Hiya, I know I don't suffer with GERD as such, but with Cystic Fibrosis, we get a lot of similar problems with acid reflux. I'm just one of the lucky ones that can survive on Omeprazole and Maalox. But a lot of people I know, have had to have the fundoplication op.
I know that AR isn't as bad as GERD, but I just wanted to give some input into what I've been told.
It's something to do with when acid starts leaking up into your throat, it can start going back down into your lungs, which obviously irritates them. This can cause coughing, wheeziness and chest pain. I know with my AR, when it does kick off I end up coughing really hard, usually ending in throwing up everywhere. It's not nice, and I feel bad for you if this is happening all the time.
I know I'm not an expert in GERD, and don't know all that much about
it, but hope this helps in someway.
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Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Ondansetron, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Lofepramine, Slow-Sodium, Azithromycin, Cirpofloxacin, Omeprazole, Tobi Ineb, Fresubin Liquid Feed, Skandishakes. I use PEP device as my physio.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 05
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