September 27, 2022 at 8:24 am #33171Theresa SkuczasParticipant
I discovered I have IPF in March of 2022; after heart stents, I am on 4% oxygen last month. Nasal drip is always bad when I eat, walk just sitting when laying down or morning, nighttime stuffed up. Coughing up mucus, not out, just up. I think I had this IPF longer than six months.
September 27, 2022 at 9:37 am #33173schroederParticipant
I use a couple of things for the congestion and post nasal drip issues. I have a prescription Nasal Spray called APO-MOMETASSONE and I also take MUCINEX to help the congestion.
September 27, 2022 at 9:49 am #33174Ray TownsendParticipant
Nasal drip and excessive mucus are really big problems for many of us and I’m sure different things work for different people – here are my experiences. (I live in the UK so perhaps medication names may be different in the US).
I was diagnosed in February 2021 after suffering with breathlessness, post nasal drip and mucus for a number of years. I’m on 150mg of Ofev twice a day and so far my symptoms remain stable. (I am not on oxygen).
I found the way to partially control post nasal drip was by taking Beconase morning and night but recently I have switched to another nasal spray called Avamys and this I think works better for me. I have controlled my mucus problem by cutting out most dairy products and taking Carbocisteine. Originally I took 2 x 375mg capsules morning and 2 before bed and frankly it didn’t work and I was thinking of cutting the med out but then a respiratory nurse on my care team suggested taking two <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>additional</span> capsules in the middle of the day and this miraculously cleared up the mucus problem – at least for now.
The above information may not work for you but I hope it is of some help.
Try to keep positive – we are all at different stages on the same journey.
Best regards, Ray Townsend
Ps. For me the other thing that helps <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>everything</span> is exercise so if you can get out for a walk most days I think you will feel the difference.
October 4, 2022 at 9:08 am #33204RobParticipant
I have IPF and take Esbriet. Also Serrapeptase seems to help. For nasal congestion I use Omnaris and also saline sprays. For lung congestion I’ve been inhaling Mucomyst(Acetylcysteine) with a nebulizer for the last 3 years and it has helped greatly.
October 4, 2022 at 2:34 pm #33207JamesParticipant
I was diagnosed IPF in 2017. I am sure that I have expelled several dozen gallons of mucus since then. I use face cloths to cough into… they are soaked within an hour or so. Ofev 150 x 2 a day and Guaifenesin 400 mg x 3 a day to make coughs more productive, that it does…. it works better than nothing I suppose.
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