Dec 06, 2010 - 3:08 pm
This past summer I happened to visit my uncle, who had gone through Tonsil Cancer about 15 years ago. He was a tremendous resource and supporter during my treatment phase, and I asked him how he deals with dry mouth. He went to his medicine cabinet and took out a bottle of very small pills called "Pilocar". He takes one a day, and goes through the day mostly dry mouth free. He still carries around a small bottle of water, which he claims is by habit, and told me to ask my Doctor to prescribe it for me.......and just see if it would help. By gosh, it does seem to help. I'm taking them 3 times a day, and I've noticed lately that I just don't need to carry water with me all the time (except when I'm eating). Maybe it's just the natural coming back of the saliva glands, since I'm 18 months from my last (and FINAL :)) treatment, but it might just be the answer for one of you guys. Like my Dr. says....Try it as long as it doesn't have tremendous side effects, if it doesn't work.....we'll try something else.