PLEASE HELP!!!! Extremely dry throat/lungs

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   Posted 1/13/2014 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I really can't take much more. I have been suffering for 2 weeks now and everytime I start to bring myself out of my panic attacks and get a bit more positive something else happens and I am unable to cope.

Tonight I have had constant burping again and acid coming up in my throat. Now this has happened in the past when I wasn't suffering as much but it has left me with an extreme dry throat and lungs. I try to clear my throat and there is no mucous at all. When I breathe in my lungs feel very dry and I can't get a full breath.

I am so scared right now because today I have taken 3 15mg lansoprazole today because the gerd has been so bad and now I'm scared that I have damaged myself taking too many.

Please has anyone experienced this and it has returned to normal? I am sick of going to A and E and doctors and them look at me like rubbish and leave me to cope alone.

I haven't slept properly in two weeks due to a muscle spasm every night in my throat and I'm starting to feel suicidal sad

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   Posted 1/15/2014 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kay,

I am sorry to hear your predicament. I too felt that way about 3 months ago. I thought I am on my way to insanity. I was a total wreck - most of the time psychologically. That dry, lump, sandy feeling on your throat will drive you nuts. You would think you are not breathing properly and that in any minute you would die.

Have you had you oxygen level checked just to appease yourself? or a doctor can also check that using the stethoscope? I rushed to ER thrice because of that. One of the side effects of PPI for me is compounding my anxiety. I thought I would not get through that feeling until I stopped taking PPI. I have another post on that if you are interested.

In my case, there was no breathing difficulty - its just that the acid reflux had made you felt that way. Did you undergo endoscopy? My result revealed esophagitis and gastritis but after almost two months on PPI my psychological state was affected. I cant sleep at night, had to take xanor or iterax (both prescribed) which leaves me catatonic in the morning. My work and relationships were greatly affected.

If you are interested, i have here a link for Sitting Meditation which greatly helped me to stay focused and relaxed.


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Date Joined Aug 2013
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   Posted 1/16/2014 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kay

Anxiety is only compounding your stomach problems so let me lay at least one of your fears to rest, taking 45 mg of lansoprazole won't harm you in the short term. I have taken that amount for at least a week and am currently on zantac and lansoprazole to calm my symptoms while I currently find a solution to my problems. You have to try to relax and relieve your anxiety as you usually carry stress in your abdominal and stomach area which will only aggravate acid reflux. Meditation is a great way to relieve stress. Anyway take some relief that your endoscopy will be coming up soon. I have had to wait three months to see the gastro consultant on the NHS. Initially it was 2 then they changed my appointment so have to wait another 4 weeks. With you endoscopy, they should have a clearer view of what's going on in your oesophagus and stomach.
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