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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc 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.
34 year old female, Diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis 5 years ago
Current Meds: Remicade every 6 weeks, Prevacid, Lialda, Lexapro (anxiety), Synthroid, Symbalta, Sustenex, Iron, vitamins, Fish Oil

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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you notice a lessening of the breathing "noises" as you get closer to the time of your Remicade infusion? If so, it could be a manifestation of a problem with Remicade. Remicade is known to cause respiratory problems in quite a few people. just a thought...
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