Feels Like I'm Exhaling Fire - Reflux?
For the past 10 months, I've had a metallic taste in my mouth that's very annoying. About 2 months ago, I started having a burning sensation in my airway when I exhale. I thought it might be reflux, although I really don't feel anything coming up in my throat. I tried Rolaids, and now have tried Prilosec OTC for the past 10 days with no real improvement.
I also have some breathing problems when I exert myself, feeling like my airway is closing up. I actually hear a "whistling" noise when exhaling, mostly after some sort of exercise like walking up several flights of stairs.
A CT scan about 4 or 5 years ago for something else incidentally showed a mild hiatal hernia, so I'm wondering if this hernia is getting worse.
Does this sound like symptoms of reflux?