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Weird taste from saliva, ulcers on gums, excessive thirst. Taking topamax, folic acid. Suggestions?

Over the past three weeks my saliva has tasted strange, almost a burning sensation and my gums have ulcerated a bit. I find myself wanting to drink more water. I thought it could be medicate by have gotten off for a week or so but still happening. I am taking topamax and was taking Deplin (folic acid). I also take estraiol and progesterone but have never had a problem with either.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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These symptoms are probably the potential side effects of the medication you are taking.Here are some easy ways to prevent or reduce the adverse effects of various drug therapies. Maintaining a good oral hygiene affects the general overall health and helps you feel better.Eat dry nuts and other foods that stimulate salivary flow.rinse your mouth well many times a day.Reduction in dosage of the drug or changing to an alternative drug may help.
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Dentist Dr. A.S.Vimalashree's  Response
get your blood test done for hb%, vitamin b12 , b 2 level,
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