Constant forced burping + heartburn + shortness of breath

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eric246
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   Posted 8/15/2011 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I'm a 22m and I've been having constant forced burping and heartburn. What I mean by forced burping is I have to force the burp to come, or it feels like it won't, and when it does, it doesn't feel like a normal burp. I told the doctor about a month or so ago that I was burping a lot, and she just told me it was acid, and that was it.

I have always loved spicy food, and have gotten heartburn in the past, but now I am more worried about it. Today I had BBQ'd pork, and just a few hours later, I could feel it. When I tried drinking water, it hurt a little in my chest as it went down, but now it's fine and I'm just burping again. I was eating chocolate yesterday and had the same type of chest pain as I ate it.

One other symptom is shortness of breath. It's not that I can't breath, but more so that I can't take a deep breath. I try to take a deep breath and I am unable to for a little bit, but then I finally get it and feel relieved, only to have it happen a little bit later. I am usually aware of my breathing when this happens too. The doctor said it was anxiety, and I have had this for about 4 years now, on and off, but I'm starting to wonder if it's acid related.

I'm somewhat of a hypochondriac, so I'm always assuming I have the worst possible thing, like cancer, and am just hoping I can make dietary/lifestyle changes that will help.

Post Edited (eric246) : 8/15/2011 9:37:19 PM (GMT-6)


Addy125
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   Posted 8/16/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Eric,

I have constant burping too, sometimes I do purposely make it burp but usually it'll be uncomfortable when I do that.
I started with frequent heartburn since May, the heartburn stop after a month but I always feel food flowing back to my throat or sticking on it, so I always drink lots of water so I can burp and push it down. There are times when it turn bad and burping hurt my stomach (or may be it's my duodenum).

I agree that being sick for so long will make you think a lot on the worse side, like cancer and so on, sometimes I just wonder if I'll be like this forever and I'll feel sad thinking this way.

stkitt
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   Posted 8/16/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Eric,
 
You may want to read this link in our resources from above.  There are 3 separate posts -
 
 
A visit to a GI specialist may be something for you to consider.
 
Welcome to HealingWell.  I look forward to getting to know you better.
 
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 8/16/2011 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Eric- chocolate is a big Gerd trigger as is caffeine.

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portaloo
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   Posted 8/22/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Eric you said shortness of breath.  Full gassy stomach presses on diaphragm.  please excuse spelling I am not a doctor. The pressure causes shortness of breath.
 
  I had the paraesophageal hernia at thirty which gave me shortness of breath.  It had fist showed up on a chest x ray at thirtyish.  I did not have any surgery until it was found five years later by barium meal as I asked for one.  I did not have much reflux because it was upside down and physically impossible to regurgitate or be sick.  My only symptom was shortness of breath and nightly gas pain.  It was not cancer and I am fine after surgery.   There are many things it can be but If your breathing is affected get your doc to send you for a chest x ray.  My GP had never come across paraesophageal hernias in younger people and apologised, but it was not his fault as it normally only effects old people and was rare. 
 
Whatever you have wrong with you if you are short of breath at least the lung x ray is cheap and worth a look.     It could be just plain and simple worry but worth checking to put your mind at ease.  If the lungs are clear you can stop worrying.  Good luck and investigate. x  Oily Greasy food, chocolate, crisps,milky foods, cream etc cause bad reflux as they are hard to digest.  Try a drier diet, cut down on fats.

Post Edited (portaloo) : 8/22/2011 4:00:32 PM (GMT-6)


Zuly
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   Posted 3/1/2013 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same symptoms that caused me to go to the ER three times. I felt I couldnt breathe and was constantly force burping because I felt a lot of gas on my stomach and had to take it out. My chest hurt and I had cold sweaty palms and feet. They told me it was gastritis and anxiety attacks. Its been 4 months and Ive been to 5 doctos (including two GI Specialists) they told me it was the H.pilory bacteria and gave me medicine it. Finished the medicine but still had the same symptoms. Then had an Endoscopy and an ultrasound and was only told I had Gastitis. Two weeks in bed and wasnt getting any better, now drinking Sucralfate 1GM tablets to see how it goes. I stopped eating chocolates, beans, whole milk, spicy foods all together, they cause way more gas than the usual gas. I still have difficulty breathing and pain on my chest muscles, I know its not anxiety but the docs just don't understand and its hard to get anxiety pills from a doctor shocked If they say you have it but dont want to give the meds its kind of weird and annoying. If anyone knows if gastritis causes your chest painbandcshortness of breath please lrt me know. Thanks.

jools182
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   Posted 4/1/2013 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone got any answers to this?

