"Cough variant" asthma with some vocal cord dysfunction

Posted by jko1 @jko1, Apr 8, 2019

Anyone else on the forum with cough variant asthma? How about vocal cord dysfunction or the two together?

I have struggled with cough variant asthma for many years. Recently I was also diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction as well–specifically irritable larynx syndrome. I've had voice therapy, but I'm interested in other ways people are coping with the combination.

Hi @jko1 and welcome to Connect.

While we wait for others to take part in this discussion, i thought I would share more information about vocal cord dysfunction: https://www.nationaljewish.org/health-insights/health-infographics/understanding-vocal-cord-dysfunction

@jko1 how are your doctor's treating you for these conditions at this time?

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Hi @jko1 and welcome to Connect.

While we wait for others to take part in this discussion, i thought I would share more information about vocal cord dysfunction: https://www.nationaljewish.org/health-insights/health-infographics/understanding-vocal-cord-dysfunction

@jko1 how are your doctor's treating you for these conditions at this time?

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Thanks for the vocal cord dysfunction. My doctors sent me to speech therapy, which seems to be the most common treatment for vocal cord dysfunction. (Mine seems to be a variant known as irritable larynx syndrome.) Unfortunately, vocal cord dysfunction seems to be in the domain of ENTs, which asthma is in the domain of Pulmonologists. So far, the two groups aren't working all that well together on thinking through the interplay between the two and the appropriate treatments that best support both conditions.

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