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JohnD
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   Posted 4/11/2006 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am usually on the Crohn's boards, but have a question that might be better suited to these.
I was dxed with having a Hiatal Hernia about 16 years ago and have been on meds to control the acid out put ever since. Last week(tuesday) i woke up short of breath and on Wednesday started having chest pain. finally saw my PCP yesterday and was told my Hiatal Hernia was the cause of my problem. He uped my Nexium doseage and gave me something for stress.  came to work this a.m. and googled for some more information. for the problems i'm experiancing it calls out for surgery.
my question is this, has anyone here ever experianced shortness of breath and chest pain and was able to control it without a surgical repair?
 
any input would greatly be appreciated!!
 
JohnD
37, Married w/ four kids.
Had problems since age 13.
Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.
Resection that December.
Long remission.
Had follow up surgery December of 2004.
 
 
 


Ducky
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 3199
   Posted 4/11/2006 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JohnD,
 
I usually post in the Arthritis Forum, but every once in a while I hop over here to see what is going on.  I have GERD and a Hiatal Hernia as well.  I am not on Nexium though, I have taken prevacid and aciphex.  I exhibit a lot of the same symptoms as you do.  I was wondering myself, at what point do we need to ask the doctor or at what point does the doc say, "You're a good candidate for surgery?"  I would like to NOT be on these meds for the rest of my life, so who knows...
 
Just wanted to let you know that you are not alone and I hope you get answers soon!
 
Take care - Duck
Diagnosed January 2005 - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis
-Currently taking 50mg shot weekly of Enbrel
Diagnosed May 1998 - Graves Disease
-Complete Thyroidectomy September 1998 - While 11 weeks pregnant
Other Complications - GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots


mrspoohbear
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/17/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
JohnD,
I have a Hiatal Hernia, GERD, Gastroparesis and IBS-D. I've been having chest/upper abdomen pains and shortness of breath. A few weeks ago I went back tom PCP doctor and he ordered a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed that I have arteriosclerosis. He sent me to a cardiologist. The cardiologist says that I have the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm. I have an MRA scheduled for tomorrow. I am currently taking Nexium and this helps with GERD. I am constantly with chest/abdomen pains, shortness of breath and nausea. I am going to see what the MRA shows. Hopefully they'll find what's wrong with me and fix it. I am sick and tired of being sick all the time.                             
Please get a second opinion on the Hiatal Hernia surgery. I wish you the best and hope everything resolves without surgery.
    
JohnD said...
I am usually on the Crohn's boards, but have a question that might be better suited to these.
I was dxed with having a Hiatal Hernia about 16 years ago and have been on meds to control the acid out put ever since. Last week(tuesday) i woke up short of breath and on Wednesday started having chest pain. finally saw my PCP yesterday and was told my Hiatal Hernia was the cause of my problem. He uped my Nexium doseage and gave me something for stress.  came to work this a.m. and googled for some more information. for the problems i'm experiancing it calls out for surgery.
my question is this, has anyone here ever experianced shortness of breath and chest pain and was able to control it without a surgical repair?
 
any input would greatly be appreciated!!
 
JohnD


JohnD
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Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 4/20/2006 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I went to my gastro for a second oppenion and he said something totally different. he was conserned it was Thrush and the beginings of pneumonia. He thought this might be going on because I've been on Remicade for two years for my Crohn's and it suppresses the imune system. that was las week and he said to go to the ER if things aren't better by Monday. well, tuesday morning rolls by and things aren't better go to the ER i go. eyes   that night they admit me for observation and more testing on Wed. a.m. everything they looked at looked fine and sent me home and i was to follow up with my PCP in 2 to 3 weeks. so right now, i still fill like crap but at least i know i'm not going to fall over dead from a heart attack. i guess that's a good thing but..what about the main thing i came there for? no real answers? just eliminated one of the possable causes confused . I really don't want to do that again. guess i need to go back to my PCP and see if he can come up with anything for me. eyes   


37, Married w/ four kids.
Had problems since age 13.
Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.
Resection that December.
Long remission.
Had follow up surgery December of 2004.
 
 
 


hearty
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 303
   Posted 4/21/2006 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
so if he thought it was thrush...he is telling you it is a yeast problem, right? I was told the other day by the owner of the health food store I shop at that digestive symptoms like we all have on this board are often a sign of a yeast problem. My question is how can a doctor dx a yeast problem and how can it be dealt with?

Nell1965
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 4/22/2006 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
not sure what im allowed to say on here but here goes anyway.
I never usually recommend that anyone google for health reasons but if you google candida you will find all the symptoms relevant and how to cure it,it aint easy to solve yeast problems if you have had it a long time. Systemic thrush can cause a load of very varied symptoms and can make life a misery.
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