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Old 06-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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LPR and PVVN

I've been diagnosed with both: LPR as well as vocal fold paresis - and the LEMG test shows that there had been some sort of neuropathy which is supposedly healing now.

Now .. what the doctors have not been able to tell me - what the cause is and what the effect is here.

1) Is neuropathy the cause that resulted in LPR - so if the nerves heal, LPR heals as well

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2) Is LPR the cause of the vocal fold paresis and the nerve inflammation? LPR got triggered for some unknown reason and is now resulting in vocal issues - including vocal fold paresis etc.

Any thoughts from anyone?

Some points to consider:
- I did not really have a upper respiratory tract infection when all this started.
- Initial symptoms were all LPR related and then the throat symptoms started later .. so I am assuming it is #2 .. can LPR "cause" VFP - and even some sort of neuropathy?

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: LPR and PVVN

At this point, it may not matter which one started the problem. I'd just treat both at once.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: LPR and PVVN

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At this point, it may not matter which one started the problem. I'd just treat both at once.
Well, I am hoping it is neuropathy that has caused the LPR, since at least it has a way of healing by itself and since I can not take the PPIs or any acid reducers (I get horrific side effects on them) - I can at least hope to feel better if / when the nerve calms down.

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Re: LPR and PVVN

In that case, I'd try some non-drug treatments for the LPR, including small meals and elevating your bed. It may be if the nerves calm down, the problem will subside.

 
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Re: LPR and PVVN

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In that case, I'd try some non-drug treatments for the LPR, including small meals and elevating your bed. It may be if the nerves calm down, the problem will subside.
Yes, I've been doing a lot of that already:
- Strict >ph5 diet
- Gaviscon Advance Liquid
- DGL, Aloe Vera Juice
- Early dinners

One thing I notice is that because of the paresis (vocal fold being partially open), some acid seeps up into the mouth as well - which makes things uncomfortable.

 
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