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How is the agony of hunger and thirst palliated during VSED?

I would not use the term ‘agony’ to describe the symptoms associated with VSED. Hunger pangs tend to diminish after couple of days. No question that sensation of thirst or a dry mouth can be distressing but, basic good oral care can minimize such symptoms along with the use of small amounts of oral opiates and sedatives. – Judy

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