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Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy GERD and "Juicy Mouth"?

GERD and "Juicy Mouth"?

Hi everyone. I'm a 49 year old male diagnosed with GERD, Gastritis, IBS, Lactose Intolerance and various other disorders (ie; GAD, Hypochondria, Panic Disorder, OCD, etc) as well as Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis and a Deviated Septum. I also have cervical arthritis with a bone spur at C-5/C-6 and I also have bad, worn-down teeth (I'm always grinding them).

For many years now (probably 7-8) I've had these on-again/off-again bouts where whenever I put food (or anything else) in my mouth, I produce extra saliva (no drooling though or anything like that). Now, of course you obviously DO produce extra saliva when you put anything in your mouth but in my case it's quite a bit more than it normally is for me which is why I call it "juicy mouth". This usually comes out of the blue and lasts a few weeks and then I'm back to normal again and producing normal amounts of saliva. I've gone through these bouts about 6-8 times in the last ten years and have no idea what causes them (maybe GERD? - although I don't have heartburn all the time). My throat also gets tight or feels "thickened", constricted or lumpy and sometimes scratchy. Also I feel like I'm getting hoarse sometimes but everyone around me tells me I'm not. Please no jokes (I have severe Hypochondria and trigger very easily).

The only med I'm taking is Atarax but I've had this even when I wasn't taking anything. I have had all kinds of tests, scans, seen lots of different specialists and been poked and prodded countless times over the years (and recently) and almost everything always seems to come back "normal".

Has anyone else every experienced this?. I just know that if nobody responds I'm probably going to be freaking out thinking I'm the only one on earth or somthing. If only I could be normal ):

Thanks for your help!, Steve

NOTE: A few weeks ago I had the most severe burning in my stomach that it radiated up into my right side, causing intense pain and I ended up in the ER thinking I had pancreatis or a gall stone. I literally thought the end was near!. After an upper-body CT scan with contrast and numerous tests I was told that I had GERD which surprized me a LOT because I've had this for years and never knew it could get this bad or cause so many (sometimes very frightening) symptoms.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: GERD and "Juicy Mouth"?

hi steven
i dont get as severe juicy mouth but it does seem to happen every so often out of the blue..dont know why tho...i do have a question for you though..when you had your ct scan done how did they tell you had GERD from that...i always thought you had to have barium or endo for that....the reason i ask is i also had the same ct scan as you did because of my stomach and they didnt tell me anything at all...in fact they said nothing about my stomach on the test results..which kinda freaked me out....lol
just curious...
i also have anxiety and get stressed easily,,i think that is how all my troubles started..sudden EXTREME long term stress...( i would say at least since december of last year)...its getting slowly better,,,but i can slip easily...
Hope you feel better soon
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Re: GERD and "Juicy Mouth"?

First, thanks for the reply!.

I don't know what causes the extra saliva thing either. I've had this off and on for years. I'm not drooling or anything and it's usually much more noticable when I'm eating but it's still one more symptoms I have to worry about. How often do you get it and how much extra saliva do you have?. Do you get it only when you eat or at certain times?. What gets me is that when I talk to other people with GERD they tell me that they have never heard of the extra saliva thing and yet "suddenly producing more saliva" and "water brash" are supposed to be common for people with GERD. Strange.

I had been diagnose with GERD, Gastritis, IBS and Lactose Intolerance a long time ago. I took Prevacid. They also did an endoscopy and colonoscopy on me and removed some benign polyps. I'm almost 50 and have had all kinds of stomach issues since I was a teen. I had the barium swallow when I was younger (yuk!). Not fun .

Keep in touch. It would be great talking with you again.

- Regards, Steve

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hi steven
i dont get as severe juicy mouth but it does seem to happen every so often out of the blue..dont know why tho...i do have a question for you though..when you had your ct scan done how did they tell you had GERD from that...i always thought you had to have barium or endo for that....the reason i ask is i also had the same ct scan as you did because of my stomach and they didnt tell me anything at all...in fact they said nothing about my stomach on the test results..which kinda freaked me out....lol
just curious...
i also have anxiety and get stressed easily,,i think that is how all my troubles started..sudden EXTREME long term stress...( i would say at least since december of last year)...its getting slowly better,,,but i can slip easily...
Hope you feel better soon
Spunky
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: GERD and "Juicy Mouth"?

I just wanted to explain myself a little better.

The extra saliva thing usually comes on in episodes that last a few weeks. I have it throughout the day but especially while eating. It does not seem to affect me while I'm asleep. I don't drool and my mouth doesn't get full or anything but I sometimes have to keep my mouth closed when working around food or being around people so it doesn't "squirt" out. I also have a molar that is slowly rotting away (but not infected) and I get a really strong metallic taste from it all the time. I also have GERD, IBS, Gastritis and am lactose intolerant. Sometimes I do get heartburn but even when I don't, I still have this extra saliva issue. Not sure if any of this makes sense. Like right now I don't have any extra saliva but 5 minutes from now I could start producing more and have to keep swallowing. Again, I hope this makes sense. Is this what any of you folks are going through as well?.

Thanks again, Steve
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