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Throat clearing

So, I've been really trying to walk every morning. Today, I did almost 4 miles. Four miles seems to be my "wall." But, still, not bad. My real problem, my biggest problem, is this throat-clearing I've got when I got to bed. I just constantly clear my throat until I eventually fall asleep. Very frustrating. Does anyone else deal with this? I see my pulmonologist for the first time in a while next week, so maybe she can figure this out.

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Wow i think thats pretty impressive. Dont think i could walk for 4 miles. Keep going pal

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Well I certainly couldn't walk 4 miles so well done but then again I do have chronic back pain now too! x

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Does the throat clearing happen only once you’ve gone to bed? Do you lie down flat? If so, maybe try being more upright with the help of several pillows or cushions, or an adjustable back rest if you have one. I have about 9 pillows. Sitting more upright really helps 😴

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HungryHufflepuff yes, mostly just at night. Do the 9 pillows help you?

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Yes, not laying down flat helps a lot, and for me being propped up to almost sitting upright is best. It doesn't necessarily help with actually sleeping but it does help with other things.

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Hi Challny I am constantly clearing my throat I actually think it’s still a lasting from quitting smoking even though it has been 16 months . Then again I smoked for nearly 55 years so I think I’ll be clearing my throat for a long while . Also walking 5 miles is awesome keep up the good work

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I never smoked, but have late onset asthma and COPD, and constantly have to clear my throat of thin mucous. My consultant actually describes it as a cough and has (finally) prescribed montelucast, which I found ineffective. I use N-Acetyl cysteine, which I get from a health shop. Fortunately, it doesn't trouble me at night but the advice on pillows might be useful in future.

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Are you walking 5 miles? If so that is really good? How long does it take you to walk 5 miles?

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jackdup the most I've done is 4 miles. I guess it take me about an hour. Keep in mind that I live on the Gulf Coast -- no hills at all, but hot. Have to go early in the am

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I quit smoking 25 years ago. It eventually catches up with you. I took a Claritin, and maybe that will help. It's so annoying at night; makes it hard to fall asleep when you're always clearing your throat. Good to hear from you, RedSox . PS: I only walked 4 miles, and that's the longest I've done in a couple of years.

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Good job Challny and keep up the good work and fight the good fight

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Thats an encouraging sign to say your doing something right. And inspireing for others too Challny

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Well done on your 4 mile walk!

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Wow thats great that you can walk 4 miles, although I think I do that somedays just going up and down the stairs ha! Perhaps an hour before going to bed try clearing your lungs, either doing the huff method or breathing steam with your head over a bowl, an acapello, whichever device you have, it may help to clear your throat before going to bed x

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Good to hear from you Challny and we’ll done for walking 4 miles. That’s great. Has your sciatica finally improved? Don’t know about the throat clearing but I’m sure you’ll get some good advice from others. Take care and keep on with the exercise.

Best wishes

Corin

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Takes me all my time to walk half a mile, though I hope to improve on this as I have just taken up the BLF program Active Steps. The support you to get more active .

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Good luck Pantani. I will be looking at this once i get my pacemaker. I am greedy i had 2 diagnosis in 1. COPD as well. Good Luck

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Hi if you mean you have a lot of phlegm on your chest and constantly coughing it up, I started taking carbocisteine and they really help with thinning and clearing the mucus off your chest, keep going with the walking it's best thing to help your chest I walk every day too x

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Walking 4 miles is pretty impressive. How long has it taken you to work up to that distance? What stage is your COPD?

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Now I feel like I was bragging, because I rarely do 4 miles. More like 2-3. But this throat-clearing is driving me mad; I cannot get any sleep at all. My stage at last test was moderate, but I think I've gone downhill some in the last year.

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2-3 miles is pretty impressive as well.

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Serrapeptase has fixed my throat clearing problem. I suggest you research it.

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You must take your inhalers with you I noticed you never mentioned that.

I wish I could walk 4 miles I’m certainly that’s a bit far. Have you Tried Trimbow

That will clear your throat. Ask your GP

Def cut that long walk

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