Salivary gland problems?

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2009 at 6:42 pm

      Okay I know I am probably nit picking here, but since I seem to have so many other problems shared by so many of you, I might as well bring this one up.
      About 15 years ago I developed a periodic swelling in the salivary gland in my neck. I went to an ENT at that time and was told that it would was probably inflamed due to a stone and that it would go away. It did go down, but i have had flare ups through the years. Recently I had pain and some swelling and went back to ENT doctor. I have a permanent knot that he says is scar tissue and he said I am not producing enough saliva and that it could an autoimmune process going on. ( It seems everything I have is autoimmune.) When I had GBS my salivary glands were affected, only I produced too much saliva. So I was wondering if there could be a link. The specialist said he really didn’t know and that what I had was common with women my age. AAAAHHHHH!

      Anyway, I just thought I would throw this out there.


    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm

      First is the meds that you mite be on…not only for the neuro pain but for other issues? These can dry out your mouth especially when you take more than one…. I use Biotene oral balance gel… it’s a squirt bottle, has a strange taste that you can get used to but it works to help keep your mouth moist. It’s also great for fresher breath! Go figger. In my case, the dry mouth is meds induced.
      The other is that thyroid or Sjogrens immune issues mite be going on concurrently? Something to ask about, read up on them. Sjogrens is an immune issue that dries out the moisture glands in the body. It’s a painful condition for which there is no cure.
      I hope this is useful in some way. Let us know.