I have noticed this as well, though it doesn't always appear to relate to gerd or acid problems. What read is that your stomach is full and pushes up/restricts movement of your diaphragm (or something like this). I might be way off, but it's happened to me too.
I've got silent reflux that is exasperating my asthma when it comes up my esophagus. I would imagine that if you have GERD that the heavy meals may be pushing up additional acid that is upsetting your asthma.
By the way, I have been on a double dose PPI for a couple years and thought I had the acid under control because my symptoms weren't present. I had some additional asthma testing done a few weeks ago. Turns out my acid isn't under control at all. I have acid constantly coming up that is making my asthma out of control, in addition to other asthma triggers. I'm working with my Pulmonologist, Gasteroentologist, and ENT to find a solution. I'll keep you posted if I find a solution.
There are a couple tests that dr's can use to confirm if you do have acid affecting your asthma. One is a 24hr PH testing and the other is an esophagram or modified barium swallow.
Well, I'm now in this club. I was a little symptomatic for about a week, so I decided to take Friday evening to relax quietly by myself instead of caring for home and family. Started my date-with-myself by going out to dinner. Classic steak and potatoes meal, with a cocktail. Within fifteen minutes of leaving the restaurant, a moderately severe attack hit me very hard and fast, and I spent the next twenty hours in the hospital. Still recovering.
I know I'll be more cautious to eat lightly and healthily when I'm having any symptoms at all.
Sorry to hear about that. Do the doctors see that there is a connection between eating too much and this happening?
I have been watching my diet (not as many pig outs lately), taking my inhaler, and Prevacid and my symptoms are greatly reduced. I did eat heavily a few days ago and it seemed to come on again with the hard breathing.
I wonder if its food causing asthma attacks - or if it could be GERD/Reflux or a hiatal hernia. This would cause the stomach to push up - putting pressure on the big breathing muscle and making breathing difficult.
I have heard that if this is the cause/case USUALLY your rescue inhaler will not provide relief.
I get bad breathing episodes OFTEN that are connected to my stomach - and my rescue inhaler does nothing to help my breathing. I too take Prevacid and eat a modified diet. I am going through a battery of tests for GERD/Reflux to see how severe it is....
I wish the best of health and breathing to everyone.