I have breathing problems. I wake up during the night having horrible laryngospasms... Our vocal cords shut themselves to prevent reflux from washing backdown into our lungs. I also have this during the day.. If your neck is tightening up on you and it's getting harder to breath, try pursing your lips and breathing from your abdominal area... This should
open up your vocal cords. Another good thing to do is massaging the area around your hyoid bone and moving it side to side, than adding a heating pack to the area to release the muscle tension. This is what my speech therapist told me to do. It does seem to help when I'm having an attack.
If your having breathing problems during the day and it's harder to breathing in vs out. Than it's very likely that your breathing problems to do LPR, Jamie koufman describes this as having a reactive airway disease that effects your upper airway compared to asthma, which is your lower airway. Difficulty breathing out is more along the lines of asthma, which could also be impacted by reflux... So either way, it's a lose lose situation if you have reflux... :-(
I feel horrible for anyone who has breathing problems with both :-( It's very likely though... this could be a reason why your medication don't seem to help enough. If your having problems with your upper airway, it's harder to detect and to treat...
Post Edited (TheSixness) : 6/26/2013 5:49:33 PM GMT