Coughing up excessive amounts of phlegm in the a.m.

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Can't go out till after 11ish in the am as I have to have a cup by me to constantly spit up the phlegm and foamy mucous.  Gross, I know.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to something that might help bring up the stuff faster or ease the amount somewhat?  Dr. doesn't seem to think it's a big deal, so no help there!  My chest doesn't hurt and the phlegm and mucous is always white.  I live in Canada in a fairly remote part, saying this so that hopefully someone in Canada might know of something that I can actually purchase here.  In the past I have tried to buy things that were mentioned on this forum but it turns out usually that the item isn't available in Canada.  Thanks for any info/help. 

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    Has Robert said  you can only get it on prescription.

    When I was first diagnosed with COPD I could'nt use the inhalers because I was losing my voice and I was blaming the inhalers, my consultent told me it was'nt the inhalers it was the extra mucus my lungs was producing.

    Since he prescribed MUCUDYNE I have been fine.hope you get hold of the same, Max.

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      Yes, it's prescription.  My voice is hoarse and lower in tone, thought it

      was the inhaler also, maybe I've got the same thing going on re the mucus and phlegm?  Thanks Max.

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    Oh yes it is yuk I havr prescription inhaler seratide which does help but it doesn't stop the mucus flow each day unfortunately its part of the condition I have been told to keep active ... be it walking running yoga swimming whichever you find is best and comfortable for you to manage and drink loads of water. ..I know it seems like small comfort but I actually find it gets me going so I don't think about it...I am 58 and live in New Zealand....hope it helps...good luck us...
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    It may be worth you trying the lemon tea, anything with lemon seems to cut catarrh very effectively, at least for a while. 

    I cut half a lemon into rings, put them in a mug and pour on boiling water, let it steep and poke it with a spoon a little, and then add honey to taste.  It is a pleasant drink to have and the catarrh at the back of the throat will improve almost at once making it easier to swallow etc.

    Give it a try!

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