I am having similar symptoms. Sore muscles in my whole Ribcage, shortness of breath, burning sensation down my throat, also sometimes a cold feeling in my airways, even inside my nose

Trapped wind type pressure in upper stomach, lower chest. Uncomfortable and feeling like I need to burp all the time

EvelynR
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   Posted 5/13/2013 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hey, i have the exact same symptoms. im 15 and i, just like you, think the worst about everything. i went to a specialist and they told me my heart was healthy and that they think its acid reflux or abnormal pvcs, which means that when my heart squeezes to release or take in blood, it either squeezes in too much/too little or our too much/too little. the thing is, that for that, its a sharp pain sort of like a cramp, then it is released then it happens again. that only happens sometimes. For me, i always feel like i have to burp and i have a weird weak/shallow feeling down the middle of my chest. I also feel like i can't take a full deep breath so i try to yawn a lot. i feel like when i pay attention to it, it irritates me even more. My doctor told me it could be anxiety, so when i pay attention to it, i have to find something to distract me. Im not sure if it's just me, but i feel like this mostly happens towards the evening?

TheSiXness
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   Posted 5/13/2013 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
huh, they old anxiety excuse. True, the throat tightness could be caused by anxiety, but if it's not relieved when taking anxiety issues. It could be contributed to GERD. I know I get really bad breathing issues from my reflux, but can't do much about it.

Taking 20m x 2 a day of prilosec use to help relieve my breathing issues. Than I had surgery... Ohh boy. Make sure you get a stomach emptying study done before surgery... i have gastroparesis now and it's awful living with this and my wrap. Stuff just explodes upward.
-TheSixness-

Fighting daily pain from gastroparesis, gerd and lpr!
Had the TIF done 2/2012 and still am symptomatic.

jools182
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   Posted 5/14/2013 3:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I've also noticed my voice has changed, most noticeable in the morning, sounds hoarse and gruff

I do feel out of breath when talking sometimes too

rather strangely I seem to be ok when cycling though, most of the time at least

1boy1girl129
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   Posted 5/18/2013 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been having symptoms of this for 2 years now. I have had 2 upper endoscopys, a colonoscopy, an esophogram, xrays, and gastric emptying study and the only thing they have found is MILD gastritis. I have completely eliminated dairy, gluten, beans and processed sugar from my diet and it has helped but it still nowhere close to gone AND I still have times where it is horrible...mostly at night.

I have a referral to the Mayo Clinic in May and am hoping to finally get some answers. I don't even know what else to check at this point!

Miss Nora
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   Posted 5/30/2013 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys,

I may or may not have a solution to some of your problems. I've had these exact same symptoms for a couple of years and doctors have just been passing it off as IBS, Gerd and Gastritis.

I recently went to a new doctor and got my bloods checked and it turns out I have Pernicious anemia. This is caused by chronic gastritis and has been linked to h. pylori bacteria. I've been put on vitamin b12 shots every week and am feeling loads better so I really recommend having this checked!

Pernicious anemia can cause a whole range of gastrointestinal symptoms, so have a little research and talk to you gps/GIs.

lizzbeth92
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   Posted 5/31/2013 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
IF I WERE YOU I WOULD GET MY GALLBLADDER CHECKED AS WELL. I HAVE THOSE SAME SYMPTOMS PLUS SHOULDER PAIN AND IT IS ALL RELATED. I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH GALLBLADDER DISEASE AND GERD SO THOSE COULD BE POSSIBLE. AND I UNDERSTAND THE HYPOCONDRIA, I ALWAYS ASSUME THE WORST THING IS WRONG WITH ME!

CocoCoco
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   Posted 9/19/2013 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
I've had similar problems. Pain, gas, bloating, and constant belching when I drink water. I did finally go to the Dr. and I had H. Pilori, so 500.00 later, I took the antibiotics and the pain was gone but I am still experiencing the gas, some bloating, but mostly the constant belching when I drink water. I also have acid reflex when I eat, even after eating yogurt. I really don't eat very much. I am a vegetarian and eat greek yogurt, salads, beans, and rice mostly. I thought maybe I still had the H. Pilori because I read that many times the first dose of antibiotics does not work, however, I was just re-tested with a stool sample and received a call that it was negative. Now I am really wondering what is wrong with me!I started taking B-12 and some other vitamins to help with the fatigue. I noticed after I took the vitamins I started belching even worse for a few minutes. I am finally calmed down now. Before having this, I never had ANY health problems. I am also very fatigued and sometimes have pain when food is going down. Any ideas? Please help. Thank you

Vishnu Bhan
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   Posted 10/15/2013 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
It is so amazing when we read others talking about exactly what one is going through.....and its also strange that anxiety and GERD seem to always occur together.....
I have been the anxious kind since my childhood and would also call myself restless.....and stomach has always been an issue.....
However about six months back I started getting chest pain, tightness in gut and shortness of breath. Was rushed to emergency thinking it could be a heart attack but after all investigations were done my doctor concluded it to be gastritis, GERD and anxiety all together. He prescribed motilium, rabeprazole/pantaprazole for gastritis and Atarax for anxiety. I was quite relieved by the medication but was often wondering if it was right for me. I discontinued once and the symptoms reappeared.
But here is the best part, once while casually going through the herbs section at the pharmacy my wife saw two herb supplements "Ashwagandha" and "Brahmi"....I am sceptical by nature but decided to give it a go.

