Dry Mouth Is A Very Specific, Yet Very Annoying Problem to Have
Okay, so here it is, I'll put it out there. I'm on medication for the treatment of high blood pressure (that's why we're eating healthier, I need to lose weight, etc etc etc). One of the side effects of this medication is dry mouth.
This is a problem. My job is partially about talking on the radio. I can't be slurping on water or mints or chewing gum while I'm trying to talk.
I drink so much water, you guys.
So much water.
I find, for some reason, that cold water is more helpful? I drink and drink and drink and it only helps for a few minutes at a time. So I tried artificial over the counter stuff. I have a mouthwash that's supposed to help. It did make a bit of a difference in the early mornings, maybe an hour or two. I got special mints that were supposed to help, and well, they didn't.
I looked on the internet for other things that might help, but I don't see myself sucking on ginger root or holding a seance with aloe vera or whatever. A more practical suggestion was to give up caffeine... but I can't give up what I don't use. I don't drink coffee, or if I do it's very rarely, and I have maybe one soda a week. I'm being so serious when I say I drink a LOT of water.
One of you guys must have gone through this same thing. I mean, it's not that crazy of a problem to have, right? It just seems more annoying to me because I'm so aware of it with my profession.
Have you tried something that worked for you? Was it a mouthwash, a toothpaste, a mint, or some kind of natural remedy? What worked? Please don't ask me to do anything super crazy unless you're 100% sure it's going to work. I'm not a conservative person but I don't want to spend money on a banzai tree humidifier or something and then have it not work.
Let me know if you've got some ideas. I would appreciate it.