Posted 18 December 1999 - 10:41 PM
Hi Gary:I don't know how dry mouth and tight throat muscles related to GERD and IBS, so someone else will have to answer that part. But I do know that dry throat and sinus problems can result from dry winter heating.I get sinus infections occasionally, and a friend of mine's daughter gets them all the time. They put a humidifier in their home for the winter months to make it easier on her. This kid gets them real bad, has even had sinus operations.My doc told me also to run a humidifier when I get sick, but usually when I think of buying one for my room I don't have the money. When I have the money I'm not sick! It's a catch-22 situation.
I hope you find an answer. It sounds uncomfortable. My throat gets dry when I'm coming down with something. And, for some strange reason, I crave chocolate then. I have no idea why.
Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
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