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Emmab22

781d

Ive had difficulty breathing since around 2019. I went to the doctor a couple months ago, but all she said was it was a change in my vocal patterns and I need speech therapy. I haven't gotten speech therapy yet, but should I? I was pretty sure I have VCD (Vocal Cord Dysfunction) but VCD only has episodes, when my difficulty breathing is 24/7. It's only hard when I'm aware I'm breathing, too.

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    • sleepy.panda

      757d

      I was diagnosed with VCD about a decade ago and they had me go to speech therapy at the time. It seemed silly at first to have someone teaching me how to breathe, but I do believe it helped me learn techniques that could help.

    • sleepy.panda

      757d

      I was diagnosed with VCD about a decade ago and they had me go to speech therapy at the time. It seemed silly at first to have someone teaching me how to breathe, but I do believe it helped me learn techniques that could help.

    • KitKat1450

      781d

      I notice my VCD often enough that I don’t feel like I’d call them episodes personally. More like it’s always there but certain things trigger it more or I could have it be flares for a period of time. I also have chronic sinusitis & allergies so I typically have trouble breathing in general so thats “normal” for me. I would recommend going ahead with therapy and figure out what works for you to see if you do notice a difference in your breathing. It will most likely get at least a little better since they’re closely related. Hope you find something that helps.

      • Emmab22

        781d

        @KitKat1450 thank you so much!!

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