eating too much/asthma?

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Kythe
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   Posted 10/28/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
There have been a couple of times when I've eaten a really big dinner and then later when I'd lie down to go to bed I'd have difficulty breathing. Other people in the house would tell me that my breathing noticeably sounded labored. I'd feel fine as soon as I'd sit up or stand up, but then would have trouble breathing again when I lay down.

I'm not sure if this is an asthma issue or not. Normally when I have asthma trouble changing positions might help a little but I've never had symptoms go away completely from changing positions. My own theory is that maybe just having too much food in my intestines could be putting pressure on the bottom of my lungs when I lie down, but I'm still not sure if this is a kind of asthma or not. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
~Kythe
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/29/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a real bad case of acid reflux induced asthma. Never eat a big meal and lay down, for one
thing it's just not good for you. If you have to eat a big meal then go to the doctor tell him about this, and
maybe you can get on something that would help coat your stomach before eating, thus reducing
the acid reflux.
So, after you've seen you doctor, let us know how things are going...
lots of well wishes to you and keep us posted.
Soft Hugz.....
by the way, I take Zantac 150 mg twice a day, but this might not help you,
thus you really should see your doctor, okay.........
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Kythe
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I wasn't lying down right after the meal. I'd go to bed at least 3-4 hours afterward.

I was on acid reflux meds in the past and they caused me serious health problems because they prevented my body from properly digesting the nutrients in my food. I don't get heartburn as badly or as frequently as I used to, but when I do get heartburn, I don't take anything stronger than Tums. Funny enough I found out that the reason I had such bad acid reflux in the past was a side effect from a different medication. My body just seems to hate meds, I really wish insurance would cover natural supplements because I always seem to respond better to those.

Anyway since this has only happened a couple of times in the past few months I'm not going to go to the doctor just yet. I'm just going to wait and see what happens. I do have an inhaler that I can use if I really need it.
~Kythe
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Post this acid reflux question on the Gerd forum here,
There is a natural reflux remedy it uses Licorice.
In the gerd forum someone can tell you where to get it.
Try the licorice recipe it might help, it's the only natural cure I know of.
Good luck to you and keep us posted..
Soft Hugz......
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Kythe
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   Posted 10/29/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well there are these supplements that I used to get and they worked very well. They didn't have licorice in them, but it had ginger, papaya, and various natural enzymes to aid digestion. So I know of stuff that works for me, but I just really can't afford to buy any herbal stuff right now which is why I made the comment about hating how insurance won't cover that kind of thing.

Anyway thanks for the info, it sounds interesting and I'll probably do some research on it.
~Kythe
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