asthma from laryengeal reflux?

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 3/12/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyone has asthma from layrengeal reflux?  I have just gone through some tests to check this out.   My voice is raspy and I have pain and a lot of discomfort in my throat.   I have shortness of breath most of the time,  I was put on asthemax and flomax (I think this is what they are) and they don't seem to help much more then the flovent and serevent did.  I can't take advair because it bothers my stomach for some reason.  But I read up on some things about reflux because the gastro doc thinks my asthma might be from the reflux.   But no one seems to want to get to the bottom of this to give me relief from what ever it is.  
If anyone has anything to share on these subjects I surely would appreciate it.   I had a pH probe (which I will never have done again unless I am asleep) done last week stat. And had an endoscope and colonoscopy done the week before.   The tech poked three times to try to get the probe down through my nose but couldn't so she tried again and she stuck it into my windpipe which I felt like I was dying from not being able to breath right.  So when she took the probe out, my nose was bleeding badly.  So now I am afraid I may get an infection in my lungs from the goop they had on the end of the probe and maybe the blood going down my windpipe.
I will get the results soon, I hope from these tests.
Please feel free to share if you experienced the astham from reflux.
back to square #1- off meds for now-dx with fibro.  Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. lodine- possibly neurotin 300mg, (not sure about that yet) sublingual B-12 , Chronic shortness of breath, sinus infections.  Asthma/COPD.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 3/13/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Sorry it's been so long since I've logged onto this site; my son has our computer for college and since we're still rebuilding from Katrina, can't afford to buy another one at this time for home.  Will try to get to library more often.  I'm a respiratory therapist and I don't mind answering any questions (I will check postings on Mondays and reply at the same time) and will be happy to direct you to other educational info.

What you're experiencing is called Adult Onset Asthma which is caused by several conditions including reflux.  Controlling the reflux will inturn control the asthma.  One med which is very good is Spiriva ... about the same components of Atrovent ... and you only have to take once a day (best time is in the morning).  It's a long acting bronchodilator.

Hope this info helps. yeah Info meant for educational purposes only and not as medical advice.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/16/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
My allergists, thinks I may have silent refulx, which was making my asthma symptons worse. She prescribed Nexium for me along, with Advair 500/50, singular 10mg and I have seen a major difference in my asthma symptons. It is just starting to act up now, though due to the weather. I hope you get an answer soon. Good luck. Keep us posted.
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