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Mooney123
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   Posted 8/22/2006 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I've probably asked this before, but does anyone get short of breath from reflux where you are gasping for air? I'm always short of breath and sometimes it feels like my stomach has so much pressure it could explode. mad

freckle
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   Posted 8/22/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
YES I often get short of breath, never know if it is because of fibro or reflux, I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN IN MY UPPER BACK , I ALSO HAVE A HISTORY OF ULCERS reflux and hiatus hernia, all I know is that at times I feel muscle spasm in my back , heaarburn and throat restriction, at such times I cannot take in a deep breath and have a tendency to hyperventilate, the only thing that helps is ativan.

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You might have asthma from the reflux. I developed asthma from my reflux. That'll make you short of breath that's for sure. The worse my reflux is the worse my asthma and shortness of breath. I just recently started having problems with my stomach hurting really bad and being distended. They aren't sure yet what it is but I have to take pain meds it is so bad at night I can't sleep. They are thinking IBS-D. Barb

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Mooney123
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your replies! I'm glad I'm not alone.

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/23/2006 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You are not alone that's for sure. Make sure you talk to your doctor about this and get tested for asthma. That's what it sounds like you have and recent studies have shown acid reflux brings on asthma. And as I recently  found out asthma is nothing to mess with or leave untreated. I had 2 ER visits in June because of it. Very scary. Barb

My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. 
 
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Zantac, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent & a future fire fighter!
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, and furry grandson's Kayu, Gizmo & Stewie!


freckle
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   Posted 8/23/2006 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I DO NOT HAVE ASTMA, HAD AN ALLERGIST APPOINTMENT THREE WEEKS AGO AND MY BREATHING TEST WAS EXCELLENT, however reflux, especially LPR can cause wheezing and shortness of breath and even pneumonia as acid fumes affect the lungs, I seem to remember reading about hiatus hernia also putting pressure on the diaphram and causing shortness of breath, so can air swallowing from anxiety, or loose dentures, this is what makes everything so confusing is it not ? confused

Mooney123
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   Posted 8/24/2006 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
It is very confusing. My oxygen level is always 100 percent. I push on my diaphram and get a little bit of relief from the shortness of breath. i do not wheeze but i have allergies to everything. I definitey have severe reflux and severe allergies plus post nasal drip and anxiety. maybe they all work together to make me miserable.  i don't know if i have asthma but i do believe reflux does irritate my lungs.

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/24/2006 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed the asthma after 3 months straight of 24/7 heartburn from my gallbladder. I also had reflux since age 14 and am now 43. It's gotten worse over the years and harder to treat. I am going to stay on my new doctors butt until we get this under control because I do not want to end up with Barretts. I also don't want my asthma to get any worse than it is already. I had the test for it and definitely have asthma. I would still make sure you get tested for the asthma to rule that out. It is nothing to mess with. Barb

My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. 
 
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Zantac, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
 
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Joan M
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   Posted 8/25/2006 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
In reading the various internet sites, there are people who are termed "acid secreters"...in other words, their bodies release acid more than others. This is not a psychological thing. I think I read there is a PH something test for that.

I AM SUPER CONFUSED about the whole mess but it seems to have calmed down for me lately. It is awful to have the sore throat continuously all day long.

pandacrazy
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   Posted 8/25/2006 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah my doc wants to wait to do that one until they have the new equipment where they just implant a little thing down in the esophagus and then it stays there for 3 days before passing through the system. You where a vest thing that records the reflux activity that is transmitted from the little pill size transmitter. The old way is a tube up the nose and  down the throat for 24 hours. I had that done 2x before my nissan fundoplication surgery. Not fun. Barb

My laundry list of diseases include IBS-D, UC, GERD, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. 
 
Meds Nexium, Carafate, Zantac, Advair, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, Optimal digest, Chloridiazepoxide/clidinium caps
 
Proud Mother of a US Marine Seargent & a future fire fighter!
 
Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, and furry grandson's Kayu, Gizmo & Stewie!


ttwarrior1
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   Posted 9/4/2006 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
im gonna go see my chiropractor and talk with him about it. He is also good with natural healing about supplements. He has things he does to help people with sinus trouble and i do have some neck pain from not sleeping well.

I also feel like im wheezing and need to breath in and out more , especially late at night
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