Hyperventilation causing bloating? Or bloating causing difficulty in breathing?

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lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So i have GERD, anxiety and constant burping. I've noticed myself breathing abnormally for 4,5 days. It's like i'm being suffocated and drowning, not getting enough oxygen. Along with this problem, bloating has increased, and sometimes causes pain, burping has decreased and sometimes i have force burps to relieve bloating. But doesn't help much.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what kind of specialist to visit or what kind of tests to go for.

jamosca
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   Posted 2/17/2014 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Voice

You may want to consider seeing a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy test who will probably put you on ppis.

Voice you may want to consider looking up diaphragm breathing exercises and how to breathe properly on the web, it may help you. I am going to post a topic on it in a minute and then you can comment on my ideas.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you jamosca, looking forward for you topic.

Virgogirl67
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   Posted 2/17/2014 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Voice,
 
You replied to my bloating post yesterday.  Being bloated absolutely impacts your breathing.  Matter of fact, I have anxiety as you state that you do, and my general MD told me he thinks my bloat and inability to burp is creating my anxiety.  He's known me and my stuggles for years. 
 
You know I am suffering right now from a terrible case of bloat - soooooo miserable!!!!  What my MD told me is that it impacts your breathing because of all the pressure it pushes up on your diaphram.  He said "that would make anyone anxious."
 
I am going to try the deep breathing suggested in this post.  Also, today I am off work for President's day and I am going to get a massage.  Hoping it helps me relax enough; therefore, help my digestive system.  Mind gut relation is a real thing.  If your mind is not relaxed, neither is your gut.  Our digestive system is thought of as our "2nd brain."  It's amazing to read up on this.
 
I just hope nothing embarrasing happens while I am laying on the table.  I can't burp due to Nissen Fundo, so it eventually has to come out the other end. rolleyes
 
I feel bad for you Voice, I know how you are feeling.  I purchased treadmill walking off Itunes.  I learned because of anxiety, traditional meditation is just not a fit, but the walking meditation is a fit.  It's getting easier and easier.  I bought all 3.  I like the body connecting one (forget what it is called).  Any way, that may help you in the long run??  Also, probably goes without saying, but no carbonation or sugar alcohols found in low carb processed foods; energy bars etc. Not sure why my bloat is so relentless, but I'm trying what I can.  Good luck to you! I wish you well

lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Virgogirl,thanks for your reply. It's a good thing that your MD understands your problem, i'm tired doctors not taking my bloating and burping problem seriously. They keep saying it's anxiety but i too think that this is what's creating this anxiety. And you're right about the breathing problem, it not only causes shortness of breath but in my case, difficulty in taking deep breath. I'm about to cry today, I used to be a completely healthy person just 5 months ago. Sometimes i feel it's going to kill me. Anyway, hope everyone here facing this problem get well soon.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
As for the walking meditation, i have treadmill, but i an hesitant to use it as even normal walking increases my bloating, like more air is going inside.

Virgogirl67
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   Posted 2/17/2014 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Feel so bad for you Voice.  Did you have a reflux surgery??  That is what causes mine, except not the burping you have.  Sounds odd.  I would go to a specialist, a GI doctor.  Could be esophagus spasms, could be a hiatal hernia, almost anything.  Don't take no for an answer, make those suggestions as to what can be causing it.
 
Most doctors do not like to hear a patients opinion and they certainly don't like to hear "I extensively searched the net for answers."  I really don't care anymore, I tell them I know they are the doctor, but I am so miserable that I am desperate to find answers, so please just humor me and see if these things could be causing my issues.
 
I just added different enzymes to my diet today.  Took 2 before lunch, took 2 before dinner, and so far I do feel a tiny bit better.  Hope it will help even just a little bit.
 
I know your inability to breathe in deeply is due to bloat, it happens to me.  If you are a female Voice, you may want to go to your OBGYN for a pelvic exam just to rule out pressure from certain female problems that can also cause bloat.  I have IBS on top of the reflux I had.  So I think my tight wrap with and an irritable bowel is a recipe for miserable bloat.  Please don't suffer too long before you reach out to a doctor for answers, don't let them make you feel you cannot suspect what may be the issue, you have to be your own health advocate!!!!

lilac7
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   Posted 2/17/2014 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Virgogirl, no i didn't have a surgery. And you are right. I do try to talk to them regarding my concerns, but they are always the same and in haste. But will try act upon your advice. I am a female, and recently had a complete sonographic scan, it came out normal except for tightness of esophagus . Really, i think all these things are giving me panic disorder.

Post Edited (voice) : 2/17/2014 6:26:32 PM (GMT-7)


lilac7
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   Posted 2/18/2014 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
It's all so annoying when you don't know what's going on with you?

lilac7
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   Posted 2/19/2014 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Any my new misery, difficulty in burping. Feels like my esophagus is filled with air to my throat. Air seems to be in my throat as i feel the pressure and hear gurgling sound. But when i try to burp to get rid it's either really small or feels as i'm trying to gulp it down.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/19/2014 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps this is the reason of increased bloating. I seem to have lactose intolerance as well. But seems like i'm allergic to every kind of food.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/23/2014 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
And i've caught myself breathing with mouth from previous few nights, i wake up at night and find my mouth wide open. Sleep apnea, perhaps? Or perhaps the suffocation makes me try to breath from mouth during sleep. Causing more bloating and burping i guess.

lilac7
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   Posted 2/24/2014 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
And i get pain in esophagus sometimes which is relieved with bleching
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