GERD and nighttime breathing noise?

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Sarabi
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   Posted 3/11/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello!

I've been hopping around the anxiety and asthma forums and now i am here. :)

I was at a ENT a few days ago due to a globus sensation and he told me i am fine, but i most likely suffer from GERD.

I have had asthma like symptoms but i don't really think it is asthma and ENT told me it might be GERD related. And GERD would really explain alot of my problems...

Exept.

When i go lay down, after a while i start making a weird noise upon inhaling. My lungs crackle. It freaks me out. One one occasion i also starded wheezing. Only laying down causes this, i am fine otherwise. I also suffer from a general shortness of breath.

Has anyone experienced anything similiar? GERD related or otherwise?

zeldagoblin
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   Posted 3/11/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Helloooooo there! Welcome from another globus sufferer! I also get asthma symptoms, specially in the evening, and I am sure it is GERD related. I know GERD can definitely cause wheezing, so I would think this is the case. A lot of people here have advised me the ENTs don't really know much about GERD, and you and I both need to see a GI, which is what I am now looking into, following my Xray tomorrow.

Did your ENT refer you on to anyone else, or give you any other advice?

Sarabi
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   Posted 3/11/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello :)

Well, no special advice from the ENT exept control my GERD and eat the pills, which should help GERD ;)

I would sure like to further investigate my symptoms too but i have a hard time deciding if i want a GI doc or a pulmonologist. >.<

BTW i forgot to add, i have had chest xrays taken, were normal. Oxygen levels have been measured as normal even when i feel short of breath, and i blew into some weird machine that shows numbers, i dont even know what it was but according to the doc that was fine too. So, maybe not a lung issue? Sure feels like it. >.<

It also feels like i am breathing fire and my chest is on fire. Ofcourse, can be the GERD, huh. :)

/hugsies

Mike C
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   Posted 3/11/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I get that more than a few times a year....The crackling and the wheezing..I usually get up and eat something stomach friendly and drink some water ..that makes it go a bit away,it's gerd related for me.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
The crackling you all are experiencing is from the acid leaking into your lungs. Do you prop your beds up at least 6 to 8 inches? The higher the better.
My lungs were getting damaged from the acid before my surgery. I coughed almost all the time.

Joy

healfromthegroundup
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   Posted 3/13/2010 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
May I ask how much water you drink a day? Take your body weight and divide it by two and that equals the number of ounces you need to drink a day. When you do not drink enough water, your esophageal sphincter becomes lax allowing stomach acid to leak into your esophagus, especially when lying down.

Also it is important to stricly limit your intake of processed foods and increase your intake of raw vegetables and fruits.

healfromthegroundup
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   Posted 3/13/2010 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Also I almost forgot to mention to take a lot of acid reducers? Beleive it or not stomach acid is essential to digestive health. For one we need it to kill bad bacteria. If there is a lack of stomach acid, then bad bacteria are allowed to run rampant and infect your GI tract thus damaging your stomach wall.

Sarabi
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   Posted 3/13/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not drink much water at all :) Only when i feel thirsty.

Hope this passes soon, it causes me extreme anxiety.
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