Asthma + Burping + Lack of food!

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RH23
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   Posted 4/3/2013 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm hoping I can find someone here who had similar symptoms.

I was diagnosed with Asthma last June. I had asthma as a child, went away and now it's back. I'm a 26yr old female who was leading a pretty healthy life.


Since about October I've had these symptoms that no one knows what's causing them. I'm constantly spitting up my food and liquids that I intake during the day and walk around with a bottle so that I can spit this up. I'm also spitting up what seems to be white mucus. My throat always feels filled with mucus and I don't feel the air go down my throat when I breathe.

My asthma is pretty under control, my peak flows are always above my "green zone". Yet I find myself breatheing deeper than usual. I always have the feeling that I have to burp and it makes it a bit difficult for me to breathe. Sometimes it'll take me days to get a simple burp out. The burps feel like their in my chest or at the bottom of my throat.

I'm barely eating (if I eat twice a day that's a lot), I have no social life because I'm constantly spitting things up and I just feel like at times my lungs just don't want to breathe anymore. My heart rate is usually between 85-103!

I went to a GI and was told my endoscopy was perfectly normal! My asthma doctor and any one in the ER who has seen me say my lungs are clear and good, my EKG's are normal. It's not post nasal drop because I take Nasonex twice a day for it to no avail and my nose is constantly congested even with the Nasonex. Whatever it is, it's messing with my breathing as it gives me asthma symptoms even though my peak flows are normal

Someone, anyone have something similar to this and can help....

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 4/6/2013 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I honestly don't know what to tell you. Your BPM (Heart Rate) is normal. Perhaps you are having acid reflux? Or an eating disorder? The only thing I know for sure is you should see a doctor. If one cant help you, keep going to another til you get answers.
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RH23
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   Posted 4/6/2013 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told I have a stomach infection after the lab results came back for my endoscopy

TheSiXness
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   Posted 5/11/2013 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting.

If you have more troubles breathing in compared to breathing out, it could be a vocal cord dysfunction.
-TheSixness-

Fighting daily pain from gastroparesis, gerd and lpr!
Had the TIF done 2/2012 and still am symptomatic.

jk5493
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   Posted 5/14/2013 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried taking prilosec daily? Of course, you can take the generic brand.... however, despite the fact that your endoscopy came back looking normal... prilosec may help calm your stomach. It may be that your having some sort of acid issues during the night/day and trying it may not hurt.

I know that whenever I've had an upset stomach/issues with vomitting or acid reflux, my asthma is worse. I've had asthma pretty much my entire life (diagnosed as a toddler and I am 20 now) so there is defnitely a lot of things that I've experienced over the years that can, suprisingly, affect my asthma.

Like I said, trying the prilosec probably wouldn't hurt; however, being a regular at the GI office... I can assure you that they'll probably want you to check in with them(or your PCP) before starting anything. If you do decide to try it... give it at least a couple of weeks.

Also, have you tried eliminating certain foods from your diet? Acidic foods? Super processed foods? Dairy? It seems as though your stomach is what is irritated (hence the spitting up) and that can definitely affect your asthma.

Best of luck,
Jade

jk5493
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   Posted 5/14/2013 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
ps. Those are just a few suggestions/tidbits of 'food for thought' based on my own experience/knowledge about asthma and GI issues... I hope you find something to help alleviate your asthma symptoms!
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