I have sjogren's I have been waking up in the morning with my mouth so dry that I choke on my first sips of water and my mouth is like the desert! How do I treat this and am I doing damage to my esophogus (sp?)
wow i know how you feel. not only does my mouth get dry but my food and sometimes even water gets stuck in my esophagus and i can't get it to come up one time i almost passed out from it. i don't know what will actually work anymore except juicing my foods and sipping from a straw.
try drinking a small glass of milk before bed every night. i find that the slimier the food is....the more moist it keeps my esophagus. water keeps me hydrated, but it does nothing for me for the dryness. i go through 2, 4 litre bags of milk a week and it helps. orange juice is also good as it gives you the vitamin c and it's slimey. chew sugarless gum as often as you can and suck on sugarless candies. anything you suck on with force your glands to produce saliva. all the best.