hey im new to this too!
i posted a forum on panic attacks and asthma. because i cant figure out which one is it!!! but as i keep reading every body forums i get a better idea of what might be going on! now i was diagnosed with acid reflux when i was 16 and i always had asthma since i was like 7 .. i grew up in a hawaii and all the volcano sulfur caused it for me :(
now i am 19 and been to the hospital at least 20 times this month for asthma but everytime i go they say my oxygen was at 100% buti feel like i cant breath all the time. half the docs say anxiety half say asthma. they put me on a massive amounts of asthma meds that made me feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest. i stopped the meds and that feeling went away. they asked me what have done different this month that might be making all this stuff happen. i could think back to about
3 weeks ago ... when i felt normal... i was going to chillis and chipolte every single day!!! and i did notice my acid reflux getting worse. i would have to gasp for air sometimes and i would wake up in the middle of night having to burp . now i saw a polmonologist and they perscribed me alot of different meds i didnt start taking because i feel scared im gonna get an allergic reaction. or there gonna make every thing worse. they perscribed me a acid reflux medicine that starts with an o ( dont know the name off hand ) but maybe i should take it huh? one major problem tho is i dont know how to swallow pills...lol i know silly. my question to you is that could this gerd get so bad if i dont take the meds that i could possibly die from an asthma attack? or is it just a feeling of not being able to breath?
somethings that help save visits to the er or calling 911 for me....
1. ive been starving myself a little more... not sure if it makes it worse tho :(
2. ive been using my inhaler more
3. trying to burp more gives me relief
4. i sleep kinda in a weird angle like side ways up right slanted hahahaha i know crazy
5. no spicy food! and i only drink water no soda coffee or even juice.
6. when i wake up gasping for air i walk around for a little put on a movie and do my inhaler then i try it again. it took 2 times of that for me to go to sleep normal with out gasping for air.
im always trying new things with my boyfriend to get relief with all this asthma and gerd problems... dont worry your not alone and i have developed such bad anxiety from all this that i sometimes i cant tell if its asthma attack or panic!:( the human body is crazy.and if you knew what type of person i was before all this you would be amazed on how something so bad could happen to such a normal people.i would appreciate it if you did reply to my question.hope you feel better!!!!