Shortness of Breath

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Cylon101
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   Posted 5/7/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello
 
I know this question has come up a lot, but mostly it seems to be from members who have had active aspiration of acid/reflux into their lungs, and have breathing/asthma issues from that.
 
To my knowledge I don't have fluid going into my lungs (I don't have coughing or choking or wake up not being able to breathe etc). 

My main issue is that it seems that since I've had the GERD/LPR issues come up, I've found myself out of breath much faster than before.

I used to run quite reguarly, and that has tapered off since the new year - I find myself getting winded much more so, even climbing a set of stairs. The last time I ran, a few months ago, a distance I normally found fairly easy, I was labouring doing.
 
Could this be that my airway is being contricted because of the globus?  Anyone else have this?
 
Thanks
 
 

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 5/7/2012 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I would say I'm more breathless since being on a ppi but I get anaemic on them - took a while to work out it was the tablets not the gastritis making me anaemic - either is possible and worth ruling out. Be worth reporting the symptom to your doctor so they can rule out other causes like thyroid trouble, anaemia etc.

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

horsecrazylady
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   Posted 5/7/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
omgosh! i had this too. sometimes when i was on my horses, if i went too fast or too long i felt like i was going to pass out. i knew i had gerd and was on nexium so i assumed it was my heart and that scared me so much that i told no one and suffered for over a year. i actually thought i would die in my sleep. both parents had heart surgery and i was determined not to follow them. it was all i could do to walk my trash can out to the road. finally my family got together this jan and had an "intervention" with me. they were all tired of my poor health and demanded i go in for tests. i was terrified because i knew the dr would tell me it was my heart. never occurred to me that a hiatial hernia has the same symptoms. low and behold [and to my great relief] i had a hernia!!!!! my heart was fine! the hernia had pushed my stomach up into my lung area. i was sooooo happy to hear this. today i am 3 weeks post nissen and i feel great. no more shortness of breath. go in and get this checked. don't wait a year like i did.

Cylon101
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   Posted 5/7/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MMM
 
thanks for the reply, I was actually feeling the SOB before I went on PPI's.
 
Maybe I am suffering from another issue though, not specifically GERD related, worth asking about.
 
I had figured that perhaps whatever is irritating the esophagus/throat has caused some sort of reduced airflow
 
 

Cylon101
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   Posted 5/7/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
@horsecrazy
 
I actually have already had a Barium swallow which showed a small sliding hernia.  I would have thought that a small hernia could impact my breathing, but maybe so?
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