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    my saliva for sometines has alot of bubles in it and cannot swallow it. So it goes on my chest. is there a solution to this?

    #2
    Yes John, there is a solution!

    Your GP can prescribe meds to reduce the amount of saliva produced so you don't drool.

    Most common are hyoscine, amitriptyline, atropine and glycopyrronium (I take this) People seem to be prescribed hyoscine patches most often and, if this isn't suitable because of side effects, an alternative is prescribed.

    Botox can also be injected into the salivary glands, which can be very effective and lasts about 2-3 months - usually meds are tried first but not always.

    One thing about not swallowing normal amounts of saliva is that you should increase your water intake.

    Speak to your GP or MND Nurse.

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      I can recommend atropine. One drop under the tounge and bingo.😊

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        #4
        Thanks both of you I spoke with go and he has prescribed patch and sill see how it goes for me.

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          #5
          How do you keep mouth moist if saliva stops?

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            #6
            Please don't try two at once. I did and I dried up like the Sahara desert. 😊

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              #7
              I use a moisture retention gel.

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                #8
                Thanks

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                  #9
                  Put patch on yesterday but still getting frothy saliva but not as much so I switch to better drug see what Do tor says
                  her

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                    #10
                    See how the patch works over 72hrs John, then you'll have a better idea.

                    Good luck!
                    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                      #11
                      Yes my gp said same im ringing him on money with feedback

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                        #12
                        Parch made me dizzy so stopped using it

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                          #13
                          Going on glycopyrronium from tonight

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                            #14
                            I'm trying to learn from you all, so much to learn! x
                            Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset.

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                              #15
                              Yes still trying stuff out other saliva tread has more info on

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