I was diagnosed with thickened vocal chords in 2010 after spinal fusion surgery. The surgery lasted 12 hrs and anesthesia was Propofol. That seemed to be the start of almost everything. I have always had dry mouth. I am now in the progress of getting veneers and bridges since my teeth became so damaged. I have dry eyes, dry skin, joint pain, back pain and continuously have MRSA. My family doctor died a couple of years ago. The doctor replacing him is young and wants to send me to specialists for everything. He doesn't even do bloodwork without a recommendation from another doctor. I thought your family doctor was supposed to take care of everything.