HI - I have some questions. For about a year or so i was having some difficulty swallowing - like a hesitation kinda thing. I put ot off for a long time - finally went to an ENT. You know thought the worst, throat cancer etc..., well have the tube down the throat. happy to say no lumps, but he did say that my voice box was red and swollen. So he said I had acid reflux - surprise to me, I never thought i had the symtoms. So it did make some sense. I also told him i was having some issues taking a deep breath and he told me to see a doctor who specializes in that and blew it off. So he gave me prevacid and sent me on my merry way - took it did nothing stopped it. So still having this breathing issue i went to my regular doctor just to be told I was having panic attacks and was given xanax. Now come on - doctors answer to everything these days is to just give you meds meds meds. Well i thought it was panic attacks at first, then decided that is not what it is. Well my insurance switched and I just saw another doctor after about a month. So this doctor put me on protonix and is sending me for a chest xray and a lot of blood work.
This is driving me nuts - I get the feeling like I cannot get a full deep breath and have to make myself yawn to get one. I have gained some more weigh lately too. I also am having neck and back pain - saw the ortho yesterday but he looked at a shoulder issue I had and said he could not address the other due to insurance on this visit. What the heck is that?
I am so up in the air - is it from GERD, my back, something else?
I am gonna watch what I eat now - give up the caffenine (gonna be hard) and see what that does for me.
The doctor also gave me Advair, but I will not do it cause I am on heart meds for fast heartbeat and in the info it says do not take it if you have that. So what was he thinking giving me that. I am really losing my mind with this. YOu feel like doctors look at you like you have 6 heads when you list your symptoms and get you all paranoid.
So I am also thinking of going to see a chiropractor for my back, but unsure - not always crazy about them.
Am I crazy - any one else have this with GERD - could it truly be that?