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So much saliva??

(15 Posts)
KayBlake Thu 18-Aug-16 10:38:13

Last night I woke up at maybe 3 a.m with so much saliva I was gagging on it and had to spit it out. It was really thick and warm and there was just so much. This has never happened before, and today I am producing more or less a normal ammount but it was sorta scary

pitstop16 Thu 18-Aug-16 12:56:31

When I'm pregnant I produce lots more saliva, but only when I'm asleep! I actually wake myself up with the amount of wet I have dribbled on me/the pillow (gross I know, sorry!) really don't know why?! hmm

LightTripper Thu 18-Aug-16 13:18:33

I'm the same. It actually has a name: ptyalism. I don't know why but that made me feel (very slightly) better about it that it's a "thing". Often seems to go along with nausea - have you had that too?

KayBlake Thu 18-Aug-16 14:03:52

I've sorta had nausea but it's not how I expected it to be. Everyday I always feel a bit "sea sick" but last night before bed my belly felt really heavy and I could almost feel it in my throat but I wasn't actually being sick and I couldn't sleep and when I finally did sleep I got woken up by my saliva

LightTripper Thu 18-Aug-16 14:47:22

It's so weird isn't it? Everybody gets different symptoms but I think these are in the range of normal. Not sure if there is much you can do - maybe sleeping on your side and/or with a towel on your pillow might help?

Mummymulb16 Thu 18-Aug-16 15:13:43

I am a spitter too I had this in first pregnancy with HG and the spitting didn't go until I gave birth! I have it again and because of this I am too embrassed to go outside ! What does work for me to reduce the saliva is pumpkin sees or almonds if u chew them and keep them in the side of the mouth it does help but after a week I got sick of it sad

Havingkittens04 Thu 18-Aug-16 19:16:04

I have this all day long sad I had it in my last pg (lost baby at 17 weeks but was still spitting 3 months later due to pg hormones still being present due to retained products) and in this pregnancy (currently 17 weeks)

Last time i was on bed rest due to HG and I was filling several carrier bags with tissues that I had no option but to spit into every day. It was totally gross! It's a lot more manageable this time, this isn't a HG pregnancy, but still a pain...

The thing that aggrevates it most, for me, is anything sweet. The only thing I can drink that actually refreshes my mouth instead of exacerbating the excess saliva/horrid taste is ice cold sparkling water flowers

KayBlake Thu 18-Aug-16 19:16:47

I've found spicy food makes it a billion times worse

Mummymulb16 Thu 18-Aug-16 20:46:27

OMG having kittens I find sweet things make it worse too! I hate it so much and I am really not enjoying being pregnant it feels really unfair to have this sad

Havingkittens04 Thu 18-Aug-16 21:01:37

It's called dysgeusia when nothing tastes 'right' in pregnancy. I'm finding milk tastes sour too so I'm probably lacking in calcium atm hmm and citrus things dry up my mouth but leave a horrible, sour coating on my tongue confused

Although I didn't have the excess saliva when I was pg first time, with DD, I did still had the dysgeusia all the way through - nothing tasted right for 8 months sad I have such a sweet tooth usually but everything tasted so sour and yucky sad

The only thing keeping me going is the memory of that first meal I could actually properly taste and enjoy after I delivered DD - I think I inhaled it! It was gone in seconds, it tasted sooo good grin

Nottalotta Thu 18-Aug-16 22:19:15

I'd forgotten about this! In my first pregnancy I regularly soke up with a wet patch in my pillow.

lokahsamastah Fri 19-Aug-16 07:04:27

I'm 31 weeks and have had excessive saliva since 10 weeks. It's gross and embarrassing, and alongside HG has probably contributed most to my low mood during this pregnancy. I carry a bottle everywhere with me to spit into as cloths/tissues just aren't up to the job. Needless to say I cannot wait to give birth to this baby! Sympathies to everyone experiencing this.

suspiciousofgoldfish Fri 19-Aug-16 10:10:13

I noticed this during my first pregnancy..... Almost as if all your body fluids go into overdrive!

My second is two months now and I still spray people when I talk. Its very attractive.

FireFLYing19 Fri 19-Aug-16 10:13:05

I had this too! Mine was disgusting and I had to sit with a cup to spit into all day blush I was off with severe sickness and the excess saliva stopped after about 4 weeks. Yuck!

Havingkittens04 Fri 19-Aug-16 18:01:32

I used to keep an abundance of disposable plastic cups beside my bed when I had HG last time. The smell emanating from the fluid in the cup was not pleasant - which only made me vomit more - bleugh!

I'm a delight! grin wink

And my midwife was shocked that I am so adamant that this will be my last pregnancy - er, hello?! shock confused

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