Posted by Cathy Albright
on July 28, 2000 at 19:21:03:
In Reply to: Re: paralyzed diaphram posted by Inga on July 10, 2000 at 16:18:11:
: My Dad has also got paralyzed Diaphrams both sides. One is 90% and the other I am not sure but he is not doing well. He like the rest of you have gotten no answers except was probably a virus. I would like any feedback if any of you gets any answers about what causes this. And also do any of you know what the life span is with someone with this problem. Anyone is welcome to email me At IMMOMxfour@aol.com.
I have a paralyzed right hemidiaphragm that comes and goes. NO ONE and I mean NO ONE knows why. They originally said it will never go back when it first happened and it did return to normal after 3 weeks. Well, since that time it has happened about 7 more times. Seems to always resolve but happen again. No one knows why. Wanted me to have a needle emg test of the phrenic nerve. They put a large needle into the chest do the phrenic nerve then conduct electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve. Need I say why I refused. But when this does go up I get short of breath, can't sleep well, can't lay on my back. Wish I had an answer. Had NO trauma, no chest surgery etc. This has been going on for a little over a year now. Any others please reply.