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expectorant not working on excessive mucus without cough

Lung Health | Last Active: Apr 16 2:05pm | Replies (18)

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@otter2154

Exact same situation for me. Here’s what I’ve done and I am improving; Be sure you are taking the Extra Strength Mucinex (1200 mg, 2x daily). Lots of water. I’m also taking NAC and I think that is helping. Pulmonologist did a strong prednisone blast with a long taper (and that really helped). He also had me on doxycycline for a week (ended yesterday) and that has seemingly improved things even more. I’ve also upper my exercise lately. And I’m drinking a Breath Easy tea that one of the moderators recommended. With all this, I’ve seen great improvement over the last month. (Plus there is vodka.)

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Also, despite the improvement, my upper back is sore from the huffing and coughing … please chime back if you have a solution here. I’m mainly trying to refrain from unneeded forced coughing (some of this is habit now I think). And I’m trying to cough more gently.

@otter2154– NAC should be taken with caution. It is a supplement even if you need a prescription for it. This has nitroglycerin in it and might not react well with other medications, treatments, or surgeries that you are taking or have planned.

lol, Vodka is good for many things, especially bloody mary's at brunch on Sundays. I think that it is more for pleasure than ridding yourself of mucus. It actually helps produce mucus. And it can also lead to short-term nasal congestion as the many blood vessels in your nasal cavity expand. And, sorry I have to say this, but excess drinking can cause a lot of damage to all your breathing tubes and lessen your ability for fighting infections.

Merry

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