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    hi everyone having episodes of saliva dripping down my wind pipe. as my neck muscles are weaker I'm having to drop my chin down to breast plate to swallow. after a few minutes some saliva drips from nasal cavity down wind pipe causing a coughing fit. does anyone have a tip on how to stop this as I can't carry on like this. thanks in advance.

    Wayne, you need to dry up that troublesome saliva: it might need an increase in your current dose of medication, trying new meds, Botox or radiotheraphy but, you're right, it can't go on, sounds bloody awful mate...

    I often leak coffee through my nostrils and I know how horrible it is.

    Meds: you have the patch, so maybe you ned another half patch? And/or glycopyrronium, atropine, amitriptyline.

    Ask Clinic or GP.

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


      thanks ellie as always very helpful. I did try the atropine it sent me very ill indeed. ill look into the others