Atrovent vocal cord dysfunction

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Avatar m tn Can this also be a symptom of Vocal Cord Dysfunction? My throat usually gets tight just before, and suddenly my throat (vocal cords) close up for a short moment. I can there after breath normally. It isn't something that scares me, but it's very irritating and frustrating not knowing what it is and what causes it. Thank you! God bless!
Avatar n tn My allergist is suggesting I have a rhinoscopy for Vocal Cord dysfunction. If I have the surgery, will the vocal cord dysfunction go away or do I still need to get checked and treated for Vocal Cord dysfunction? Not sure if I should consult an ENT and pursue Vocal Cord issues before seeking surgery options.
Avatar m tn Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is the abnormal adduction of the vocal cords during inspiration causing extrathoracic airway obstruction. VCD has been described as a confounder of severe asthma. The influence of VCD among less severe asthmatics has not been previously defined. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 59 patients with pulmonologist-diagnosed asthma who were referred for videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) testing from 2006 to 2007.
Avatar f tn You need to talk to your asthma doctor about vocal cord dysfunction evaluation. This is a relatively easy test. The tight feeling in you throat and lack of response to rescue meds would indicate VCD vs asthma issues at these times. Search the internet for vocal cord dysfunction. There is at least one video out there that demonstrates a relaxation technique that may be helpful. There are others, but you would have to see a speach therapist for them.
Avatar f tn It scared me and I stayed up took some Tums and then went to sleep in the recliner. I suffer with vocal cord dysfunction and any type of irritant or cold or allergy can trigger uncontrollable coughing where I cannot breathe. This was different it was so severe and immediate like a hot ball coming into my throat and not being able to catch a breathe for what would be 3 normal breathes. Unable to ask for help or anything so when it finally passed I didn't bother to call anyone.
Avatar m tn My doctor prescribed lorazepam, which decreases by anxiety but not does make the sensation go away. I read up about Vocal Cord Dysfunction and wonder if it could be that. I used to use menthol lozenges every day for years- and maybe that irritated the vocal cords? I am scheduled for an ENT consult for next week. Anyone have a similar experience? Any advice? It is so scary!
Avatar m tn Has any of your doctors talked to you about Vocal Cord Dysfunction. This is a spasm of the vocal cords that causes one to be short of breath. They have difficulty breathing in. It is only given and concrete diagnosis by an ENT doing a scope of the vocal cords. However, a negative scope is virtually meaningless as the dr has to witness a spasm. The treatment for VCD is speach therapy and special breathing techniques.
Avatar f tn I also learned that I have something called Vocal Cord Dysfunction, which can also cause this issue. It feels much like what you're describing, but it's not actually asthma. Food sensitivities and allergies can also cause this to happen. You can have the lesser of these, food sensitivities, and feel like you can't quite get your breath. This is not quite a full blown allergy, but it's nothing to be sneezed at, because such can become a full blown allergy, too.
Avatar f tn I note that you had a normal laryngoscopy but there is a condition called Vocal Cord Dysfunction that might not be evident on a random laryngoscopy. My final thought is that your shortness of breath could be on the basis of recurrent pulmonary emboli (clots to the lung) with or without pulmonary hypertension. Despite your disclaimer, I suspect that you probably have no serious disease of your heart or lungs and that anxiety is playing a significant role in your illness.
Avatar m tn The details you have provided do indeed suggest that your son’s illness includes an element of laryngeal (including vocal cords) disease/dysfunction. Such dysfunction can be functional, as for example the classic, often idiopathic vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), or secondary to other diseases including, gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), benign polyps or tumors, and infectious disease, especially viral infections – see below.
Avatar m tn Another possibility would be that the throat infection had spread to your vocal cords, resulting in what is called vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and that this, not your asthma is responsible for the persistent wheezing. So, what should be done. Several things: 1) repeat throat examination and culture, 2) testing to see if your doctor is right about the “vocal cord problems.
Avatar f tn You need to see your doctor and be evaluated for asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction. Laughing does trigger asthma attacks in some people. Feel better and take care of yourself.
Avatar f tn some thoughts that come to mind are enlarged thyroid, GERD, esophageal spasms and vocal cord dysfunction. You will probably need a doc to take a look to come up with an answer, or maybe a more specific description to an ENT would help narrow it down (the cause, not your throat - sorry!).
1655526 tn?1330655629 While it was happening, my chest hurt clear into my shoulders and up the left side of my neck. I looked up my symtoms and found vocal cord dysfunction and it sounds just like what I experienced. Does anyone else have this or knows anything about this?
Avatar m tn I suggest you research Vocal Cord Dysfunction. It is a condition where the vocal cords spasm on inhalation making it difficult to really breathe in. This has many triggers, and PND is one of them. Good luck. Praying you find answers.
Avatar f tn Also, the spirometry should include an inspiratory flow-volume loop and you should have direct examination of your vocal cords to rule-out the diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). That you are “always gasping for breath” is decidedly abnormal and you should strongly consider consultation with a lung specialist, also called a pulmonologist.
Avatar f tn You might be suffering from vocal cord dysfunction. That is a spasm of the vocal cords that can be triggered by many things including singing. The only treatment for VCD is speech therapy. The TMJ might be causing stress to build up in your throat which can trigger the VCD as well. You might try finding a GOOD vocal coach who will help you learn to relax your throat as you sing. That has helped me a lot. As a fellow vocalist I know this is hard to take.
Avatar f tn For me that still leaves the possibility that your “breathing problem” may be secondary to variable airway obstruction at the laryngeal level; that is to what is called vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). This condition not infrequently develops after a harsh viral respiratory infection), or with the onset of Gastroesophageal reflux, (either potentially the cause of your cough).
Avatar n tn I suggest that you research vocal cord dysfunction. It is a condition in which the vocal cords spasm making a similar wheezing sound to asthma. A person experiencing an attack can also feel a tightness in their throat. There are breathing techniques to treat this condition. It is best treated by a speach therapist. Good luck.
Avatar n tn It sounds like either asthma or vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or both. VCD is pretty harmless and more a nuisance than anything else. That could be the cause of the wheezing in your throat. I am more concerned about the cough after excercize which sounds like exercise induced asthma. You really need to have this evaluated by a doctor to determine what is going on and find effective treatment. Take care and God bless.
Avatar m tn In April 2011, I had a total thyroidectomy because of papillary thyroid present on my thyroid and in a few lymph nodes. As of today, the cancer hasn't tried to come back so I should count my blessings for that, but during the surgery, my vocal nerve was severed. The doctor realized his error and attempted to fix the nerve before sewing me back up, but unfortunately the nerve never healed. So I believe it is my left vocal cord that is near 100% paralyzed while my other one works perfectly.
Avatar f tn It is probably vocal cord dysfunction, which is usually caused from reflux. I have inspiratory wheezing which is called stridor, really high-pitched sound, when I breathe in and was diagnosed with laryngeal reflux. That sound comes from the vocal cords. It is not asthma. Asthma is usually a wheeze sound when you breath out, not in. I went to the ENT doctor and this is what he found. .... Treatment is the same for GERD.