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By Lynnie2 On 2014.09.29 16:19
Does any of your PWP have a cough lately? My husband started coughing about 3 months ago. He doesn't cough much but it's a deep cough and sounds congested . He says he can't get anything up.
He drools when he sleeping in the chair or bed, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
We were at the Motion Disorder Specialist for his Botox for his eyes(excessive blinking) and I mentioned about the coughing. He asked if we have seen our family doctor and sent a note with us to have him arrange a swallowing assessment.
I took the note to the doctor's office, but we haven't heard back yet.
He doesn't have problems swallowing so I don't think it's that, but we'll see what happens.
I just wondered if others have had this problem.

By LOHENGR1N On 2014.09.29 19:47
Linnie, I'd say it is probably related to the drooling. When We're up and about most of the time instead of pooling in our mouth it will run or trickle down our throat (think like post nasal drip and the irritating cough one gets with that.) Then when we breathe if the drool is dripping down and the flap to the lungs isn't functioning properly we cough to expel the drool from entering the lung. we will then cough hard but not bring up anything because we're coughing to stop it from entering and not expelling anything but halting it from entering.

This can be one of the drawbacks of having so many specialties like movement disorder specialists. Some tend to only concern them selves with the movement of limbs and eyes etc., their field of treatment then becomes a smaller sphere instead of the whole disease. Hope this helps take care, best of luck and hang in there

By bksquared On 2014.10.02 01:19
Excessive secretions seem to be a sympton. My husband's nose is always running. He coughs and chokes on his own secretions. His ENT gave him Flonase spray and antihistamines with decongestant. It took several weeks, plus allegery season is subsiding and things have improved. Now when he sits in a slouch, chin near chest, he chokes and coughs. Also when he first lies down to sleep because his head and chest are on the same level he coughs. Tried propping up his head on more pillows. He was uncomfortable. The meds work the best.

By bksquared On 2014.10.03 23:55
Went to the doctor today. She suggested gargling and rinsing with warm salt water when bothered by coughing, especially before bed. Tonight he will give it a try

By bksquared On 2014.10.06 00:07
Warm salt water rinsing seems to be working. Although he has some problems gargling. He can swish and spit enough to clear his throat out. During the day he had a coughing spasm and without prompting went and rinsed. Maybe a good low tech, non drug solutions.


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