Is anybody have trouble with dry mouth and constipation? Or am I nuts?

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I had the dry eyes and that passed. At one point it seemed I was producing too much saliva. I would actually have to spit while in the shower. Now this. Maybe stress?

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    yes...

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    Yes Yes yes! Dry mouth and constipation and a whole lot more! Sick of being sick with hardly any relief.

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    Hi Juanita...any med changes recently? I got dry mouth for a bit when I started migraine med...

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      Was having muscle spasms and the doc put me on generic flexiril. But that was weeks ago and I only take it when I have the spasms. The last one was a week ago and that was the last time I took the meds. Could they still be in my system? Listed in the side effects(very low on the list) were dry mouth and constipation. But it seems like the dry mouth started before the meds.

      Ugh! The spasms were caused by stress due to my job and a coworker that has decided she doesn't like me anymore. We went to lunch today with another coworker she didn't acknowledge my presence during the entire lunch. How childish and rude is that? If I asked her to repeat something she said she would just shake her head while looking down.

      I have no idea what I have done to this woman. But it's her problem not mine. She's very good friends with my Supervisor and we were all friends, but my Supervisor is not good at sharing and I think she told her some lie and vowed her to silence. I'm 59 I don't have time to deal with such juvenile sh*t.

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      Jeez Juanita! It sounds like you work at a daycare! She is probably intimidated somehow by you. otherwise, she is just an ass! So much for the benefit of the doubt. sounds like your coworker needs exlax brownies...that is awful...sorry...ha,ha!

      IDK about that med...I guess if you take as needed and last dose a week ago...maybe not then. Keep lots of hard candies in your bag, that helps. As far as the constipation...I bought powdered magnesium...tastes like raspberry lemonade...very delightful! Supposed to calm my nerves, and send me blissfully to sleep...etc...right... HOWEVER...sends me sprinting to the toilet instead. so now I use only if I am constipated. 😃

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    you can purchase saliva inducing tabs from the chemist - but my advice is water little and often that will also help the constipation. My mum has Sjogrens Syndrome a subsidery after oesteoparosis - she no longer makes bodily fluids such as tears, saliva, always has a bad taste in her mouth and suffers badly with constipation.

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