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I recently had to go to have surgery to tidy my neck dissection scar up and while I was going through all the consent forms etc, the doctor noticed how dry I was and how I was continuously drinking water. I did also say my concerns as to how I was going to cope with a nil by mouth for my operation for a few hours before as I'd be like sandpaper after a few minutes.

She asked had I not tried an oral t ablet which is specifically for sufferers of dry mouth after radiotherapy to the head and neck. She wrote it down and I asked my doctor to try it. Well It does work and I actually have saliva again all be it not like I used to but I canb actually go for nearly 4/5 hours without a drink - Yippee!!

So I thought I'd share the name with you all to maybe give it a try. Its called PILOCARPINE 5mg tablets. It has a few side effects to begin woth, I did feel like I'd got flu for a week but thats passed. I have also noticed I do have to shall I say, go for a tinkle a few more times a day now and you can get a bit more perspiration as its obviously increases your bodies fluids all over, but I don't care....I HAVE SALIVA!!!

Its not a miracle cure and it may not work for everyone but I thought I'd give it a mention.
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