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rhodasoda 06-03-2005 04:20 PM

Breathing trouble
 
I know lots of people have beathing troubles with GERD and I have had them so bad today I can't stand it. I am scared it is going to turn into asthma. I don't need to make another trip to the hospital. I was just wondering who has regular breathing troubles with GERD and what their breathing feels like and if they have tested for asthma and came back fine. Thanks

sbrewer 06-04-2005 05:19 AM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
Hi,
I posted a message but had no response, but I too had a breathing problem. I went to my Dr. and he first changed my blood pressure meds, but nothing. Next he sent me(he thought it might be asthma) to an asthma/allergy specialist. That Dr. tested me for both asthma and allergies and found nothing, however he said he had just read about GERD so he put me on Prevacid. Bingo no more problems, now, if I go 4 or 5 days without the medicine, my breathing problem starts again. I have not been to a gastrointestinal(sp) Dr. yet but I really need to have the endoscopy done.
sbrewer

Katt5220 06-04-2005 06:48 AM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
I too have regular breathing problems that feel like I am on the verge of an asthma attack. The Dr's keep telling me I have allergies and such which I am sure I do but the breathing problems go away with Nexium so....And thus far I have not had an asthma attack so I don't worry too much. I also have a rescue inhaler just in case and I have never had to use it.

Katt

LostMind 06-04-2005 03:53 PM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
I have severe GERD and Anxiety, when the GERD kicks into high gear the anxiety starts up and I have a hard time breathing. I take meds for gerd and the anxiety and those help.
Taking any antispasmatic meds like bentyl or donnatol or hysocamine which are sometimes given to quite the digestive tract do have side affects of breathing trouble.
I dont know if your on those but I was and I thought I was going to die on them.

rhodasoda 06-06-2005 02:00 PM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
How long have you been on Nexium. I was on a PPI called Pariet for 2 weeks and then Nexium now for 2 weeks but still problems.


QUOTE=Katt5220]I too have regular breathing problems that feel like I am on the verge of an asthma attack. The Dr's keep telling me I have allergies and such which I am sure I do but the breathing problems go away with Nexium so....And thus far I have not had an asthma attack so I don't worry too much. I also have a rescue inhaler just in case and I have never had to use it.

Katt[/QUOTE]

blondy2061h 06-07-2005 05:19 AM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
I have reflux related asthma. When the reflux is controlled, my asthma med needs cut way down.

sbrewer 06-07-2005 10:10 AM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
Pattiaugs,
Wow, you can have lung damage from reflux. I did not know that. I think I will make an app. now to have the endoscopy(sp) done. How long has your son had this problem?
sbrewer

blondy2061h 06-07-2005 03:33 PM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
Lung damage from reflux is much less common in adults than in perdiatrics.

rhodasoda 06-07-2005 04:29 PM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
should I be getting an asthma test done or when they took the X-Rays in the hospital of my chest would it have shown up there?

sbrewer 06-08-2005 09:16 AM

Re: Breathing trouble
 
rhodasoda,
I'm not sure, but I don't think asthma would up on an x-ray. I was tested with some machine you blow into and boy do I mean blow. You keep blowing until there is no breath left in you...
sbrewer


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