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There are lots of other wonderful members and now you are part of the GERD/Heartburn family. Welcome aboard.
I had the same breathing problems at times, what sad about it is, that you have to explain to the physician what is causing it. In March I did demand some tests for this problem. I had chest x-ray and spirometry, where just i blow real hard into a tube. Of course the tests showed normal.
I found sleeping on my hosipital bed which I can elevate, helps alot and I had not much of a problem with breathing since.
Well, unless my esopoghaus is pushing against my lungs, or my small hitial hernia is causing the problem, I am going to assume, that small amounts of acid are getting in my lungs, and causing the irritation, which leads to breathing difficult.
I really dont have a cough. Its more like a forced cough, I make myslef cough, to get rid off all the mucus in my throat.
Is the mucus coming from my thorat, lungs, or stomach? who knows?
Is there a way to test mucus for acid in it at home?
To test: I am going to raise my bed even higher than it is right now, and not eat anything within 3 hours before going to sleep....
Any other ideas or suggestions?