Running out of breath due to gas??

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   Posted 8/30/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
This morning our 13 year son awoke us at 5:30 in the morning as his 13 year old broher was running out of breath and running from one end of the room to other gasping for breath. He was really gasping for air, I ran upstairs to his room and  I patted him in the back/neck/shoulder blade  area, he burped big time, He burped a couple more time before he was completely fine. But it scared us a lot. This is the third incidence. The first one happened a two weeks ago while sleeping and I patted him and he was ok after he burped. He told me that he happened to him in school too and he patted himself and was fine after that.He is normally a burpy person, could brup all alphabets. I didn't pay much attetion, but I think it is serious now. He had reflux problem as an infant, if that contributes anything to the issue that he is having now. Please help!

Bo Peep
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   Posted 8/30/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
damo123 just posted about a similar problem with belching. Perhaps you can compare notes? :-) Sorry I can't be of any more help.

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   Posted 8/30/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am so sorry your son is having this problem.  It does sound like he has trapped gas in his stomach and that may cause the shortness of breath as well as the anxiety he is experiencing. Running in his room is certainly going to aggravate his problem.

I am not a professional but perhaps it is time to make an appointment with a GI Physician and have him evaluated.  This may be a problem that medication can help and he will feel much better.
Please keep posting as we are here to support you.
Again a warm welcome to you.

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