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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/13/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if I'm posting in the correct place but just wanted to introduce myself.  I've had GERD for 3-4 years and it's been controlled by Prilosec once daily until recently.  The doctor is having me to take 2 Prilosec each day for 2 weeks.  Breathing difficulties are driving me crazy.  Everything from shortness of breath to the feeling of having something in my throat are more than annoying.  I've been on Xanax for a couple of years for anxiety and I've weaned down to only .25/day.  I'm wondering if that is aggravating the breathing situation.  Well, that's my introduction.  I look forward to reading more posts.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/13/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell. You have come to the right place to meet some great members that have lots of insightful knowledge of this disease.

Wondering if you are seeing a GI physician?

Other members have breathing issues to. You can try using our search feature at the top to look for other threads on "breathing problems with GERD".

Again, a warm welcome.


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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 5/13/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I had breathing problems with my gerd. The GI said acid was leaking into my windpipe.
I hadn't had any trouble since my surgery.


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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi artgirl,
As an asthmatic, GERD made my breathing unbearable and my lungs extremely unhealthy. I was on high doses of inhaled and oral steroids and they didn't even touch my inflammation, because the reflux was constantly re-injuring my lungs.
Yes, reflux can most definitely cause breathing problems. Even those without asthma can have lots of breathing issues with GERD. Fortunately, after surgery, my lungs have responded very well and are much improved.
What a difference!

Good luck finding an answer to your problems.
You're definitely in the right place.
Take care,
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