Posted 10/10/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)
My doctor has diagnosed me with Vocal Cord Dysfunction after a long hospital stay and a nasty chest infection that eventually cleared up. I can feel when my vocal cords are tightening - like someone is choking me. However, I also have sounds when I breathe most days like after my breath is done there is another sound that keeps going like a balloon letting air out. Not a whistle and not a wheeze but a heavy breath sound that keeps on when I breathe in and breathe out. Does this sound like asthma? They've gone back and forth over whether I have asthma - since I have an autoimmune disease my body seems to develop things that most people can't just "get". Any input would be appreciated. I sound like a 90-year-old when I breathe so it just doesn't seem right.