Hello, Im 27 and have been having problems with my breathing for around 2 years now. It first appeared after a bad reaction to amitriptyline which I was taking to try and eliminate chronic headaches.
I now suffer around 90% of the time with feeling short of breath, it feels as if my lungs aren't filling enough as though there is something in my chest stopping my lungs inflate. I also feel like i'm not breathing quick enough sometimes.
I am always burping and I really struggle to sleep at night as when Im lay down I feel a lot worse, I have to keep sitting up to burp and then I feel a slight release.
Have seen the doctor so many times and just keep being given new tablets to try, am currently taking ompeprazole (for the 2nd try) and mintec (as I have also been suffering with symptoms of ibs). Have had blood tests and a couple of ECG's but no further tests. Dr thought it could be hernia or h.pylori but the blood tests have ruled out the latter,
Have also been told that it is probably anxiety which is causing the symptoms - i have no doubt im anxious and stressed but who wouldn't be when they feel like they can't breathe and are completely exhausted from the lack of sleep. I feel like im going mad sometimes with them not finding anything so I keep trailing the internet looking for answers myself which probablt makes we worry more and makes everything worse.
If anyone has similar problems and has found any answers then please let me know, this is all ruining my life (I am writing this at nearly 3am after having to get out of bed as I felt so uncomfortable).