Hmmm, that's the same thing she diagnosed me with too. Left vocal cord paresis. She put me on low dosage of gabapentin, 4x ranitidine, 2x PPI and diet. I just had to nissen done 2 months ago. I've been feeling quite worse actually. Don't know if I need to up the gabapentin, but my breathing ( the choking feeling ) get's really bad at time and I just sit there at work. I saw her about
3 months ago... She impressed me when I was there and told me I have severe Lpr, left vocal cord paresis and that I was about
medium in terms of patients she has seen. Initially she sat me down and said it sounds like post viral vagal neuropathy.
At this point now that I'm not feeling better I really don't know what. I'm outta state for her, so I can see her only every couple of months. Otherwise it gets to expensive to travel. I'm going to up my dose of gabapentin and maybe talk to their office over the phone.
Let me know how your progress goes because it sounds like we have a very similar.
Also, did she give you any words of wisdom that you could share? For me she said it was going to be a long road... 6 months... The plan was to get me off meds by 1 year.
And the purpose of the low dose of gabapentin was to ease the nerves, so they could recover once the reflux is under control. When the nerves finally heal right... my reflux should be gone. That's pretty much what I got out of it. Nerve damage leads to reflux due to getting sick and healing weird...
ahhh one last thing.. I do notice the gabapentin makes my voice a little better and my mucus problem less when I take it. I'm only doing about
200- 300 a day though. I stopped for my surgery because swallowing the pills were hard and I noticed I was basically drinking my salvia at times...
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