Needing blue inhaler more and more. Can it help with Vocal Chord Dysfunction?!

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   Posted 1/16/2016 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm desperate for help; I'm needing triple the usual dosage of blue inhaler as it stands, and after over a month, my brown and green inhalers have yet to help me at all. I cannot see a doctor about this for at least a week due to queues, and A&E disregarded me despite moments where my pulse oximetry showed levels as low as 85%. Some doctors have said I may have vocal chord dysfunction because of sound gasp sounds we caught in a sound recording of me at night. However we cannot deny the rescue inhaler helps me. It just doesn't help for long! I have no cough, wheeze or chest pain. Just some tightness - nothing painful - and serious shortness of breath, as well as throat mucus.

This source says some VCD patients get unexpected relief from bronchodilators like the one I use, Ventolin. How true is this? Please help, I'm very confused as things stand.

Post Edited (Daxter) : 1/16/2016 5:29:37 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/5/2016 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
this sounds like a medical question for your doc or maybe a 2nd opinion -that said my allergist at first thought I had asthma, but after some treatment of my allergies, and sending me to ENT, determined it is actually vocal chord dysfunction. I do sometimes find relief when using inhaler for exercise induced breathing issues (throat constricts, can't get air in) but it is not consistent and not 100%

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   Posted 2/15/2016 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I read other of your posts and you seem to have LPR, or LSN. When my pain was worse I would have breathing attacks where my vocal chords would close for some time. Similar to asthma, in my case that dissapeared when I took an anti depressant to reduce sensitivityo f my throat. I have an own thread where I discussed my beginning and my progress up to know.

Just to let you knos if it helps you.
I also read you had peptest samples where tour reflux was negative, so if this all began on an onset (like a throat infection) this might help you.

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