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My Sister and I Need Help! Please!

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  • Posted By: Missy1078
  • December 27, 2010
  • 08:02 PM

I really hope someone out there can help me find out what's wrong with me and my sister! We've both been dealing with strange symptoms since we were young! I've had what I termed "this weird breathing thing" since I could remember, and my sister has her "weird ear thing" as well. I know they may not sound related, but after researching many, many hours I believe that they may be related. The only diagnosis that matches my symptoms is vocal cord dysfunction, which is basically a spasm of the vocal cords. The only thing that matches my sisters symptoms is tensor tympani syndrome, which is a spasm of the eardrum. My thoughts on these two rare diagnoses is that there has to be some diagnosis that would encompass both sets of symptoms. What are the odds that 2 sisters would have 2 very rare medical conditions that are not somehow related? The fact that both of our symptoms involve muscle spasms makes me believe that something else is the cause! If anyone out there can offer any suggestions they would be very much appreciated! I know that I've only listed a few things, so if you have any questions to clarify please feel free to ask! Thanks so much!

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  • Maybe have your magnesium levels checked or look into this link:http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/m/muscle_spasm/underly.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 07:08 AM
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  • This may be a "stretch" because you haven't given a lot to go on, but is there any chance you both could have hyperparathyroidism. It's a calcium/PTH disorder of the parathyroid glands. An adenoma "could" be interfering with you vocal chord projection/opening/closing and in your sister's case the "excess" calcium could be forming crystals in her ears causing her symptoms. Please remember that calcium is actually a "hormone" in the body (most people don't know that) and besides aiding gastrointestinal function (sorry) one of it's PRIMARY functions in the body is muscle control/contraction, nerve/tissue integrity, etc.It's a long shot, but hope you find the help you both need. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 05:20 AM
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  • Hello,What is your age and your sister's age?
    SunScript 8 Replies
    • January 4, 2011
    • 00:56 PM
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