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Struggling with my Mother's Death
Anon_228672 posted:
I've been struggling with the death of my Mother (and who was also my best friend) since January 30, 2011. I've been through all the emotions - crying, guilt, depression, anger, fustration, etc. I am now experiencing dry mouth. I've been to the MD and blood work all came back fine. Went to the dentist and could not see anthing abnormal. I was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing anything similar and what they are doing about it. Also how do I go about finding a grief support group in my area?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and welcome to WebMD,

I am so sorry for your loss. That first year and well into the second can be so difficult. (((hugs)))

For a support group in your area, check out your local community newspaper and/or call your area's community services (or whatever it may be called in your area) to find grief support groups. Most, if not all, communities will have at least one.

For the dry mouth, have you changed medications or even supplements lately at all? Some medications are notorious for this. Between crying and allergies, for example, you may be taking antihistamines and that could be a contributor, but there are many other medications where this is a side effect.

Either way, talk with your local pharmacist about solutions. There are some products, I believe, which are made to help with this.

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