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Dave1984
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Date Joined Oct 2013
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   Posted 10/31/2013 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there i have recently been suffering from shortness of breath, its stared a good few months ago and has got progressivly worse! Other symtoms i have is a stomach pain, not sharp pains but more an ache and it's worse when i bend over and my stmoach has been gurgling alot like it's full of gas! I'm not sure if i have Gerd or not as i have had no heatburn but have had some chest pains!
 
Thank you

dencha
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   Posted 11/2/2013 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave,
Welcome to Healing Well!  There are several conditions that can be associated with GERD that can cause difficulty breathing. 
 
Some people get reflux into their lungs, which causes asthma symptoms, and some when left untreated can develop some level of COPD. 
 
Others get something called Vocal Chord Dysfunction, which makes it difficult to take in air, as the vocal chords don't stay open they way they're meant to when not in use. 
 
 Anxiety is another culprit, as GERD can be very anxiety producing, and anxiety can make one feel breathless.
 
The stomach symptoms you describe certainly sound like they could be GERD related.  People with GERD don't always know they're having reflux.  There's something called "silent reflux" that can be just as damaging as reflux that is more obvious.
 
Have you been to your PCP about this problem?  If not, that would be a very good place to start.  I wish you the best, and am glad you've joined the forum.  I expect others will be by soon to answer your questions as well. Good luck in your search for answers!
 
Best wishes,
Denise
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