Asthma or Acid Refulx?

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   Posted 8/9/2006 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, hope you all are doing well,
I have had asthma for about 3 years now, and althoe it is not that bad, sometimes it really keeps me up at night, and my inhailor doesnt work. Last night was different thoe, i rarely get this bad, and it wasnt the same as an asthma attack,
it started at about 3am (when i first went to bed).  I felt my asthma bothering me, like i couldnt breath in all the way, and so i took my inhailor, and it felt better, so i layed back down again, and
in a few minuites it came back again, but different, like a almost choaking feeling. like there was something in my throat, like mucus or flem or something, but different than usual.  And the really weird part, is when i sat up straight, it went away completely, but when i layed back down, it came right back.  This lasted about 4 hours, and i tryed sleeping in every position possible.  I was sooo tired thoe, that i would occasionally pass out for a minuite or 2, and then it would wake me up again, and as i said, this continued for 4 hours, until i eventually pased out, and woke up 5 hours later, when my alarm went off for me to get up, because i had a blood test to get.  I called me asthma specailist today, becasue it was so weird, i wanted to know what that was, and she asked if i had soar throats at all, and i have had some, the last about 1 day, or half a day, maybe 1 day a week or so.  And she suggested it might be acid reflux, which as well would be a trigger to my asthma from it being stressful and constricting my breathing slightly.  Which would explain why i couldnt breath in as deeply as usual during this time. (and just so you know, i also have Gallstones, and im currently waiting to get my galbladder taken out, so could that cause acid reflux or something like that?)
So my question is, does anyone elce think this might be acid/reflux?  For people who have it, what is it like? and how is it diagnosed and treated????
and help would be really appreciated, i have 2 other VERY important doctor appointments soon, and i need my sleep.
thanks in advance all

Post Edited (josey) : 8/9/2006 3:33:25 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/9/2006 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Josey, might I suggest you post this question over on our GERD forum? You might get better responses that way. Good luck!
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   Posted 8/9/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
oh! thanks i didny kmow that, i forgot that GERD was Acid Reflux, but ill keep it in both, incase it is athma, and someone with asthma has had this as well (i also added this to the GERD forum)
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