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Posted by Mary on November 05, 2000 at 21:01:25:

In Reply to: Chest Discomfort, breathing, gerd? HELP :) posted by Adam2000 on October 28, 2000 at 16:53:07:

: Hi :)

: A few weeks ago I started having a weird feeling in my chest about an inch lower than my sternum, like pressure. I had really bad acid reflux, and it started feeling like my breathing was off. It was tight when I inhaled and released air quite rapidly. It wasnt a calm smooth exhale. Just all at once. I also have a constantly elevated temperature (99.3-100) and get tired early. And I had been coughing up clear mucous like phlegm, and my bronchial area seemed constricted. But no chest congestion.

: I went to my doctor and he told me I probably had bronchitis, and GERD. He gave me Zantac to take 2 x a day and cough medecine, and Azithromycin. My heartburn is somewhat better, i still have a temperature and feel tired sometimes, have a feeling of pressure along the bottom of my rib cage, and my breathing is better, but still not right.

: Seems to me like I have some sort of infection. I had a chest xray the other day, and everything in there was fine. I dont know what it could be, but Im getting rather worried as this has been going on for a few weeks. Its better than it was but not gone. The breathing and the pressure are especially annoying.

: Any ideas on what this may be?

: Thanks,

: Adam

Hi..Adam..Yes I have almost the same problem..I can't seem to make the doctors understand..I have tried all the acid blockers..axid..pepcid..etc..they had seemed to make me feel worse..I thought maybe the breathing problem was coming from them..started to take digel and it helped me burp and I could breathe better after that..but..it doesn't last long and then it starts all over again..They even gave me vibramycin....If you find out anything I surely would appreciate it..Thanks Mary


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