I am so frustrated right now. I have had asthma and allergies basically from birth. So I have had to treat them since then. Sometimes I have had to change medications in order to get some sort of control over them. Now I recently in the last year have felt like I am sick with colds, viruses, bronchitis that seem to persist and not really go away! So having chest congestion and shortness of breath have kept me off work sometimes a week at a time. I went to a pulmonary specialist who has told me I have this vocal chord dysfunction. Can this make you so sick you feel like you have bronchitis and cannot function with everyday activities for that extended amount of time? I have a lot of sinus problems also so I do swallow and cough up thick discharged all the time. Can a vocal chord episode last this long, and be continuous making you feel out of breath like this? I started crying when he told me some of this information because I have been so scared of loosing my job and not be able to support my family! Does anyone think I will be able to get back to a lifestyle that is normal for me?View Thread
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