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Help!! Dry mouth and tongue numbness/Copaxone

In Feb 08 I began taking Copaxone for MS. Shortly after I began using Copaxone, the right side of my tongue went numb. I initially stopped taking the Copaxone to see if it would resolve itself. It didn't and I continued with the Copaxone. The right side of my tongue is still numb, the numbness on the right side of my mouth has resolved mostly but now I have the most horribly dry mouth. I have tried everything--even so much as sucking on a mouth full of vinegar. I can get my mouth to water with salty or sour foods, but it doesn't stay moist. I have tried what I think is everything over the counter to help but nothing is working! What can it be and What can I do? It is making me insane! Please help!
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147426 tn?1317265632
I suspect that this is a neurological problem of the MS and not a side effect of the Copaxone.  You need to contact your neurologist and tell him/her!  Dry mouth is hard to tolerate.  Also, it makes for really rapid tooth decay and loss.  Leave a phone call for the neuro, or email him or (my fav) fax him a description of the problem.

This sounds just miserable!

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Thanks so much for the advise! I am trying to get into to see my neuro--but that appears to be an ordeal in itself.
It is miserable and is making me crazy!
   Thanks
     Kelly
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