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10/31/09 7:16 A

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I don't know if this will help but I chew gum when I run...it keeps my mouth moist and decreases the thick saliva/mucus like build up in the back of my throat. If I forget my gum I do notice a big difference and often have to spit multiple times during my run.

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10/30/09 10:30 P

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10/30/09 12:45 P

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You might want to try something like Claritin so you don't get sleepy and a dry mouth. That can be taken along with Mucinex.

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10/30/09 12:30 P

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I used to get that thick nastiness in my throat too, and I felt like I was choking. I think it was because I was gettting so out of breath (I was pushing too hard, I think). I don't have that problem so much anymore, but I'd say just spit it out (like someone said before me). Snort and spit, and snort and spit.

Good luck! :)

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NAVARROOWNER's Photo NAVARROOWNER Posts: 247
10/30/09 10:42 A

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Thanks for all the tips! I usually don't have allegies but we did move to Virginia this year, maybe all the beautiful trees are creating this mucus. I might try a Benadryl then if that doesn't work the Musinex (sp?). Thanks again!

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10/30/09 9:25 A

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I tend to get postnasal drip when I run and I just "snort & swallow." Gross, but affective. I always wonder what I sound like, running along, gasping for breath and snorting. LOL

I have noticed that there's a yard that I run by that I'm allergic to. Running by that yard makes me feel like I've been hit in the face with pepper spray. It's AWFUL! but oddly, I can run by it on the other side of the street without any problems.

I second the reccomendation to consider allergies, get checked to make sure you don't have a sinus infection and the Musinex (which I'm sure I'm spelling wrong.) That stuff works great!


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10/30/09 8:28 A

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Sadly, ikwym! It mostly happens to me when I have allergies or I'm getting particularly winded - mainly if I'm breathing in through my mouth. If I can keep myself nose-breathing it's usually ok.

Good hydration before you head out, small sips of water and swish/spitting with water while you're out might help. Plenty of spitting is also helpful. Now I get to be gross - if you try to swallow the stuff as it comes up it's bound to get in the way. Hork a lougie!

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10/30/09 8:21 A

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Musinex is an over the counter medication designed to help drainage by thinning the mucus. It may be worth a try.

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10/30/09 8:12 A

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I wonder if it could be some sort of allergy to something outside. I think in cold weather it's normal to get a runny nose (watery), but it sounds like you have something else going on.

Another thought (ok this is gross), but maybe you have a sinus issue and the running is helping loosen it up. Some people don't get symptoms until it's really bad. I would try using a Neti Pot and see if it helps.

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* Just a warning this may be gross to some readers. Continue at your own risk*

I've noticed since I passed the 2 mile mark on my running I get really thick mucus build up in the back of my throat and on my teeth (I know, I'm sorry this is not the most pleasant conversation)I almost always choke trying to clear my throat. I've tried drinking some water to clear it during my run but I'm afraid if I drink too much water I'll get a side stitch and that will just make things worse. Is this normal? What could be causing this? Is there anything you know of that could help?

Thanks in advance.

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