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Old 09-03-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Asthma or indigestion???

I get this feeling all the time like I have a HUGE air bubble stuck in my chest, behind my sternum. I feel like I have to burp, but at the same time I cannot breathe well. I tried antacids, but that does not stop pressure, just neutralizes acid. Does anyone else feel this. If so is it esophageal or bronchial?
I hope it is more esophagas related because asthma scares me so much.

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Old 09-04-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Asthma or indigestion???

Sounds like the same symptoms I was having right before I was diagnosed with GERD. Over the counter antacids just didn't work anymore. My doctor has me on Nexium and I haven't had that "trapped air" pain/pressure behind my sternum since. What you are experiencing might be the same thing. Deffinitely discuss this problem with your doctor.

Old 09-05-2004, 08:52 AM   #3
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Re: Asthma or indigestion???

Sounds like you need to go and see your doctor again. It does sound more like a problem with reflux though.
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Old 09-05-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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Re: Asthma or indigestion???

Yeah I did talk to my doctor about GERD, and he told me to try prilosec. Now this helped the cough, but I still get the air feeling which makes it hard to breathe. I know the GERD drugs get rid of acid, but what about air? Should I try beano or something, because it feels like a giant air bubble? It is so hard to breathe when I get it so I puff my albuterol which helps a tiny bit, but I still feel the intense pressure and still have a tough time breathing. HELP!!??

Old 09-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #5
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Re: Asthma or indigestion???

I believe that sounds like more of an indigestion thing. I hope this helps a little, because asthma does not quite feel like that to me.

Old 09-09-2004, 08:32 PM   #6
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Re: Asthma or indigestion???

I have those symptoms but the doctor said it was asthma but i saw him right down indigestion and im running everyday and it seems to help but not enough and i really need this gone because im in wrestling. what do i do?

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