I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease, Gerd, and Anxiety Disorder awhile ago. Didn't have major problems until like 2 days ago.
I was sitting at my computer..felt perfectly fine and then next thing I knew, I had either swallowed stomach acid or it got into my airways somehow...it made me unable to breath. Last night, I was afraid it would happen again.
The doctors think I have Gerd induced Asthma? He gave me Abuterol for it. I'm afraid to use it though, I've had like trouble breathing for about six years now..but it's gotten so bad, even a benzo doesn't seem to help...which is why he probably thinks it's GERD related.
Doctor right now has me on 20 mg Prilosec. And I'm starting to take a TUMS antacid whenever I feel it creeping up my throat, but are there any other things I can do besides the not eating for three hours before I go to bed or the elevating my bed thing? Antacid helped abit..sipping water seemed to help abit too...Any people have any good ideas on how to keep it from getting up that high in my throat? Going to try to arrange an Endoscopy for the first time..but I was really scared after that happened, and then my throat was all raw and sore till I woke up, like hours after and was real sensitive.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you. Trying to stay away from "Dr. Google." >.<