There are a few videos demonstrating exercises to help relieve symptoms online. WebMD used to have a video, but I cannot find it right now. I would suggest you try those before speech therapy. I did speech therapy for VCD. They did not do much more than the videos have.
I am sorry that you are not feeling well. Unfortunately one side effect of Medrol is insomnia. Medrol is an anti-inflammatory and much needed for people with chronic lung disease who get bronchitis. You really need to take the medicine, and I have not heard of anything helping with the insomnia. Hopefully you will not be on it too long and things well get better soon.
Unless your doctor wants you taking the codeine that is not a good idea. Codeine is a cough suppressant. You need to cough to help clear the infection.
Other side effects to watch for are moodiness, increased appetite, and constipation.
Hi Willow, You sound almost exactly like me before I was diagnosed with asthma. Many people "sound clear' when they are actually in serious trouble. Since the inhalers helped so much it sounds like you do have asthma.
Hi, I am sorry to hear about your husband's asthma. The good news (if there is any) is that it is an asthma diagnosis not COPD. That means that they believe it is reversible, and he should be able to regain a large part of his lung function.
He needs to follow doctor's orders carefully. The best thing you can do for your husband is to educate yourself as much as possible on asthma, and you have taken the first step in doing that - coming to WebMD. WebMD has excellent resources for educating patients and those that care for them.
I have heard from many people that a child under 8 years old cannot be definitively diagnosed with asthma. There are exceptions! Their lungs are too small and sound wheezy with the slightest congestion anyway.
I think you should take him to see an allergist/asthmatologist for a second opinion. They would also be able to give you better directions with how to use the medications.
Hi, I have been on klonopin for VCD as well. I only took it when I knew I was going to be exposed to a VCD trigger like a lot of fragrances. Why do your doctors want you to take it every day? I don't remember how klonopin worked for VCD. What makes you think these supplements will help VCD? As with any supplement be sure to check with your doctor before taken them. They can interact with other medications or health conditions. SonyaView Thread