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Is taking Sudafed for post nasel drip bad for Myasthenia Gravis?

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Unread 11-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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;;I have a terrible time trying to swallow my saliva plus alot of post nasel drip. I have to keep spitting it out which is very tiering, Is sudafed o.k. to take, any other suggestions? I'v tried Clarintin ( forgive my spelling) but that didn't help.

I notice if I'm in a warm and dry place I don't get as much drippage but the cold and dampness around here is hard to hide from. I live in W.N.Y. The rain and snow has already started for the season.
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You might be allergic to mold. Wet autumns are the worst for mold allergies, because of the rotting leaves. I'm not sure what to do about this--I have the same problem and have never found anything that helped--but you might feel better after a few really heavy frosts, when it's cold enough to kill the mold.

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;;I have a terrible time trying to swallow my saliva plus alot of post nasel drip. I have to keep spitting it out which is very tiering, Is sudafed o.k. to take, any other suggestions? I'v tried Clarintin ( forgive my spelling) but that didn't help.

I notice if I'm in a warm and dry place I don't get as much drippage but the cold and dampness around here is hard to hide from. I live in W.N.Y. The rain and snow has already started for the season.

As far as I know, sudafed contains pseudoepherine which can actually be beneficial for some MG patients. But, with your complicated medical history I would check it out with your neurologist/GP first.
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I took Sudafed once for a runny nose from a cold and it didn't cause me any troubles with my MG, but I agree with Alice that you should check with your doctor first.
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