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Old 07-14-2012, 04:24 AM   #16
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Re: Difficulty/Restricted Breathing

Just an update as it has been 7 months now. No change some days are not as bad and i am finding it easier to manage now that i know it will ease up eventually. Nights seem to be worst, i have gone almost a week with very little sleep. The pnd doesnt seem to have let up and i am wondering if its connected. I recently went to ENT and was diagnosed with vcd but i just am not convinced that VCD would make it feel like my lungs cant inflate. Anyone else had this dianosis? Anyway i keep a diary in the hope that i can find what triggers the severe bouts off.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #17
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I have had the same thing. It started about 5 years ago...I thought I had really bad asthma, had every test under the sun. Was told it was LPR. PPI's didn't help. After many many months it got a bit better. I took 2 Zantac a day and watched the acid intake. I don't know if that really helped any, but I stuck to it for a while. Recently my symptoms came back full force. In the mean time I noticed my sinuses were VERY bad. I am wondering if that has more to do with it. I am also having what feels like spasms in my throat and heart flutters. I am not sure if it is really acid as much as spasms. The restricted breathing and globus sensation is by far the worse. Exercising seems to make it even worse. I just had upper GI which came back fine...my oxygen levels are fine as well... I was told it is just a sensation but it's bad and consuming. I feel it when my throat spasms so I know I am not imagining it. I was told some anti anxiety meds like Valium may help.
Sorry I don't have much advice but I know how you feel.

Hi Alex! I also read your first post back in 2007 when you first talked about air hunger.. I couldnt write on the post because it was closed (sorry to bother here :/) Anyway I have the air hunger for 5 months now. Had SOOOOO many tests done and today I was prescribed Nexium (acid reflux medicine) I was wondering how long your air hunger was the first time around back in 07'.. did it go away on its own or did you do something to escort its ugly face out lol Thanks for any help!

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #18
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ok so it has now been 12 months since the start of the difficulty breathing. What was strange was that i know the exact date it started it was a week into January 2012 after starting the new year on a diet and eating loads of high fibre foods. I have now come to recognise that these foods are what trigger the bloating in my stomach which in turn somehow put pressure then on my other organs and make it difficult to inflate my lungs. Since cutting out cereals, bran from my diet it has got a lot better not 100% but there are days that i nearly forget about it.
I could be wrong and possibly in a week or two it will prove my theory wrong but i am hoping that i am on the right road as then i can learn or find other foods to eat and avoid bloating.

 
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ok so it has now been 12 months since the start of the difficulty breathing. What was strange was that i know the exact date it started it was a week into January 2012 after starting the new year on a diet and eating loads of high fibre foods. I have now come to recognise that these foods are what trigger the bloating in my stomach which in turn somehow put pressure then on my other organs and make it difficult to inflate my lungs. Since cutting out cereals, bran from my diet it has got a lot better not 100% but there are days that i nearly forget about it.
I could be wrong and possibly in a week or two it will prove my theory wrong but i am hoping that i am on the right road as then i can learn or find other foods to eat and avoid bloating.
This is so interesting that you mentione that. I also remember the EXACT date this started. It was February 17 2011. I ALSO started putting ground chia seed in my oatmeal a week or so prior!! Chris seed is very high in fiber and expands in your stomach .. To make you feel full. When the sensation of not being able to take a deep breath/trying to yawn started I thought maybe its the chia seed but dismissed it. I just started using it again along with hemp seed and flax seed and my breathing is noticeably worse!!

 
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This is so interesting that you mentione that. I also remember the EXACT date this started. It was February 17 2011. I ALSO started putting ground chia seed in my oatmeal a week or so prior!! Chris seed is very high in fiber and expands in your stomach .. To make you feel full. When the sensation of not being able to take a deep breath/trying to yawn started I thought maybe its the chia seed but dismissed it. I just started using it again along with hemp seed and flax seed and my breathing is noticeably worse!!
I hope it turns out to be the case, i am convinced it is more to do with my stomach and the bloating then my throat. It definatley sounds like you also have a reaction to the high fiber in your diet. I wonder how many more sufferers are possibly having an intolerance to the fiber in their diets.

Good luck and i hope it turns out to be chia seeds for you as at least knowing what is causing your symptoms means that we can hopefully find a solution.

 
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I started eating some muffins made with ground chia seeds and around the same time I started to get globus. I think chia seeds are something you need to be wary of if you have acid reflux.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #22
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I am new to this forum. I have followed posts off and on for the last few years.
I was diagnosed with LPR around 3 years ago. I would experience throat tightness and swallowing problems and feeling as if I could not breath. I also would experience spasms which I now believe was caused by acid reflux hitting my vocal chords. The first year was the worst I thought after I finally had a diagnosis that things would improve and I could take medicine to get rid of this LPR but I was wrong, the medicine ppi's did not work and I spent a long time researching what I could do to get relief which I eventually found through carrot juice, alkaline juices and foods and making sure food gets digested well and emptied out before laying down, that doesn't always happen however and on those nights like tonight I find myself up when I want to be sleeping, because it takes my breath away. I do not have the globus sensation anymore or too many vocal chord spasms but if I go to bed with anything in my stomach I am up half the night till it digest because of breathing. Following an alkaline diet can make me forget I have it but then I start eating what I want and drinking my coffee and my symptoms come back . Anyway, wishing you all well on your endeavors to be rid of this awful condition.
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Hi Twiggle66

I,like you, have LPR which is now sometimes called Airway Reflux and suffered like you with Asthma.
It only takes a few drops of aspirated reflux to cause all the symptoms.
The real culprit is Pepsin. This is created in the stomach and causes damage to the airways when it comes up. It binds itself to the throat and airway tissues and is reactivated every time you swallow anything acidic.
To neutralise it the environment needs to be alkalised to over 8.8PH with alkaline water.
Dr Jamie Koufman has written a paper on this. (you can google to find it)
I have been using this water treatment for a few months and now have no asthma symptoms.

PS. PPI meds do not work on Pepsin so rarely do anything for LPR

Best Regards JPT2013

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #24
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Yes! Breathing issues are definitely part of GERD! I have a relatively minor case, but I experience shortness of breath on and off for about a week last Dec. I felt like no matter how deeply I inhaled, I couldn't get quite enough air.

It was terrifying! I'm glad that it went away. As much as I hate the heartburn, I'll take it any day over shortness of breath. You have my symphathies.

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