Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.
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I was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in ’94. To remove a lesion, I underwent local surgery and radiation therapy to my fifth cervical vertebra, about three inches below my chin. At the time I had no idea that the radiation would damage my salivary glands causing a long-term multiple myeloma side effect that I would spend the next 25 plus years struggling with dry mouth.
For the record, my case is manageable. I have read about cases that are much more serious than mine. Serious radiation-induced dry mouth can cause your gums to recede and your teeth to fall out.
According to the article linked and excerpted below, dry mouth is a common side effect of many medicines.
Whether or not you are a multiple myeloma survivor, if you think you have dry mouth aka xerostomia, my suggestion is to chew all natural, sugarless, xylitol-based, Spry chewing gum occasionally throughout your day.
Yes, you should see a doctor, and yes, you may want to undergo more serious, long-term therapies to health this long-term multiple myeloma side effect. But chewing all natural gum is a healthy and functional fix that is at least a temporary cure give you time to figure out a long-term plan.
If you simply buy a pack of gum at the store you may run out in a few days. By buying the Spry ‘Five Flavors’ Xylitol Gum Pack, you will save yourself money and fix the problem, at least in the short term.
Put one flavor/jar in the kitchen junk drawer, one flavor in your car, one flavor upstairs, one downstairs and even one at your workplace. You will always be dry-mouth-ready.
I think that six months of acupuncture has moderated my multiple myeloma side effect, dry mouth, to where I am able to manage it pretty well.
I am both a MM survivor and MM cancer coach. For more information about managing the collateral damage, multiple myeloma side effects, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.
“Xerostomia can lead to speech and eating difficulties, halitosis (bad breath), an increase in the number of dental cavities (saliva helps prevent tooth decay), and infections in the mouth, such as thrush. An individual with xerostomia typically finds it harder to enjoy food.
Xerostomia is a common problem. It is frequently a side effect of medication, which may improve with a new prescription or an adjustment of dosage…
Some patients may think dry mouth is a normal part of aging – it is not. It is, however, more commonly found among the elderly. Experts say the main reason is that elderly people take more medications compared to the rest of the population, and some of these medications cause xerostomia…
Xerostomia may be a symptom of a serious systemic disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, Sjogren’s syndrome and hypothyroidism. A systemic disease is one that affects the entire body…
“Xlear Spry ‘Five Flavors’ Xylitol Gum Pack – ALL FLAVORS!!!
“To relieve your dry mouth:
Saliva is important to maintain the health of your teeth and mouth. If you frequently have a dry mouth, taking these steps to protect your oral health may also help your condition: