Testing confirmed that gerd and a very large hiatal hernia was causing my shortness of breath and in particular - asthma. (I was aspirating acid). It also confirmed gerd was related to my chronic sinus inflammation.
The test that truly confirmed this was a bronchoscopy, done by a pulmonologist. But, for 2 years my ENT has suggested my sinus problems are caused by gerd. He performed sinus endoscopy on me several times over the past couple of years and could see the redness and swelling of my larynx, so knew gerd was present.
I had been taking rx ppi's and other acid reducers before they came on the market for 35 years. My symptoms being treated were stomach aches (ulcer like) and nausea. I never had heartburn (except during pregnancies).
As others suggested, you need another opinion. I'm sorry it took so many years for me to get a proper diagnosis. Unfortunately, we must advocate for ourselves. The internet is sure a great tool.
Post Edited (lajenner) : 9/15/2013 10:05:12 AM (GMT-6)