Thanks everyone for the input.
Tomorrow I have an apt with the pulmonary doctor. hopefully I'll be able to at least rule some things out.
I had an initial apt the other day with a new GI doc, and when I mentioned my problems breathing, she said that that didn't make sense because the acid comes from below, and when you breath in, your getting air from the outside.
In alot of ways, I really wanted to get ahead of the doctors, and I think you all are helping me do that, but this has been going on too long now, and I feel like a solution is going to be difficult to come by, partly based on what many of you have said, and partly because of my experience so far with doctors.
The allergist put me on an atrovent inhaler for the "Chronic Bronchitis",
Is atrovent helpful for people with these kind of symptoms, when they are actually caused by gerd and not copd?
I had periodic problems with increasingly difficult time breathing, at times, I remember, I couldn't walk 10 feet without being completely spent. I was always losing my voice, always clearing my throat..on and on and on.
All sounds very similar, except that I actually feel better when I'm up and walking around, then I do If I sit down for any length of time; sitting seems to make me worse.
Whether or not your symptoms are resolved by it, it's smart to quit smoking, and stop chocolate and coffee.
The smoking... oh yeah you are right, but as for the coffee and chocolate
.... not an easy thing to do without
Nana Monster said...
Has anyone tried Essiac Tea to cure and heal the acid reflux?
Where do you get the Tea? it sounds interesting and could be worth a try
Post Edited (Paja) : 8/30/2009 10:25:55 PM (GMT-6)