Re: lung/breathing issues
My story sounds very much like yours and I was wondering how you are doing now?? I only have a quick minute so I can tell you a little of my story too. My burning feels like it is in the lungs sometimes and I have developed a lot of digestive issues too now. My doc also said to try allergy stuff at first, then the ER doc gave me prednisone which took what anxiety I had because I couldn't breathe well to a whole new anxiety level. Then they put me on Lorazepam to control the anxiety. I asked him if I could take Prilosec to see if it helps with the burning. He said sure. It seemed to help a little, and I went in to the doctors office and got a different doctor and he put me on omeprezole. That seemed to help with the burning too for a while. Then the doc prescribed corticosteriod inhaler. I told him I didn't try it....don't really want to go near corticosteriods again(prednisone is a massive dose), and now, the doctor wants to put me on antidepressants to control the anxiety and see if it clears up the lung burning and what not. I did not take them and I went in to see him a few weeks ago and he really encouraged me to try them out. I tried one pill and my anxiety worsened (It may or may not have been the pill..but I don't know) I decided I wasn't going to take them because I think it is the wrong path. I have asked for a specialist in gastroenterology and I am seeing a naturopathic doctor right now who did a food allergy test on me and I am now changing my diet to see if that helps. Don't know what to do myself.....just experimenting, but my life has been a rollercoaster now for almost 4 months. I had intermittenet times where I thought I might be feeling a little better, but then it came back. I had a few weeks also where I was feeling better, not 100% but was the longest stretch of feeling a little better. I My anxiety has gotten better--not gone yet completely, it got worse for a while as I weaned myself off the Lorazepam, and it only seems to bother me when the burning gets bad and when I can't breathe so well. I hope you have found some answers??
Do you have digestive issues as well?