Can partial blockage or constipation cause trouble breathing?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/27/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been a bit constipated for several days (thanks oatmeal!!) and now after eating I get a huge lump in my throat and have trouble breathing. I do have asthma so I'm wondering if being backed up is causing my GERD to be worse (even though I take Protonix twice a day). My GI wants me to see my allergist for a possible food allergy reaction. I do have a slight narrowing of the esophagus from GERD but he ballooned it out about 2 months ago. Don't know if that helped. Anyone ever deal with this lump in throat/trouble breathing symptom when you're backed up?
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)

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   Posted 9/27/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohana...I don't know if this is an answer to your question, but I found I had that lump in my throat/hard to breathe problem too.  I was on Azmacort because it started to appear that I was asthmatic.  I now think I am not.  Since increasing my B12 and taking iron due to extreme low levels in both, I am not having the breathing problems.  You were diagnosed with asthma and I am not saying you do not have it.  I just wonder if you should check out your levels in the other areas.  They may be causing your breathing issues.  Stress believe it or not can also cause the same issues too.

Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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