Just been advised by nurse to try Peppercorns three in the morning has anyone else heard of this for dribbling, may be better than some side affects of medicine. Nurse was advised by consultant at a meeting.
dribbling: Just been advised by nurse to try... - PSP Association
Haven't heard of this at all, sorry.
However, we got some micro fibre cleaning cloths to put on the pillow at night to absorb the dribbling and Mum says these are far softer than towels helping her sleep.
Hi i currently use with my husband this medication glycopyrronium Bromide This reduce the ammount of salive and is working
the dosage i give is 2.5 mg morning 2.5 mg before lunch and 5 mg before going to bed
Gp will not prescribe it becouse is very expencive so the specialist must do the 1" prescription. in uk
I try also oral solution (is chepper) but is better tablets.
other new medication to reduse time off and rigidity is Xadago again prescription to dp by specialist. ask for at least 2 months trial becouse it take 3/4 weeks before see if it works.
love to u all xxx
My husband has PSP and lately is having issues with some drooling and not swallowing saliva often enough. His Neurologist has prescribed Atropine Sulfate drops. They are an eye drop, but off label use for drooling is commonly prescribed. Currently I put one drop under tongue 2 or 3 times a days. It seems to help so far.
Atropine worked like a miracle for us, too. Stopped a lot of the choking from too much gluey saliva. I’m curious about the peppercorns, though. Let us know if you try it, please.
Hi we have tried Atropine with out much luck at four times a day it was a bit wearing, tried Glycopyrronium Bromide so anything that helps is a blessing. The peppercorn seems to reduce the salvia but not stopped it which i do not expect it to.
Neurologist recommended botox injections in the salivary glands. We scheduled the first appointment but never made it. Maybe that's something you could ask about?
It’s very frustrating about this disease that response to treatment of various symptoms differs so greatly among individuals, and so often nothing really helps much, and even then often only for a short time. Hope and the desire to know you’re doing everything you can keep you fighting. I wish you luck and send love, ec
I have sadly lost my husband from this horrible illness. But I used to give him pineapple juice it really helped.
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