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    Old 05-27-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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    Hiatal Hernia?

    About 3 weeks ago I had what was thought to be a respiratory infection. Rattling in chest, trouble breathing. Doc put me on Doxycycline and after a couple of days things seemed to clear up, but one day shy of my last dose I developed some severe gastrointestinal issues. Incredible pressure and bloating. I went on Prilosec and started probiotics. A couple of days later I started having this strong pressure in my neck, throat and up into my ear canals, mostly when exerting myself, like climbing the stairs. If I stopped and stood still, it went away after a few seconds, but it is quite frightening. Back to the doc who thought perhaps the shoulder, neck and ear pressure was ear related or a nerve. Cleared my ears out with Afrin at his advice, but the problem persists. Now when I climb the stairs I have upper abdominal pressure that feels like something is climbing up to my larynx along with the neck, throat pressure. When I lay down to sleep at night I have to prop myself up with a couple pillows leaning against the arm of the sofa on my left side or it feels like I'm short of breath. Purchased a 6 inch bed wedge, but we have a memory foam mattress which doesn't seem to work with the bed wedge. My hips just sink into the mattress further, making the wedge useless. My blood oxygen levels are at 97, which calms the anxiety down a bit. Doc's answer is to send me to the cardiologist who can't see me for two weeks. My blood pressure is 114/78 or a bit lower at all times and it doesn't feel like chest pressure, it all feels above the chest. Could this be a large hiatal hernia?

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