does botox work for vocal cord dysfunction
My 17 year old daughter, Chelsea, was diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction in October 2010. She will go weeks where she has episodes every day and then weeks with absolutely no episodes. She is currently battling an episode that has lasted more than 50 hours. When she is asleep she breaths normally but when she stirs in her sleep or wakes up, the cords close again.
We were fortunate to have a local doctor (Dr. Joseph Soto) who diagnosed Chelsea only a few days after the onset of her symptoms. However, despite numerous medications and working with a speech therapist, we have been unable to resolve Chelsea's condition.
We are now at the point where we are considering a botox treatment. I'm curious if anyone has used this method, and if so, what was your experience with this option?