Dry mouth.

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Hello, I have not been diagnosed with GERD. I am wondering if any of you that have GERD have a constant dry mouth and a feeling of a tight throat? I have these symptoms along with lots of belching and burning in my upper stomach. I have woken to heart burn that has taken

my breath away but only a few times. I do feel like when I eat or drink my food or drink wants to come back up but it doesn't always burn. Please help! I'm trying to find a reason for my very annoying dry mouth and the feeling my throat is closing. Thanks in advance. Susan 😊

 

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    Are you taking medication for heatburn?  if so that is probably the cause of your dry mouth, when I use to take prilosec I had a dry mouth it also caused my face to be dry.  the medicine can also cause the burping.  these medicines for gerd and silent reflux cause problems
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    Hi Susan, I have had a very dry mouth in the last week or so which I didn't really suffer from before and when I burp sometimes I get liquid come back up my oesophagus and it too doesn't burn. Although this morning I woke up with a slight heartburn. After a lot of research and working with a nutritionist I have come to the conclusion that I have low stomach acid and what's causing it is a candida overgrowth. Have you heard of this? This is still a very controversial subject in mainstream medicine but when I asked my doctor about it he said it is something that the doctors are talking about in meetings. So hopefully in the next 5-10 years or so candida overgrowth will be treated by western medicine. For me that's too long to wait as I am housebound due to this problem. Do some research on it. It may be that this is also your problem?? Good luck. By the way my dry mouth has disappeared now.
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      Hi Julie, I am taking digestive enzymes with hcl. Also before eating I chew on a mixture of ginger root, lemon juice and a touch of salt for about 1 minute and then swallow it. Plus I've been eating raw garlic to deal with the candida. It seems to be helping. I did a comprehensive stool test which tests your stool for 3 days. It revealed an unbalance of bacteria, yeast overgrowth and parasites. I also did a MOAT (organic acids test) and that also revealed a yeast overgrowth. So if you only need to look for candida overgrowth perhaps the MOAT test is all you need to do which is the cheaper option. You do need a nutritionist or similar to order the tests for you though.
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