Hi all, just wanted to start by saying that although I rarely post, this forum has been a big help to me over recent months. I want to thank the members here, especially those who keep returning to encourage others, even after they have healed (completely or mostly) from their symptoms. So, my question is, is dry mouth a possible TMS symptom? I have had this since mid-Feburary. My mouth feels drier, and I don’t seem to make as much ‘spit’ as I should. There are several reasons why I think it might be TMS: I’ve had a number of TMS symptoms throughout my life, and with the exception of migraines, they have all been more autonomic nervous system based; IBS, IC, low blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, etc. I have recently read that the autonomic nervous system has control over the salivary glands; specifically, the parasympathetic nervous system (which I know is the one that is dominant when we are relaxed, NOT stressed) increases salivation. I have experienced dry mouth before during acute episodes of anxiety, In early January, I had dry mouth for a couple days; I was freaking out over coming off of antidepressant medication. I didn’t think much about the dry mouth then, and it went away at some point, I don’t even remember when. This current episode began when we visited my parents. My dad had been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and has begun treatment. I’m stressed about that, and also the coronavirus crisis that has been constantly in the news. Over the past few days the dry mouth will seem better at times. Not 100%, but better. And I swear that when I’ve had to talk to people who stress me out, it gets worse. That being said, I haven’t been to a doctor yet to rule out a structural cause. I made the mistake I think a lot of us here have made, and googled dry mouth. It seems that in some cases, it can result from an autoimmune disorder, and the idea of that freaks me out. I can’t see my dr. until May, unless I get a cancellation before then. I guess that I’m looking for reassurance that it’s possible for dry mouth to be yet another manifestation of TMS, and not necessarily a structural issue.