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Posted by Adam2000 on November 10, 2000 at 13:39:25:

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

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Hi all,

Well Ill let you know what happens....I was recently put on prevacid 1x a day, and that worked for a while, but the acid is starting to come back. I just went for an upper ab ultrasound yesterday, and the lady was trying to look right below the strenum where it gets soft, and she said there was an awful lot of gas, hmm. gas pressure and breathing problem? makes sense. I have to go for an upper GI on monday, that should hopefully bring up the problem. I always feel like I need to burp but nothing comes up. Ill sure let you know what I come up with...

Hang in there!!!

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