Well, when I have been chatting for a bit, my lips stick to my teeth. I can tell from the way this feels that I must look as silly as I feel, when this happens. However, constantly drinking is the only thing that keeps this from happening. Let's face it, beverages aren't necessarily available. All though many medications can cause dry mouth, I don't think this is the basis of my problem. I don't think this is the issue as I've been on my current medications for a very long time.
Having a dry mouth can lead to tooth decay ( and I hate going to the dentist). The body utilizes saliva in the beginning of the digestive process; it breaks down food particles that may be sticking to teeth. Lack of saliva can interfere with the tasting and swallowing of food besides interfering with talking. Unfortunately, I just had an appointment with my rheumatologist so I'll have to wait a bit before I can get back in to see him. Dry mouth can be caused by medical problems or a medication side effect. So in all likelihood this is just part of my Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder (along with my dry eyes). Ah yes, autoimmune diseases - the diseases that keep on giving.