Wanted to update you. I've been having random issues since February with acid reflux or LPR...not sure what is going on. I think it is somehow LPR related, because when I start having issues with my tummy, I get this funny feeling in my chest which to me feels like reflux and then I start having chest pain, etc. Was DX with early asthma, but I do believe it is being caused by acid.
Anyhow, I've had the luxury of taking two week long vacations in the last several months. The thing that I have realized, is that while gone, I have had little to NO symptoms! When I come back home, my tummy troubles begin (gas and bloating) and then come along the other issues with it. I totally am realizing that my problems are being brought on my stress and anxiety. This has to be it.
I restarted my Cymbalta after an almost three month break. I am having less anxiety, but for my Type-A personality and for a person who has her own business with 60+ employees, it's a hard thing to control all the time.
I have noticed that when I start feeling bloated and gassy, is when all the other issues started, so I think that I'm dealing with some kind of IBS that is triggered by stress. If I can find a way to get this under control, I think I will be fine. I just started taking Psyllium Fiber Power last night (ugh!!!!) per the suggestion of my GI doc to get my GI tract "moving" a little better. I hope it starts working!
Anyhow, just thought I would put out an update!