Guys trust me......now I look at the past and winder why noone talked about it earlier......I still take the GERDbmedicine I.e. rabeprazole and domperidone but these two herbalsupplements have eased out my anxiety completely and I am a new man. I'd strongly suggest u try these and see if it helps you. I use a brand from India called "Himalaya" but I guess any brand would do. Please let me know if it works for you.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/15/2013 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've missed welcoming several new members as their first posts were tagged onto this thread.  I would like to take the time to give a big shout out to the following and welcome them to HealingWell.
 
portaloo, Zuly, Evelyn R, 1boy1girl129, Miss Nora, lizzbeth, Coco Coco and Vishnu Bhan
 
Welcome to the GERD/Heartburn forum on HW. We are pleased you have found us and are sure you will find good support here from the members as we are a friendly bunch and will be able to relate regarding your issues with GERD.
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Please take the time to introduce yourself in a new thread before you begin responding to the topics already in progress.

This is done by clicking on the 'new topic' button which will open a new thread for you to post your introduction. This will help members see your first post. It is best to start your own 1st thread rather than attach it to an old thread that way you will get more responses.

Once you get up and running within the forum it is always good and rewarding to respond to other post's and reach out to other members to offer support and advise when you can. It is always good to know you are not alone and speak with others who have GERD/Heartburn.

We thank you in advance and look forward to meeting you all.

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heartmonster
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   Posted 1/6/2014 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, this was so long ago..but I feel exactly like Eric, I always think I have cancer or something deadly. I do have anxiety, acid reflux, shortness of breath, numbness and the burping problem and I have for a long time. Try not to eat so much spicy food, citrus fruits and don't drink so much alcohol that will definitely do it.

Also my doctor gave me some medicine called "Omeprazole" it is to treat symptoms of "Gastroesophageal reflux" which is this burning, sensation going up from your stomach, to the esophagus, to the back of your throat and you hate it! but ya it won't go away until you treat it. My doctor told me I had to cut down on smoking and drinking alcohol while taking this medication or IT WILL slow down the healing process. There is also over the counter meds I believe that are usually 14 day treatments to relieve it for good.

Post Edited (heartmonster) : 1/6/2014 4:33:38 AM (GMT-7)


livefan80
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   Posted 1/31/2014 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just come back from the ER today for feeling like I can't breathe. I told the ER doc that it feels like no matter how deeply I breathe it feels like nothing is getting in!! My oxygen was at 100 and all my other vitals were great. Took a chest x ray and I was clear. I tried to explain that I was diagnosed with GERD about a year ago and have been on every OTC med for it and nothing has worked I was even given Omniprezole and the Protonix. NOTHING. My left shoulder and back just under the blade is constantly in pain and on fire, I can't breathe, I have bad reflux and my voice is destroyed. I used to enjoy singing, now it just cracks all the time and I am so depressed. I have stopped eating almost every kind of food imaginable. Worst off I am sooo tired of playing detective only to be brushed off by doctors and given another prescription to take that simply makes things worse. mad

I do not have any insurance until June since I just started a new job, so going to a million docs just isn't possible. I really just don't know how long I can go on dealing with this. THERE IS NO RELIEF!!!!

QatarMom
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   Posted 2/11/2014 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
To livefan80: I hope you're doing ok. I've been going through almost everything you've described for over a year now. The shortness of breath is truly the worst of it. I'm so much better thanks to the help of a nutritionist. I did take the PPI's for a while and they helped, but I refuse to take a lot of prescription medications that are so easily handed out by the doctors...with the bonus of some new side effects! I think healing my gut has been one of the most important parts of my healing journey. Do you take a high quality probiotic every day? If not, look into that at your local health store. Inexpensive and very effective! Problems in your gut can also cause nutrient problems. When you can, I would suggest having your B12 and Vit D levels checked. I believe vitamin B12 injections have helped me immensely (as mine were very low). Also I was surprised that my Vit C was low. There is no reason for this due to my diet, but if there are stomach issues, nutrients are not properly absorbed. Also, maybe research LPR in addition to GERD. I know you don't have insurance right now, but honestly, most doctors will not order some of the tests you need anyway. Do you have an Any Lab Test Now in your area? Having tests run there without the need for a doctor can be affordable for some. If you turn up with some really low levels then you can take your lab results to a doctor and let them take it from there. Before I forget, also look into anemia. Some people have B12 form of anemia and for others it's iron related. I have also used aloe Vera that you can get from the health food store to treat acid damage in my esophagus from the GERD. Ask questions to be sure you get the right formula. It can only be used in small amounts. about an ounce or two per day last thing before bed so it rests in the esophagus without getting washed down by something else. I try to never eat past 6 or 7pm at the latest. With GERD, I believe the best healing begins in the stomach. Also maybe look up the Koufman diet as someone else suggested. I did by the book called Dropping Acid and found it very helpful. Unfortunately, when you're riding in our boat, we really do have to take charge of our own health, which can be difficult and take some discipline and a lot of effort searching for answers. I know seeing a nutritionist costs a little money, but my nutritionist has helped to Begin to heal my condition. Not to just cover it up with some pills. Best wishes to you! You are not alone.

