Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'll be back...

...on Wednesday.

Take care.


  1. I hope you have a good weekend!

  2. Mrs Butter B8:31 PM

    Well, you may think this is crazy, but I scrolled down and read some of the other posts about how your sister shares the same 'symptom' for anxiety.

    Let me point out one thing( and feel free to totally disregard it once you've read it if it doesn't apply, I'm certainly not a dr).

    My niece (and her maternal aunt) and several members of that side of the family do a "darth vader" breathing thing (That's what we called it, kind of a raspy breathing), especially when stressed. SEveral relatives have anxiety problems also.

    Anyway, the niece (who is now 13 and into puberty) starting having it more and more. As did the anxiety. It was a lot like you described it. They diagnosed it at first as asthma, since her mom didn't tell the dr's about the anxiety. After multiple breathing treatments at the hospital and "attacks" during school & sports, they were at their wits end.

    Then they ran into a dr who said it was her adenoids, which were inflamed due to allergy problems, and were causing "stress related asthma & constriction of the breathing broncules (excuse the spelling) etc etc).

    To shorten a long story: They had her adenoids & tonsils removed in outpatient surgery.

    The "darth vader" breathing stopped. The asthma stopped. She slept better and suddenly the restlessness & anxiety stopped.

    All from some freaking inflamed adenoids & tonsils. (which also run in the family)

    So, just FYI. I had never heard of it, but we sure were glad when they did the surgery. After 5+ years of watching her struggle, we were amazed.

    Hope he's healed soon.

  3. Even though I've read this note at least 5 times, I keep clicking over her to see if you've posted.

    I guess I am slow. LOL.


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