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Old 14-06-18, 22:07
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Super dry mouth, thick white saliva

So Iíve posted before my lymphoma worries which started 2 weeks ago when I went down with fever, swollen lymph/salivary gland, sore throat etc. Night sweats followed. Original gland went down, another appeared on the other side. Stressed out of my mind and most likely will wake up at 2 am again from sweats and fear. If that wasnít enough my mouth is now super dry constantly (iím not dehydrated as I drink a lot of water), and my saliva is very white and thick almost looking like toothpaste. Think I am done for...
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Old 14-06-18, 23:31
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Re: Super dry mouth, thick white saliva

Could be thrush.
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So Iíve posted before my lymphoma worries which started 2 weeks ago when I went down with fever, swollen lymph/salivary gland, sore throat etc. Night sweats followed. Original gland went down, another appeared on the other side. Stressed out of my mind and most likely will wake up at 2 am again from sweats and fear. If that wasnít enough my mouth is now super dry constantly (iím not dehydrated as I drink a lot of water), and my saliva is very white and thick almost looking like toothpaste. Think I am done for...


If you donít mind me asking, why do you think this is related to lymphoma? Is it because you had a swollen lymph node, sore throat and night sweats?

Is it possible that all of these could have been caused by an ordinary cold? Is it also possible that they could be separate issues? For example: Sore throat, thick white saliva and dry mouth can be caused by acid reflux - I know this because this was one of the first things I experienced in life that sent me into a health anxiety tailspin. Once I sorted it out, it rarely if ever comes back.

What about the fever and night sweats? One would think that night sweats are a byproduct of having a fever, no? When your body is hot, you sweat, especially at night. Swollen lymph nodes typically happen when your body is battling an infection of sorts.

But if you have the flu or even some strains of the common cold, then you may end up with swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, thick saliva, dry mouth and night sweats. Thatís part of the entire package that comes with contracting a viral illness.

What is more likely to be the case? A simple cold or lymphoma? The flu or lymphoma? Acid reflux or lymphoma? I think you know the answer.

I canít tell you if you have lymphoma or not, but what I can tell you is that your symptoms are generic enough that it could be 5,000 other things, none of which seem to worry you except the one you have narrowed in on. But when it comes to probability my bet is that in a few weeks time, this issue of yours will disappear.... and something else will take its place. Thatís called health anxiety.


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