Hello I am new to this site, (Mikado..female..50 ish ) and I would like to tell my story about
Asthma and acid reflux . I went to an allergy asthma specilist 10 years ago for asthma, and in those 10 years I took everything from Albuterol inhalers, Pulmicort turbuhalers,foradil aeolizers, nose sprays, Singulair, Advair Pulmicort, X
openex, Astelin, Duratuss, meds for the nebulizer, and the list goes on and on and on. Then two years ago I had a cough
which lasted four months, so I had a chest x-ray and was told from various other tests that I had lung cancer. Well', to make a long story even longer, it was not lung cancer, but a nodule on my left lung called "Mycobacterium Avium intracellulare pulmonary nodule".
and the surgeon says it is air born and that anyone can get it.
I had it removed and it was most definitely the worse experience of my life. In the mean time I am still having shortness of breath,and belching non stop along with all the symptoms of acid reflux, taking every prescript
ion on the market and going from one Doctor to another until I find a surgeon that tells me I may not even have asthma, but it could possibly be the acid reflux blocking my air way making it hard for me to breath. I went threw all of the various tests, including endoscopy UPR, nuc med, DX, echo liver and abdomen, scan on gallbladder, and pancreas, colonoscopy, ultrasound, scan on throat, pulmonary function test, chest xray, scope in airway,48 hour bravo test, and esophageal mammometry test, etc, etc, etc, then four weeks ago I had laparoscopic surgery to correct the acid reflux and to have my hiatal hernia repared. I have very little reflux which is wonderful, but I still have the shortness of breath. The Surgeon says it may take 6 months to a year before I can breath a little easier. I am not taking anything for asthma, since my surgery, except for the hand held Albuterol inhaler before bed time because my esophagus is much smaller and maybe still swollen from the stomach being wrapped around it ?? I can't eat any solids yet, just soups and cream of this and cream of that, plus I have lost 10 pds, but that is ok with me !
I am just waiting for the day to bite into a nice juicy hamburger, eat some pizza, or to drink a glass of wine, or a soda, something I haven't had in years. Thanks for letting me view my thoughts, and may God bless !