Dry Mouth

I had a strange incident on Monday. We went to arrange to get my mum’s stuff out of storage, and all the while I had a really dry mouth. To the point where my voice didn’t sound right (i.e. not how it usually sounds). Now, I usually take this as a telltale sign that my sugar is high, but I couldn’t particularly think of anything I’d eaten which would make it so.

Sure enough, when we got home, the dryness had eased somewhat and I tested my sugar – which was down at 8. For me, that’s low. Indeed, my morning sugars have been around 7 ever since.

So I must remember that whilst high sugar levels can be a cause of dry mouth (before the stroke I drank far more fluids, when I assume my sugar was that much higher), there are other things that can cause it. I need to try and find out what.

Author: Stroke Survivor UK

For many years I designed and developed IT systems for big banks. I had a stroke a couple of years ago, aged pre-50! I have returned to developing things from home, not quite at the levels I used to, but saves on the travel! My time is also filled with some voluntary work for the UK charities Age UK and the [UK] Stroke Association. Incidentally, I created this account with the alias "sca11y" but have since aligned it with the name of my blog.

One thought on “Dry Mouth”

  1. The obvious other cause is dehydration, although I shouldn't have been, I'd drunk pretty much as much as usual. I know I didn't take on any fluids at the storage place, and I've an idea that it subsided on the way home, although I didn't record what/when I had to drink. Anxiety is another biggie, but I don't remember feeling anxious.

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