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Old 11-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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Re: Asthma from reflux... now what?

The asthma/acid reflux thing has become a viscious cycle for me over the years.

I have asthma that is very much environmentally triggered... allergies, smoggy air, pollution, chemicals, cold air, etc.... My asthma symptom is primarily a chronic harsh cough which leads to difficulty breathing.

I developed "silent" acid reflux. Silent because my reflux is severe, but I've never had any traditional burning or obvious symptoms. My primary symptom is a chronic cough. Sometimes an irritated throat. I also get gaseous acid coming up to irritate my lungs, with occassional aspiration into my lungs. This can exasperate my asthma.

Also, all the coughing from the asthma squeezes my stomach and tends to push the acid up even worse at times.

Usually, I end up bumping up both my asthma meds and my reflux meds at the same time when I have a bad asthma flare since it is very difficult for me to get the balance back into order at times.
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