My Doctor Says I'm Suffering from Ptyalism?Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwifesuffering from ptyalism. The condition is so bad, that it leaves me dehydrated. My job also requires constant communication with the public. As you can imagine, it's quite challenging to go about my day-to-day duties. I've tried chewing gum and sucking on mints and other forms of hard candy, but it makes it worse! Eating salty potato chips temporarily eases the condition, but I can't eat chips every minute of the day. My doctor says he hasn't heard of any medication or cure. I hope you have. I can't stand the thought of spending the remainder of my pregnancy like this!
During pregnancy there is normally an increase of body fluids, including saliva. I understand it is more common in the first trimester to suffer from your condition. I haven't found any solutions yet, improper digestion could have something to do with it.
Inquire at your local health food store to see if there is any homeopathic, herbal or vitamin supplements that you could take to help.
Also, there is a part of the spine directly related to TMJ and the salivary glands. You may wish to contact a chiropractor.
Anne Sommers, LM
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