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Has Anyone Used The Scopolamine Patch To Help With Excessive Phlegm?

Has Anyone Used The Scopolamine Patch To Help With Excessive Phlegm?

My husband gets bouts of very thick phlegm - usually after drinking water/juice and swallowing too much. It might just be building up and the liquid brings it to the surface. It's not drooling but thick, globby gunk that comes out. It was suggested he try using the scopolamine patch (used for seasickness/motion sickness). Just curious if anyone has tried this and if it helps. Thanks

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I take guaifenesin or musinex to thin my mucus. You can get a generic labeled chest congestion relief which is the same thing but much cheaper. I take… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Are Colds More Dangerous With Parkinsons?

Are Colds More Dangerous With Parkinsons?

rob has had a cough/cold w/phlegm (tmi) for a week now. He's slowly improving, but i was wondering if colds can be more dangerous if you have parkinsons disease?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi Debbie! I’m taking my medicine and drinking a lot of liquids. Spraying a lot of Lysol, too. Thank you for saying you hope I feel better soon. Hugs,… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How To Clear Sticky Phlegm In Patient With Stroke And PD?

How To Clear Sticky Phlegm In Patient With Stroke And PD?

I joined this group because I have difficulty sometimes with figuring out how to manage my dad's issues as between the major stroke that left him left side paralyzed versus the PD. For example, he gets a great deal of sticky phlegm in the night from the PD. He tries to take small sips of water during the day to try and thin it and moisten his throat, but it is very difficult due to the stroke. He cannot chew or swallow any food or drink well at all due to… read more

Does Anyone With PD Have Noticeable One/half Body Swelling/

Does Anyone With PD Have Noticeable One/half Body Swelling/

The left side of my husband's body from neck to toes is swollen. Dr has no idea, but has run basic tests for heart and blood pressure and etc. My husband gets some massage and seems to help a bit. It definitely helps when he takes ginseng.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My neck is quite swollen but Ihave PD The swelling also causes me to have phlegm which tends to choke a person. You should go to an eurologist who is… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Have Experience Of Feeding Tubes?

Does Anyone Have Experience Of Feeding Tubes?

Hi, my dad is in hospital recovering from pneumonia. He's has lost alot of weight and struggling to eat anything without coughing. He has a feeding tube at the moment and waiting further tests on his swallowing.
Does anyone have experience of this and any advice regarding living with one ?
Many thanks

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

To help stop the choking all drinks can be thickened.

posted 4 months ago

How Often Do You Think About Your PD ?

How Often Do You Think About Your PD ?

I think about my YOPD all the time.It's always on my mind.It's hard not to think about the disease that afflicts you

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I think about it sometimes during the night but then so mething always goes back to what was good on the day before I know everyone different and I… read more

posted over 3 years ago

What Do You Think Caused Your Parkinson's ?

What Do You Think Caused Your Parkinson's ?

I think genetics played a enormous role.Because I was diagnosed with YOPD at age 27. Also,I think toxic chemicals in the environment may had played a role.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

well you know what i think you are so right about the toxic chemicals because i hand soldered for 25 years

posted about 3 years ago

Fatigued Doing The Simplest Things? Also, Get Thick Tongue & Slurring If Speaking For More Than A Few Sentences. What Do You Do?

Fatigued Doing The Simplest Things? Also, Get Thick Tongue & Slurring If Speaking For More Than A Few Sentences. What Do You Do?

Easily fatigued (doing the simplest simplest activities) What do you do besides sitting or lying down?
Also, tongue feels "thick" and slurring if talking for more than a few sentences.
I doubt if I'm alone; but, sure don't have the answers I need.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you, Brock!!

posted almost 4 years ago