A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to experience dry mouth and facial numbness when suffering from ms?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
Possible: Dry mouth in ms is usually related to medications such as anticholinergics for example. Ditropan (oxybutynin) taken for bladder management or other medications such as amitryptyline are examples of medications often prescribed in ms which can have this effect. Proper hydration, lozenges and chewing gum may help moderate this medication side effect. Speak to your md, also other causes.
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Dentistry 31 years experience
A lot of patients: With ms complain of dry mouth - it is a recognized side effect. I haven't personally had any facial numbness cases but that could also happen i suppose. For the dry mouth try biotene products available otc or dry mouth gel from your dentist (gc america).
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Neurology 52 years experience
Comments: Dry mouth more often a sign of medication side effect, but can also be seen with Sjogren's. MS would not typically cause dry mouth on it's own, but facial numbness does occur associated with relapses or progression. See your neurologist and sort out.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2021
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