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Offline mirandaverity

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very dry mouth
« on: January 13, 2016, 04:45:35 PM »
hello, everyone. new to this forum so not sure if this is right place to ask this .

I have just started paleo been on it now since the 26th. I have cut out dairy, Carbs all kinds even pasta and rice. lots of protein but the one thing I have noticed is that I get a very dry mouth. I drink quite a bit of water but it won't be long util i have a dry mouth again. is this paleo related or would this be something else ?

thanks for the help.
Miranda :)

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 07:39:30 AM »
Are you on any medications?  Dry mouth is often a side affect of meds.



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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 07:54:17 AM »
What is your definition of "quite a bit of water" ?

Your body will be needing lots more than normal while it's adapting.


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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 01:14:17 PM »
It could probably be ketosis from the diet, you need to reconsider your carb intake, and see if you're not getting enough, especially if you workout.

Try to make a combo of coconut water or honey/coconut oil, they work great at stopping the dry mouth, and drink at least 2 liters of water a day.

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 11:51:27 PM »
Hot tea with or without almond milk may help you. Sometimes bubbly spring water, like Pellegrino, can feel more hydrating too. Hope this helps.

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 08:12:46 AM »
Almond milk is not Paleo. Please stop posting your nonsensical "advice" in this forum. It's clear you have no clue what Paleo is.

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 06:41:53 AM »
It's hard to say without knowing what your water intake is, but I have not experienced dry mouth as a direct result of eating paleo. Usually my dry mouth is associated with something else like medication, too much salt, or not enough water.

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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 09:15:02 AM »
I have occasionally experienced this.  It doesn't happen during the day as I drink a lot of water - half a gallon to a gallon per day - but I don't drink while I'm asleep.

I don't think it's as simple as ketosis, because I've spent months in ketosis without this issue.  For me, it tends to happen when I'm generating a lot of urine - when I wake up with a dry mouth, it's usually with an uncomfortably full bladder as well.

I currently suspect that it's associated with substantial gluconeogenesis - conversion of excess protein into glucose in the liver.  Some amino acids in the protein cannot be used in this manner and have to be eliminated in the urine by the kidneys.  I'm pretty sure that's what causes the full bladder in the morning, but as the dry mouth is only usually associated with the full bladder, I'm not as sure about the dry mouth.

At any rate, lots of water seems to be a good solution during the day at least.  You could experiment with cutting back a bit on protein intake - fewer ounces of fattier meat, perhaps, or if you are trying to lose weight, just less protein without replacing it.

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Re: very dry mouth
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 09:29:36 PM »
I agree with mrchaos101, dry mouth is often a side effect of medicines. To treat this you need to sip water regularly. Also you can chew sugar free gums or candies.