Re: Breathless just speaking!!
My doctor suggested that I worked on my core muscles with activities like yoga. So far, it seems to be making things worse, but I'll stick it out for awhile to see if things improve. He also suggested that I reduce the gluten in my diet. I also read that including fiber, fish oil, probiotics, and digestive enzymes would also be helpful. What do I have to lose?
Also...even though I had problems with adhesions (overgrowth of scar tissue) after my c-section, they didn't seem to coincide with my hernia symptoms. I wonder, though, if any type of abdominal weakness (like the multiple c-sections you had) could contribute to the onset of a hiatal hernia? Not sure.
Have you tried anything that has helped you with your symptoms? Feeling short of breath like a ninety-year old is very frustrating!
(My upper GI is next Wednesday. When you have your endoscopy, be sure to communicate your symptoms clearly to the doctor/tech performing the procedure)