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    Ideas for throat clearing

    Every time I try to clear my throat my gag reflex engages leaving me unable to breathe and panicing. I have a mild cold and for some reason most of the muccus is going down my throat instead of running down my nose
    What can I do? things like day nurse dry me out too much leaving me feeling like I am suffocatin

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    Hi Broken Nails,

    I cannot advise you from personal experience, but perhaps some of the info on this thread might be helpful.

    http://forum.mndassociation.org/show...ghlight=Mucus/
    I can't be pleasant at all if you are having difficulty breathing. I hope that advice here will help, but if not it might be advisible to contact your MND nurse.

    Hope you feel much better soon.
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    hi
    I have the same problem and when it is bad I have found that a spoonful of raw honey a few times a day makes the world of difference
    also a regular sip on a glass of very cold water helps
    pineapple juice is also very effective
    hope this helps

    Sarah x

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    Sue had a mild cold or chill, was giving her meds, the next thing some must have gone down the wrong way, she started gagging and panicking, for the next hour she was bringing up what ever was in her throat, it was clear flehm like stuff, called the doctor, he was there within half an hour, all sorted but he didn't really say what it was.

    dave

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    Hi Broken nails,

    I hope that you are getting better. When I have a virus I can have a lot of sticky stringy mucus when I lay down in bed and cough. I feel unable to breath with so much of the stuff as I can't clear it. I have to lay on side with some kitchen roll under my mouth and then I can get the stuff out.

    If you have a profile bed, you might be able to slope it slightly making your head a bit lower. Of course this can only happen if you can move and breath quite well or your carer moves you.

    At other times a nebuliser might help you.

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    I am getting over the cold now thanks everyone. Except Fri night I got up to go to bed but someone else had put one of the brakes on on my rollator damn thing swung around on me lost my balance fell nose first onto the side of the tray. 2hr wait for ambulance. So lay on my front bleeding and developing pressure areas on my knees anyway I now have a splendid broken nose. No one but I may touch the brakes now

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    Hi BN,

    Sorry to hear about your fall, and about having to wait so long for an ambulance.

    So true about our rollator being our domain! I know exactly when I want the brakes on or off - and so there is a strict 'keep your mitts off my rolla!' rule, in my house.

    I hope your nose isn't too sore and that your breathing is OK.

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    Thanks Kayleigh yes I can breathe ok the Stoke was straight so no bend on the plus side two hours face down bleeding means no black eyes

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    Hi BN,

    That's good to hear that your breathing and eyes are OK - but having to lie there for 2 hours can't have been much fun! (You are very brave - I think I would have had a panic attack and passed out!)

    I hope you are starting to get the support that you have been waiting for e.g from OT and physio etc

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    Last edited by Kayleigh; 14th January 2019 at 17:35.
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    Hi BN hope ur ok x

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