Thank you so much everyone for writing back to me, I so appreciate the feedback. As far as my barrium swallow went this morning, the doc said everything looks normal, NO sign of gerd, and yet here I am on Nexium and 300 mgs of ranitidine a day. Go figure.
As far as the ct scan goes, unless something "really" wrong is found, I won't have the results until next week. That's what you get for having tests done on a Friday.
You mention menopause and thyroid. I do have hypothyroidism and am taking 75 mcg levothyroxine daily. And as far as menopause goes, I spoke with my doc about
it and he ran some blood tests. He says I am pre-menopausal, and at my age, I figured as much.
What's strange is that everything but the breathing issue is digestive.
Good luck with your endoscopy on Tuesday skfox. I don't know if you've had one before, but they're not bad. Once they give you the loopy drug, the next thing you know, you're on your way home. Let me know if they find anything, and thanks again for the feedback.