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Autonomic nerve problem: achalasia, diaphragm paralysis, dry eyes/mouth, etc.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 6, 2015
  • 04:21 PM

Last year I had an episode of right hemidiaphragm paralysis. After getting down to 40% lung capacity, suddenly it started working again! It stayed that way until a couple of weeks ago when the paralysis reoccurred. In addition, I've been diagnosed over the past year with achalasia, sicca syndrome, positional tachycardia, and impotence. Doctors have recommended surgery to relieve symptoms of achalasia and the diaphragm paralysis, but since these symptoms have come and gone for the diaphragm and I still have no explanation as to what is happening I am hesitant to go for surgery. Can anyone suggest what is happening? With the constellation of symptoms it seems to be something with the autonomic nervous system, but aside from ruling out cancer no one has come up with an explanation of what is happening. Not being able to breath is terrifying, not being able to swallow is annoying, and not knowing what is causing it is driving me nuts. Can anyone help?

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