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I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2011. I am currently taking Metformin SR twice daily plus Losartan, Atorvastatin and Omeprazole. For the past 15 months I have had an extremely dry mouth. I have it all the time. It does not keep me awake but if I do wake up I am cotton mouthed until I have a drink. In 2011 I had a wisdom tooth removed under Lidocaine (knocked me out completely). 2 weeks after this I noticed a dry mouth but thought it was to do with trauma after extraction. A year later I was sent to see dentist in Birmingham Hospital who told me the Omeprazole I take for a hiatus hernia was causing dry mouth. Apparently according to him it is notoriousfor it. My Doctor changed it to Esomeprazole and for 2 years I was free from trouble. Then 15 months ago it started again. I have tried coming off Esomeprazole and going back on to Omeprazole but no change. My doctor tells me to use artificial saliva and suck sugar free gums etc - this only makes it worse. Sacharine of any sort aggrevates a dry mouth. I am at the end of my tether now. I have used every lip balm on the market but nothing appeases this dry mouth. Drinking a hot drink or a cold one eases it at the time but it is soon back. If I do eat anything sweet or savoury my dry mouth goes into overdrive like I am sucking a lemon. HELP.
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