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Hi all, can someone help, please?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by GerardSinclair, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. GerardSinclair

    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Since being diagnosed type two, I've been taking sertraline 50mg anti depressants for one week, and then the Dr bumped me up to 100mg for the past 6 days.... The problem is I've got a really dry mouth and am still drinking extra water....Could this be diabetes still or is it more likely to be side affects from the medication...... Hopefully someone can help?? This weather is too damn hot lol.....
     
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    Julia99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anti depressant side effects are often dry mouth
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @GerardSinclair - I think you will find it is the side effects of the Sertraline. I started on 50mg a week ago and I am drinking more water than ever.
     
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    Mugwump Carer · Active Member

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    I have been on 100mg of Sertraline and often found I had a dry mouth. It's quite common I think.
     
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  5. GerardSinclair

    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the answer, wishing you a pleasent, happy evening...
     
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  6. GerardSinclair

    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the answer, wishing you a pleasent, happy evening...Horrible isn't it ?
     
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  7. GerardSinclair

    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Horrible symptom lol Thanks, I appreciate the answer, wishing you a pleasent, happy evening...
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am on 100mg of sertraline.
    I have an extremely dry mouth but that tends to be all morning. I have had this problem for about 2 years and still ongoing. The dry mouth was long before I started on sertraline but I doubt in my case it's due to the sertraline but it doesn,t help.
    Personally I think it's partly due to being t2 and also the anti psycotic I also am on
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @GerardSinclair - You could try Sugar Free Mints to keep your mouth moist. But, don't eat too many as most sugar free mints/sweets contain Sorbitol or something simular and this can have a laxative effect.
     
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    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks Liam, I didn't think of that. I'm gonna get some and see how they go. I'll get some in the morning, I'll let you know how I get on. I'll remember not too many though lol...wishing you a happy, healthy weekend....Thanks again..
     
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    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Sounds like your having a rough time too... Bless you. One minute I was healthy and then bang, life has changed just like that... So damn annoying, I really need to get myself together....I hope you have a nice happy weekend....Thanks for the input....
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi @GerardSinclair :).

    @Contralto has just pointed out in the above post - you could try chewing gum = Sugar Free of course.
     
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    GerardSinclair Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks..... Enjoy your weekend....
     
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