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    my dad is tortured with saliva/mucus - need advice...

    mich5, an als adovate recommended flonase becacuse it does not have a rebound effect it takes a week to work first few days two sprays each nostril, after that one spray daily; its a lifesaver - Pat
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    my dad is tortured with saliva/mucus - need advice...

    atropine can be absorbed through the gums and lips also I believe. Another option is Levsin, it works well, it comes in pill form; my wife grinds it up and shoots in my feeding tube with warm water Flonase has been helpful for reducing mucus / phlegm coming down from the nasal cavity Chally...
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    coughing constantly

    Like Laurie mentioned most of the stuff I've seen warns that NAC can cause kidney stones, yet this article offers different info. I stopped using NAC for the last couple of weeks, after her warning. Kidney Stones: NAC is an effective treatment for kidney stones where kidney stones are...
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    coughing constantly

    For post nasal drip, an ALS Advocate recommended against decongestant nasal sprays, citing a rebound effect. Yet she did recommend Flonase a few days a week. Body position effects my coughing episodes. The upright I am, I cough more. When I recline to almost flat ( about 15* from flat ) my...
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    coughing constantly

    I just read NAC can prevent stones, depending on the type. I will have my wife copy n paste the article here later. Also read magnesium helps dissolve stones and adding lemon juice to water helps ( tip from Urologist ).
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    coughing constantly

    Thanks, we found formula does curdle and severely clog with some supplements. We r more careful about combinations now. Clog Zapper is the best thing we found to clear my tube, we tried dozens of things. I read supplementing with Vitamin C reduces the risk of NAC oxidizing and causing...
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    coughing constantly

    Laurie, thanks for the warning about NAC n stones. I will cut back, I am prone to kidney stones ( was told all paralyzed folks r ). I have been doing losts of NAC for a few years without trouble, yet I will try cutting back. I did Inosine for a year to midly increase uratic acid levels n...
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    coughing constantly

    Hope you're ok most of my phlegm comes from the back of my nose, like post nasal drip, but it comes down in sheets, that choke and gag me the best help I have found is PharmaNac, is thins out the phlegm when the phlegm is in my lungs, thats when the coughing fits start. If I do cough...
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    coughing constantly

    azgirl, some great info in this thread. A few times I had coughing fits that lasted for days. It was difficult to get air, ribs, abdomen hurt. The hospice nurses thought I might not survive, I too thought a few times I was out of air and finished. It was phlegm each time clogging my throat...
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    I noticed relief after a day, it makes the phlegm thinner, easier to deal with. It does not do...

    I noticed relief after a day, it makes the phlegm thinner, easier to deal with. It does not do anything for saliva. Pals have trouble with mucus / phlegm, and saliva. Saliva is different issue. In that thread I posted a link with more info
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