Does this sound like Asthma? or Gerd??

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Carrie48
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   Posted 6/12/2012 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
Could I get your opinion.  I have been having what I thought was Acid Reflux now for about four months.  I don't have a "burning" sensation, but I have a discomfort in my chest...almost like something is stuck in my esphogus.  I don't have any of these issues at night while sleeping. 
 
I saw my GI Doc and after my endoscopy, he saw no signs of reflux and everything appears to be normal.  He said it may be a trachial thing since this runs along the esphogus and it is that that I may be feeling.  In the last month or so, I've also been having pain when I take a deep breath in my chest.  I am 50 years old and fit and have never had any asthma.  It does run in my family though.
 
I am questioning this since I really feel that this is acid reflux.  However, when I take PPI's (Prilosec or anything similiar), I feel worse and get bloated, etc and my doctor said that is because my problem is not acid..
 
I think that I have acid reflux and THAT is causing my lungs to become sensitive or something...I just don't know.  I'm waiting for the pulimory doctor to call me to set-up an appointment.
 
Anyone with any experience or symptoms similiar to mine out there?
 
Thank you.
 

couchtater
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
You might have a hernia. Have you had a barium swallow done?
Joy

Carrie48
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joy...No hernia... But...does any of this sound like asthma?
DX with Lyme and Erlichosis in January 2010. January-August: Biaxin and Amoxicillian. September 2011 - ? on Rifampin and Zithromax. Symtpoms mostly neuro and have 20 small lesions on brain.

Carrie48
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not had a barium swallow done.... I've only had an endoscopy done which was done just a few weeks ago.
DX with Lyme and Erlichosis in January 2010. January-August: Biaxin and Amoxicillian. September 2011 - ? on Rifampin and Zithromax. Symtpoms mostly neuro and have 20 small lesions on brain.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/13/2012 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
My asthma doesn't feel like that. My hernia did feel like that.
Joy

Carrie48
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   Posted 6/13/2012 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Joy:
 
I had an endoscopy done May 24th and there was no hernia...is it possible to have one not show up?

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   Posted 6/14/2012 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
For the time wait and see what your pulimony doc says, also rule out heart problems and maybe get an ekg, keep us poste and make a jounel of what is happening as it can help your doctors in a diagnosis, many well wishes and keep us posted as we do care.
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couchtater
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   Posted 6/15/2012 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
They didn't see my hernia until they did my Barium swallow.
Joy
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