linxsan
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   Posted 2/14/2014 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been having shortness of breath symptoms for 2 weeks. Started with one day when I swallowed carrots and some water, and started to pass out after strenuous exercise. The dizziness and short breath spells continued with pain in middle of chest, so I went to ER. They did CT scan, ultrasound, and X-ray of my chest, all coming back negative. The spells now mostly happen early in the morning, lunch and at night. I have moved to a very light diet, but after any amount of walking lets say 2 minutes, I get the shortness of breath thing again, like I am breathing fully and slowly in and out, but my body isn't getting oxygen. I'm 30, was in very good health and have a high metabolism. Is it possible I have fluid on the lungs, or food stuck in my lungs? Because that's what it feels like. Thanks for any info.

smedk
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   Posted 2/18/2014 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to this topic and new to GERD - BUT not new to it's symptoms. I saved the link to this page as "Its sounds like I wrote this".

Anyway... My question is how long does it take for a trigger to take effect. So if I had some chocolate yesterday does my lump in throat show up an hour later or 2 days late?

I know the results will very but does anyone have an idea? I have started to track my food intake and looking for MY triggers.

Thanks.

QatarMom
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   Posted 2/18/2014 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello smedk! With me and GERD symptoms, I normally experience problems within mere minutes to hours if I've eaten (or if I drink) something that doesn't agree with me. But my nutritionist and others say that food sensitivities can take up to 2 or 3 days, which makes it tougher to figure out. Have you thought of doing an elimination diet? You can find a lot of information by doing a google search. There's also a company that offers a food intolerance program (elimination diet) that seems reputable. They're out of Australia. I don't know if its ok for me to give their name in this forum, but you should be able to find them easily with those few key words. I said it on my earlier post, but for me, a high quality probiotic has really helped. Still we must avoid the trigger foods and drinks. For many it's gluten. For me... Coffee and I don't agree. Be cautious with long term antacid use. I believe that they caused me to become B12 anemic which is way worse than dealing with GERD. Also, have you been tested for h-pylori? Done the candida spit test at home? It all begins in our gut.

voice
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   Posted 2/19/2014 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have these symptoms. And a weird thing that i feel wind entering through inhalation inside my stomach. I hope medical science will explain this one day. Anyway, you should definitely go to a GI, and also get a chest x ray done.

DennCy
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   Posted 4/6/2014 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
hello i am also experiencing those symptomps - its feb 14 when i started experiencing those things. After i ate pasta i got so much full and then i force to vomit myself by putting my fingers into my throat. I dont know what is the reason i got this, i never drink cofee, carbonated drinks, alcoholic bev, but i eat fast and a lot and even eating before i sleep. maybe those were the reason.

im been taking omeprazole for about a month and consulted my 2nd GI. he gave me domperidone, pantoprazole, and zantac( ranitidine hci) i only bought those generic one.. dont be scared to buy cheap med.
they have the same concentration, so its ok.. im still experiencing burping a lot but no heartburn at all. i did not lose my apetite but im so stress for what i feel like burping everytime, feeling like i need to contract my stomach everytime because of air. And everytime i do contract my stomach there is a sound something like a fart inside stomach. im experiecing this symptoms since feb 14,2014 upto now..

If somebody there who has the same symptoms as i have, please let me know.  i just wanted to share condition to lessen the stress, cause i am thinking too much.
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 4/6/2014 12:27:36 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 4/6/2014 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
DennCy
 
Welcome to HealingWell's GERD/Heartburn  forum.  I am glad you joined.  
 
I  ask that you take the time to introduce yourself in a new thread before you begin responding to the topics already in progress. 
 
This is easily done.  Simply click on the "New Topic" button and the program will open a box for you to post your intro.
 
This will help members see your first post and extend a hand to you. You are always welcome to post responses directly to members but please just avoid tagging your first posts on someone else's thread.

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