Originally Posted by cindyNy658
My question is do any of you experience shortness of breath and chest pain on exertion? Or just shortness of breath on exertion? Thank you to anyone that replies.
The short answer, sometimes. I don't experience heart burn anymore, only pain/discomfort from the top of my stomach all the way up. If I don't have a hernia, which I should find out in the coming weeks, I'll be extremely surprised.
Like most that have commented thus far, I workout 20-30mins every other day. Get the 'ol heart rate up between 125-145 and go go go with out any discomfort...mostly. Now, with that said, I don't really "exert" myself other than aerobic -ly, trying to lose weight.
Today I was cleaning the house (getting ready to sell), lifting boxes, bending over a LOT, up and down the steps numerous times and I'll tell ya, I've had discomfort all day long even with taking my Nexium and a Zantac.
One thing I've found that helps for me when I get somewhat short of breath is to do some deep breathing exercises. Take a deep (as deeply as possible) and hold it, imagine that breath starting high in the chest and "push" it down as far as possible....arch back on inhale, hold, and "scrunch" your chin down, pushing stomach out, and try to get the breath far down. Seems to work for me...most of the time. /shrug