I have an idea to share with those who have first bite syndrome. Doctor told me that FBS symptoms may be improved if I drink water, then massage the area of the parotid briefly, THEN eat immediately afterward. Seems to be working (and makes me look ridiculous while I’m rubbing:).
Whatever works! I assume you drink & massage before eating as in the bite you take after drinking & massaging is your “first bite” of the meal. I’ve had FBS for 4+ years & have found that if I keep myself very hydrated (80-100 oz of water/herb tea per day) then my FBS symptoms are less intense or non-existent. I tend to only massage my parotid gland when I have symptom flares. Your order of doing all this makes much more sense than mine i.e. treat it BEFORE it happens not during or after.
That’s good info, thanks for sharing! I get the odd bout of it still, 4 years later also. Seems to be sweet stuff that sets it off.
That’s quite interesting. My FBS is mostly triggered by salty foods. I’ll see if the massage helps.