No cause found for recurring right hemidiaphragm paralysis
Has anyone out there experienced paralysis of the hemidiaphragm that comes and goes? I've been experiencing this for years with no diagnosis, but the symptoms are getting worse as time goes by. When it becomes paralyzed my lung capacity drops by about a third, breathing becomes labored, and oxygen saturation drops (making my heart race to try to compensate). I've gone all over the country looking for answers, but no one has been able to explain it or suggest how to treat these episodes (much less prevent them). The diaphragm stays paralyzed for a while then starts working again. The longest it has stayed paralyzed was about 6 months, but most often it is a couple of weeks. It then starts up again, but eventually starts getting weaker and stops moving again several times a year. it severely impacts cognitive ability memory formation when the O2 starts dropping, which has made continuing in my job impossible.