Scott1 wrote:Hi Euphoniaa,
Your problems aren't new to me. I had these sorts of issues when I was unwell.
a) Do you still have your tonsils
b) Have you ever been tested for Chlamydia Pneunomiae?
Scott1 wrote:Hi again,
The reason I asked is I had a constant problem for years where I would lose my voice, I always felt unwell, I constantly coughed, I had a throat like it was made of steel bands, I would wake up at night gasping for air and I also had hiatus hernia that didn't trouble me as much as yours but I expected to "gurgle" for hours after every meal. Those clever doctors presumed I had a rare form of asthma and prescribed ever stronger medications that did nothing. Ultimately I managed to see an ENT specialist who diagnosed a deviated septum (ie a blocked nose). This meant I was mouthing breathing and drawing unfiltered air across my tonsils which consequently became infected. I ended up with tonsilitis, laryngitis, rhinitis and a pile of other complications. After a septoplasty to straighten my nasal passages I began to nose breath but the tonsils were so rotten I needed a tonsilectomy and later a partial resection of the soft palate as the tissue was so engorged that it would rest on the back of my tongue. You wouldn't wish that combination of procedures on your worst enemy at the age of 40 when I was done.
I wish the tonsils had been biopsied to see what they were full of as I recall the surgeon saying how rotten they were.
Later I discovered I had chlamydia pneumoniae (walking pneunomia) which was treated but my neck still felt like it was made of steel bands until I started agressively treating my EBV infection.
I don't know why but gradually my hiatus hernia problems went away. The hernia is a physical thing so there shouldn't be a connection but it doesn't trouble me at all now. I don't eat many grains and prefer meat, vegetables or salads and only have a small amount of yoghurt as the dairy intake.
I also do Pilates at quite an advanced level and I think stretching of my torso helps as well.
My MS is well under control following the approach I've detailed under my other posts but I'm suspicious that all the issues are connected in some way.
Maybe you could check for the bug.
I'm anxious to see what they say at my followup doctor's appointment today. Since I wrote this thread on Saturday, I've had temperature spikes (higher than before) and many nighttime coughing jags (worse than before). Maybe that will cause him to actually test for the bug that bit me.
More later, I'm sure.
euphoniaa wrote:Aw hell, I just woke up and suddenly I'm coughing up disgusting, scary-looking stuff after a couple days of no coughing at all. Only 2 more days of antibiotics.
lyndacarol wrote:The recommendation for an elevated head of the bed made by someone here (at the moment I can't recall the name) might have merit in view of this Silent Reflux. I haven't done anything to my bed, but I am looking for a wedge-shaped pillow. Maybe one would help you with your traces of pneumonia? Hiatal hernia/reflux?
You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers; please get well soon. We need your attention and comments here.
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