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VERY BAD MUCUS PROBLUM

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robert77dr
Posts: 54
Joined: Mar 2011

CAN ANYONE HELP ME IT’S BEEN 3 YEARY SENCE TREATMENT AND THE MUCUS IS WORSE IT WAKE’S ME UP IN THE MORNING CHOKING ME THEN I HAVE TO GET UP BLOWING MY NOSE AND MY NOSE RUNNING. MY CANCER DOCTOR TOLD ME TO TRY MUCINEX DM. BUT IT HAS NOT HELPED. ONE LADY SAID WAL-ACT FROM WALLMART DRIDED HER UP DOES SOMEONE KNOW OF ANYTHING I NEED HELP THANKS ROBERT

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Tim6003
Posts: 1490
Joined: Nov 2011

Phrannie just posted on here somewhere that WalAct does a good job.  I 'm sorry I can't relate but know someone will come along soon that can.

Best to you my fellow warrior ...keep us posted on what you find that helps.

Tim

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phrannie51
Posts: 3617
Joined: Mar 2012

I wasn't plagued by mucous, so can only suggest things 2nd hand.  One member had good luck with the Musenex....another member just posted this:

"Wal-Act from Walmart dried me up quite nicely and gave me a welcome break. You have to ask for it from behind the counter."

http://csn.cancer.org/node/256388

As with everything we learn here, what works for one, might not work for another....but at least these two things are worth a try.

p

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debbiejeanne
Posts: 2259
Joined: Jan 2010

the wal act is actually at walgreens and not walmart.  i dont have any suggestions but suffer with mucus as well.  it doesn't sound like i'm as bad as you but it is enuf to bother me.  i wish you the best.  hopefully someone here will be able to help u.

God bless,

deb

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mlbrooks852
Posts: 76
Joined: Apr 2010

Our oncologist told us to use Robitussin plain.  Dale thought it helped him.  

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George_Baltimore
Posts: 303
Joined: Jun 2009

There are alot of generic versions.  Robitussin and Mucinex are usually in the $10 range.  CVS and Walgreen's have their own version at $7.99.  I started using Walmart's Equate version.  $2.72 in this area for an 8 ounce bottle.  If you look on the label for active ingredients, Guaifenisen is the ingredient that does the mucous breaking up.  The DM version has dextromethorphan which is for coughs.  If you use the DM version, you can not take as big a dose.  Most of the generic versions are either called just Tussin.  Discovering WalMart's version recently has been a Godsend for me.  I go through alot of this stuff to keep the musous flowing because it is so much cheaper and yet has the same amount of Guaifenisen per 5 ml (teaspoon).

AJW1966
Posts: 69
Joined: Nov 2012

I'm 4 months out and have mucous problems. I started drinking coffee again(don't like tea) and it seems to help a little. The hot liquid breaks down some of that "gunk" at the back of my throat. If you don't like coffee or tea, maybe salted hot chicken broth?

 

 

Alan

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