icthus Posted June 14, 2009 Report Share Posted June 14, 2009 A few nights ago I was tutoring a (fun) high school student when my throat started to close. I got up and within a 30 seconds I was in distress. Within the next few minutes my throat closed - I could not inhale. I am trained in Acupressure, and had the presence of mind to apply the hold for throat closings. The throat responded and opened before I passed out (and died?). The student watched the whole thing, dazed by the trauma unfolding before him. There were no mitigating circumstances to have provoked this reaction. It took over 2 days for the throat and voice box to fully recover. In addition, the next morning, the left side of my mouth was lazy. It wanted to stay closed if I spoke normally, so it looked like I was talking out of the right side of my mouth. (I was!) My doctor believes that it was probably not a TIA but rather an autonomic issue, particularly since I have other involvements with the nasal passage that are autonomically compromised. So I now have an epi-pen. She wanted to give me the adult pen, but agreed to my rebuttal for a pediatric pen - I am extremely sensitive to meds and I have cardiac rhythm/pulse issues. OK - so today I did a little "work" - not enough to even change my breathing. I didn't think my body would notice. But, now I'm in a reaction with a new involvement - my throat is threatening to misbehave. 1) Does anyone else deal with these issues?2) Does anyone have any thoughts about what is going on?3) Would Mestinon help? I have a prescription that the EP prescribed but the NEURO told me not to take. So confusing.3) Does anyone have any suggestions?Once again, thanks for being here. You are all wonderful, and I owe so much of the quality of my life to this forum. For example, I just bought the Cool Vest. I would have never known such a thing existed, much less how to get one or even if it would be "reasonable" for dysautonomics to use. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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