Greetings All, I'm 32. Was healthy until I got IBS 10 years ago. Since then have developed Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia. I am posting in hopes of finding some feedback on an awful problem I am having. First, let me say...I eat great. I'm a vegetarian. I get plenty of calcium. I do not eat ANY sugar, and I do not take ANY medications for any of these conditions. I also practice good oral hygiene. The problem is, since I got Fibromyaglia 5 years ago, I have had 4 root canals and am supposed to have 3 more done. The other day, I was flossing my back molars and one of them just broke! I felt so sick and scared by this. The hygenist at my dentist's office said, "Oh, you have Fibro...well many people with that have tooth decay because it changes the PH in your mouth and creates an environment for decay." Great, right!!!??? She then suggested I chew a gum called Xylichew which apparently contains a sugar called Xylitol, derived from birch bark, which is supposed to promote the correct oral PH and prevent decay. I went looking for this gum, and unfortunately, not only does it contain animal products (a no-no for vegetarians) it also lists intestinal upset as a possible side effect. With my irritable bowel syndrome...I REALLY don't want to mess with that possibility. In my research of this, I also turned up information on Sjogren's syndrome which is common in people with Fibro..but I don't have the symptoms of it. My mouth isn't dry...neither are my eyes, etc. But people with Sjogren's apparently have a high incedence of tooth decay. So, folks...what I am looking for is any feedback you can give me on your own experiences with this same decay problem related to your Fibro. This is very frightening for me. My conditions have forced me to be in a very low income bracket...I do not have dental insurance and am going nuts thinking about the thousands of dollars I need to find to have the dental work done for the next 3 bad teeth. And if this is just going to continue because of the PH/decay thing, I just don't know what to do. Please, if you'll take a moment to share your experiences with me, I would so appreciate it!