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Hi ladies. Is dry mouth another symptom of peri menoupause , lately I have been struggling with super dry mouth, specially in thee morning. I googled the symptom, and it mention Alzahimers. Now I am really scared. please help!
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If it's in the morning only, could it be that you are breathing through your mouth while you sleep? If not, are you drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. Not tea, juice, coffee but actual water. If those things aren't factors, do you eat a lot of sweets? I find that if I cut way back on sugar and simple carbs, my dry mouth goes away. It could have something to do with your blood sugar.
Do you snore or sleep with your mouth open? Try drinking water whenever you wake up at night.
I always have water by my bed because I also get a dry mouth at night. There are dry mouth sprays or lozenges you can buy, I have never tried them so I don't know how good they are. If you are perimenopausal age I am assuming you are in your 40s which is very young for Alzheimer's. If you drink alcohol in the evening you are more likely to get a dry mouth or also if you suffer with allergies and your nose is a bit runny or blocked. Some medications can give you a dry mouth too. As your oestrogen levels drop you will get a dryer mouth and eyes so it could be a symptom of the perimenopause, do you notice it is worse at certain times of the month?
It can make everything alot dryer, do you eat alot of salt, it can make your mouth dry as well. Medication was mentioned. as well as lozenges for dry mouth, mine is dry as well and I use sugar free cough drops, and it seems to help. If you notice your eyes dry as well you may want to check for sojourns syndrome. But most likely not, just menopause. Aren't we lucky !...:)
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