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    Please let us know how myrbetriq works for you.

    We are always looking for alternatives to the anti-cholinergic meds as well.

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    Botox is no bargain either.
    Be forwarned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Pendleton View Post
    Try gum or candies with xylitol in them as a sweetner. There is some pretty good evidence that it helps ward off caries and decay as well as stops dry mouth. Brushing before bed with biotene helps prevent the problems of dry mouth too.
    Xylitol is a good source of diarearrh, shits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Pendleton View Post
    My dry mouth just about disappeared after I moved from regular Ditropan to Ditropan XL but when I need to take oxycodone or Levsin it reappears even worse than before.
    Same here, Sue.


    So how is the dry mouth now, Scott? Did the lozenges help?

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    I switched from ditropan to trospium (generic for sanctura - like KLD mentioned) and my dry mouth has been considerably better. Definitely worth it to me. None of the gum, toothpaste, etc. ever worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    Please let us know how myrbetriq works for you.

    We are always looking for alternatives to the anti-cholinergic meds as well.
    The dry-mouth got better, but the trade-off was stomach issues. Ugh. I decided to see what would happen if I didn't take any bladder meds at all, but the dysreflexia has been pretty bad. Back to square one.

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    Have you discussed bladder Botox with your urologist? It is not often used for those with indwelling catheters, but can be, esp. for those who have too many side effects with the anticholenergic meds (such as yourself).

    (KLD)

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    Taking 30mg oxybutynin, had dry mouth for the first 3 years, with time learned to adjust my diet and no longer suffer from dry mouth. Fruits and vegetables is the key, no salty, sugar, no alcohol or caffeine, once figured out the diet, now I can enjoy any of those things, with moderation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Have you discussed bladder Botox with your urologist? It is not often used for those with indwelling catheters, but can be, esp. for those who have too many side effects with the anticholenergic meds (such as yourself).

    (KLD)
    I've been leery. My body reacts very, very badly to changes of any kind.

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    I remember when I had this problem with Ditropan and Detrol I was switched over to Sanctura and it helped out.
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