Yeah, that SWF (Salt-Water-Flush) is hard to get down. Try this: drink it in a dark glass, so you can't see that you are drinking clear liquid. I drank it out of a dark colored plastic cup this morning and it really did taste like chicken broth. I think the mind is more grossed out by the SWF (Salt-Water-Flush) than the mouth.
It can't hurt. It might work for you and it might not, just try it and tell me what you think!
It sounds like you are doing pretty good all things considered. Be sure to drink lots of water as well.
Is your tongue gross and coated yet? Mine is pretty nasty - I scrubbed it really good with the toothbrush and toothpaste this morning and it did a wonderful job of getting all the nasty off.