what the hell - just GERD Or COPD as well? Oh this rhymes

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lilac7
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   Posted 4/11/2014 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
i have gerd with constant burping, constipation and bloating. From a month now i have constant suffocation, been to physicians again and again, some translate it as anxiety, some blood deficiency. I have difficulty in breathing, i.e, can't take a deep breath, chest hurts, left side and i have also started feeling pain in esophagus. My x ray report was ok according to one doctor, he said something about nerves causing the chest ache while breathing. Gave tramadol which didn't make any difference. Now my chest specialist gave me medicine for asthma and brochitis, but nothing is making any difference. The suffocation is horrible. Is it gerd or copd? How can i find out?

lilac7
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   Posted 4/11/2014 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
And i'm mostly breathless even after walking a small distance, using stairs etc. Sometimes get so suffocated that feel like fainting. Increased thirst.

Gondore
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   Posted 4/12/2014 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say it's GERD. I had chronic shortness of breath (couldn't fully inhale) for about four months....almost drove me into a mental institution at one point. I am 99% sure it's GERD/LPR related. The shortness of breath didn't start until after my GERD/LPR got really bad. Things have gotten a little better over time with it coming and going throughout the day. As of now I am scheduled to have Linx the 25th of this month to try and resolve the issue. Along with my shortness of breath came chronic dizziness, stiff neck, and a totally spaced out feeling. I really hope you get to feeling better as the suffocation feeling is unbearable at times.

lilac7
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   Posted 4/14/2014 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
well i hope it isn't something more than gerd. Though gerd is enough to horrify one. I have developed some kind of sensitivity, like smoke, air pollution .. They give me cough and wheezing a little, so i'm suspecting something pulmonary, or asthma perhaps? Dr have me a syrup me Bambuterol hcl. I think it's causing even more cough

lilac7
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   Posted 4/19/2014 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
had a horrible episode of surpagastric Belching and suffocation tonight. Both can be related perhaps. And palpitation also started

1039smooth
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   Posted 4/19/2014 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really sensitive to smoke myself and I don't take many deep breaths, either. I think I failed to mention that to my doctors. Yikes.

I'm very sorry to hear like you're feeling suffocated. That's awful.

I know my response provides little support, but I just hope you feel better.

lilac7
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   Posted 4/20/2014 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your response smooth, i wish i could find out what's causing all this

lilac7
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   Posted 4/23/2014 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm suspecting hypoxia so how to get tested?

lilac7
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   Posted 4/23/2014 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm suspecting hypoxia so how to get tested?

Andy1986
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   Posted 4/23/2014 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Smoke can be very acidic, I used to smoke cigars occasionally but would have to spit out my saliva routinely, if I swallowed it my stomach would be on fire the next day. you should definitely get checked for asthma if you haven't already, but know that it can just make gerd worse.

I experienced what I thought was shortness of breath too when my GERD first started, but I think it was actually I just didnt understand what was happening in my esophagus - not saying that it is the same for you though, shortness of breath is not something to just brush off lightly.

An xray is a start but you need more tests tbh. GERD is definitely a top contender, maybe a hiatus hernia, I suggest seeing a Gastro-enterologist and possibly an Enterologist as well.

Heart disturbances happen with GERD too, I get them all the time, scared me a lot at first but now Im used to them. Again though you should get some tests, I had an echo and EKG which were normal so then I could relax that nothing serious was going on, I imagine its harder to brush it off if drs haven't looked into it at all.

I've gone through my fair share of light headedness and easy fatigue too, although I still don't really know why it happens. One thing I've found helps is doing relaxation techniques when Im feeling faint or tired, it allows my body to recuperate a bit and I feel a lot better afterwards.
GERD, Anxiety, Depression, Rolling Hiatus Hernia, Esophageal Hypersensitivity

toritone
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   Posted 4/23/2014 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
To VOICE
I am not a doctor by any means but a long time sufferer. You should visit a Pulmonary expert to rule out anything serious with your lungs first, but it very well could be what I have been diagnosed with. I have had a chronic cough for over 30 years, and have not only finally been diagnosed with LPR but Vagus nerve damage, that causes sensitivity to smells like perfume, flowers, smoke etc. temperture changes amongst other things. You can read more information about it on this site http://www.voiceinstituteofnewyork.com/
Proper diagnosis is key.
Good luck to you
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