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Postby whit3tig3y » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:29 pm

Since i've changed my diet and started exercising etc.. i've noticed that my lips seem to be drying out and tasting salty. I've cut out alot of salt from my diet, i used to add garlic salt to EVERYTHING, including sandwiches. I don't think ive added salt to anything since i've been on a diet.

I'm trying to drink as much water as i can, but I can't stomache it! If I drink too much of it, i feel bloated and sick. I usually manage 750ml in 8hrs at work, and thats on a good day. Could this mean I need more water? Or am i LACKING salt or is my body getting rid of all that excess salt thats build up over the years?
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Re: Salty Lips

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:09 pm

Often a strange taste in the mouth can be due to medication. Have you started taking any new drugs recently?

I've found one site where someone asked the same question and got a good answer. I hope it helps you. And remember, if symptoms persist see your doctor (seriously, since some of the less likely causes are neurological).
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Re: Salty Lips

Postby whit3tig3y » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:23 pm

Nope, no new medication.

Maybe its not having enough water, i've forced myself to drink more water today, i'll see how it goes. Or maybe its just my tongue being funny. I have a little ulcer type thing on the end of my tongue that hurts and feels funny, maybe its changing the way i taste things.
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Re: Salty Lips

Postby la1982 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:37 pm

Try mixing in some diet cordial with your water or even lemon or lime slices to make it more "tasty" :D
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