Vocal Cord Paresis & LPR?

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   Posted 2/5/2012 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Everyone,

Do any of you have vocal cord paresis along with your LPR? If so, what are your symptoms and how could this be treated? Also, if the paresis a result of the LPR or could the LPR be a result of the paresis?

Thanks a million =))

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   Posted 2/5/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to read you are looking for info re this topic but hang on a bit as I know we have members here that have experienced vocal cord paresis.  Hopefully one of them will be along shortly.

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   Posted 2/5/2012 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Kitt =) Looking forward to hear from other's experiences.
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   Posted 6/26/2013 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found out I have vocal cord Paresis and lpr and have the same question

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   Posted 6/26/2013 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My only symptom is once in awhile waking up at night choking for breathe, and slight hoarseness of voice.....

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   Posted 6/26/2013 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
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

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   Posted 12/22/2013 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Bilateral Vocal Cord Paresis (Paralysis)
There is a new laser that they have been using on throat cancer that is not as destructive to healthy tissue..

Anyone out there had laser vocal cord dilation or explored other options?

I understand this may be a co existing condition with thyroid disease, genetics(CMT2,Graves) ect. Also have limb weakness and balance issues.

Do have Genetic Variant CLCN1.

Seems to be effected by wheat (even though Celiac was ruled out) odors and sugar intake < ? >

Zinc with L Carnitine and buffered chewing gum seems to help even though none of the Rx'ed PPI's worked.

Like to hear from those either successfully treated or headed in that direction to brainstorm with.


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   Posted 12/22/2013 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The vocal cord issues usually are a side effect of uncontrolled LPR. Paresis cause from LPR most likely would return even with laser treatment if it's not controlled, unlike peresis from trauma from thyroid surgery.

My wife had this after thyroid removal and it resolved itself in 4 months, but she only had nerve danage from that surgery, not LPR.

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