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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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