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expectorant not working on excessive mucus without cough

Lung Health | Last Active: Apr 16, 2021 | Replies (18)

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Ironically I was in my pulmonologist’s office this morning (to review my first CT scan, which was good) and I mentioned the NAC supplement. He frowned and rolled his eyes saying that there is no proven benefit to the OTC supplement. I may drop it. And I have noticed extra mucus the morning after a few cocktails … so I’ve cut back a bit and have been watering down my vodkas *smile*.

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I’m sorry to say that Mac has spoiled my taste for wine or really any alcoholic beverages so I can’t attribute extra mucus to having one or more drinks. However, I have been struggling with post nasal drip since about a year after being diagnosed with Mac. Nothing has really helped to thin the secretions, which often lead me to cough and/or clear my throat (and possibly snore) at night. I’ve tried Mucinex and Breath Easy tea but use a nasal steroid spray and steroid rinse (with saline) which are only minimally helpful.

I have also been taking NAC on the recommendation of a naturopath for about 1.5 years and wondering if I should buy another bottle when I finish this. My respirologist knows I take it but hasn’t commented on whether it helps or not.

I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions for post nasal drip? Also, if others are taking NAC and whether it helps?

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