Hi, I have the same problem as you. When I take the Klonopin (similar to valium) it relieves the symptoms a little but my breathing still remains the same, very poor. It is a muscle relaxant so it is relaxing your esophageal muscles so that the tension in your throat is not there. Does it make you sleepy? My problem is taking klonopin in the day makes me tired and then if I take it for extended periods and stop I get withdrawls.