tried the Biotene Gel, and ugh. The consistency of that stuff as I tried to coat my mouth in it almost made me sick. I can’t even describe how unpleasant it was.
I found these adhesive dissolving tablets, I think the brand is OraMoist? I forgot what the brand really is. They work by adhering to one of your back molars or the gum line and dissolving slowly to promote saliva production. All they really do for me is make my gums feel uncomfortable and my mouth feel worse than it already did. It does create a kind of film over my teeth/gums, but it doesn’t feel very good. They really do stick to your gums/teeth and you can wear them at night, but I would still be scared one would come loose and become a choking hazard.
I also use sugar free mints and sugar free hard candies to help in between using the ACT lozenges. They help in the short term and keep me from habitually snacking on junk food.
I have yet to try the Biotene toothpaste, but I’m seriously considering it. The other Biotene stuff doesn’t taste bad, so I think it might be okay.

Signal boost! I’ve only ever drank shit tons of water and eaten gum and sucked on candy for any dry mouth I’ve gotten with medication… This post is great

sloth-ninja:

So I found these at my local pharmacy. I’ve been having some moderate dry mouth as a side effect of one or several of my medications and these things work the best out of what I’ve tried so far. They taste really good and they really do alleviate the dry mouth feeling. The only drawback is that they’re hard to find and are 4-5 dollars for a box of 18.

  • I’ve tried Biotene mouthwash, which I still use at least twice a day. It’s supposed to help prevent tooth decay that might be caused by lack of saliva.
  • I’ve also tried the Biotene Gel, and ugh. The consistency of that stuff as I tried to coat my mouth in it almost made me sick. I can’t even describe how unpleasant it was.
  • I found these adhesive dissolving tablets, I think the brand is OraMoist? I forgot what the brand really is. They work by adhering to one of your back molars or the gum line and dissolving slowly to promote saliva production. All they really do for me is make my gums feel uncomfortable and my mouth feel worse than it already did. It does create a kind of film over my teeth/gums, but it doesn’t feel very good. They really do stick to your gums/teeth and you can wear them at night, but I would still be scared one would come loose and become a choking hazard.
  • I also use sugar free mints and sugar free hard candies to help in between using the ACT lozenges. They help in the short term and keep me from habitually snacking on junk food.

I have yet to try the Biotene toothpaste, but I’m seriously considering it. The other Biotene stuff doesn’t taste bad, so I think it might be okay.

Signal boost! I’ve only ever drank shit tons of water and eaten gum and sucked on candy for any dry mouth I’ve gotten with medication… This post is great