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Ear Surgery and difficulty breathing?? Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2010
  • 00:13 AM

Had a ruptured ear drum repaired in May of '09. Post surgery (Jan '10) have had a consistent problem with a sensation of not getting enough O2 into the body. Sometimes it seems I have to force air into the lungs. Granted my head was probably turned to the right for the duration of the surgery. Could any muscles be twisted causing swelling on nerves nearby or on the larynx? Any thoughts? Both the ENT and a family physician do not know why this would be the case. The ENT said this never happened to any of his patients before.

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  • I'm wondering about your anesthesia and if they stuck a tube down your throat. It could be that something happened--not that "they" could fix it. I think it might be worth tracking down a good chiropractor for one or two adjustments to see if that helps--maybe there was pressure and things got twisted. You may get help with acupuncture--try a few treatments by someone authentic. It could be unrelated, too, and just coincidental--maybe thyroid--hard to say. Maybe an exposure to something and like an on-going allergic reaction to an antigen.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 30, 2010
    • 07:44 AM
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  • As far as I know they had a tube stuck down the throat...I never had this before the surgery, but distinctly after. Went to a chiropractor back in July or august and that didn't seem to help...could it be muscular? Twisted muscle putting pressure on the larynx? Could things have shifted during the flacid anesthesia state? I'm wondering about your anesthesia and if they stuck a tube down your throat. It could be that something happened--not that "they" could fix it. I think it might be worth tracking down a good chiropractor for one or two adjustments to see if that helps--maybe there was pressure and things got twisted. You may get help with acupuncture--try a few treatments by someone authentic. It could be unrelated, too, and just coincidental--maybe thyroid--hard to say. Maybe an exposure to something and like an on-going allergic reaction to an antigen.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2010
    • 06:29 PM
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