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Stroke recovery question
mrbigmac posted:
I had a major stroke in my right brain in September of 2008. I constantly have to clear my throat for it seems there is always a dollup of clear mucus in my throat. Is this a normal occurrence?
bonnieinkentucky responded:
Maybe you actually had some thing going on with your sinuses and the stroke triggered for it to act up But ask your doctor.
JeffDaddy replied to bonnieinkentucky's response:
Bonnie has a point - if you're having trouble with your sinuses you should get it checked out by your doctor. For me, nearly constant post-nasal drip contributed to sleep apnea, which is associated with stroke. The fix may be something as simple as a nasal spray - but ask your doctor to make sure you don't take something that reacts adversely with any other medications you may be taking. Good luck.
mrbigmac replied to bonnieinkentucky's response:
thank you, bonnie
mrbigmac replied to JeffDaddy's response:
thanks, J.D.
Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi mrbigmac,

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is also a normal side effect for recovering from a stroke. This may be another possible cause for the mucus in your throat. Here is a link to a WebMD Overview of What to Expect After a Stroke that may give you help in understanding any other possible side effects you may experience.


I hope that the article helps you and wish you the best!
Best Wishes! Amelia
mrbigmac replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you, Amelia!
yourfortuneyourfuture responded:
Seems to be for me. I got better as my voice got stronger thru singing with my church choir and especially since I started voice lessons. Doc at Emory voice clinic had a name for it tho. But I can't remember it. lol

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