I started my CPAP therapy after many tests due to a constriction that I have in my throat. The tests revealed an inflammation in my throat supposedly brought on by a bout of whooping cough then exacerbated by my snoring so that my throat was just not healing.
My lung capacity is normal but I have serious breathing problems when I exert myself in any slight way. I am also constantly using a forced cough to clear my throat. Very annoying.
CPAP was supposed to relieve the inflammation in my throat and I was advised that it might take 3 months or so. I think that there has been a slight improvement but 3 weeks ago I went on holiday to China and I just could not believe the pollution that existed there. In Beijing visibility was about 1 kilometre, and it improved only marginally in the rural areas.
If there was a slight improvement in my breathing previously it has definitely reverted back to its former glory now.
My questions are these,
Does anyone else have a similar problem as me?
If so, have you found a way to relieve the inflammation/constriction in your throat?
Thanks for your reply Lukie,
Yes, I took a series of tablets that were supposed to suppress acid reflux. I think the name of them was Salpraz. No effect really.
The other tests/meds etc that I had were;
Renal Artery ultrasound
Lung function test
Saline challenge test
Some tablets that were supposed to help me clear my throat, I can't recall the name. Oh yes, Bisolvin. That's it.
I think that's it. The best test that I had was an ENT Specialist stuck a camera down my schnoz into my throat and actually had a look. Red and inflamed! After that I was advised to have a sleep study and the CPAP therapy started from that.
Since those tests I have lost weight (105 kilos to 97), lowered my cholesterol (it wasn't too bad anyway) and tried to generally improve my fitness.
I'm still wheezing but hopefully it will get better. I suppose I'm looking for a 'magic' pill.