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Mucus in throat, despite drinking massive water

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2009
  • 07:41 AM

Hello, my throat is frequently dry / sticky, I believe there is mucas in there, my spit is extremely thick.

I drink about 32 oz of water (2 bottles) every hour and a half, it is still very very thick. It has been this way somewhere between 6 months and a year, but seems worse lately (at least I'm drinking more water). Lately, when I wake up, I have a headache, like a hangover until I drink some water, I tend to be really spacey during this time.

Possibly relevant medical history:
*I am 26, male, white (mostly Italian / Czech descent)
*I've been smoking about half a pack a day for the last 5 or 6 years.
*I have been taking one 100mg capsule of Minocycline per week for over a year (for acne, leftover from before I got Accutane, which eventually wore off, they are leftover from Sept 2006)
*I had a root canal maybe 6 months ago .
*About 2 years ago, my stomach was growling loudly, all the time. It eventually stopped, I didn't think much of it, except that it was embarrassing.
*I occasionally take cheap vitamisn from Walmart, Equate Complete Multivitamin.
*I do not know of anything that I am allergic to, but I live in the midwest United States, where there is a lot of farming.
*I drank pretty heavily for about 2.5 years, that ended 2 years ago.

That is all I can think of, I am hoping someone can help me figure out what it is, I understand you are not liable for anything you tell me, but I do not have insurance and I am in school, so I have very little money, I just want to be informed so that I can make the best decision possible given my circumstances. Thank you for your time.

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