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Old 08-17-2001, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have real bad acid reflux. Been tested and given medication. But sometimes when it acts up pretty bad, it sometimes feels as though I have trouble catching my breath.
Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?

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Old 08-19-2001, 03:13 PM   #2
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I know exactly what you're talking about. My stomach sometimes feels really bloated up top too and it feels as though I can't get enough air in my lungs. My stomach Dr. told me it's just acid that causes that feeling. I take Pantoloc and sometimes I take a stomach mobility drug to speed food through my stomach quicker. It helps sometimes if I get up and walk around a bit, cause it allows food and acid to slide down.

Old 09-30-2001, 11:32 AM   #3
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Acid reflux can burn the lining of your lungs which in turn will cause scarring of your lungs. When the acid comes up, it can spill over into your lungs. It can cause people to wheeze and feel short of breath just like an asthmatic. In fact some people are mistakenly diagnosed as asthmatics when in fact it is the acid reflux problems causing the symptoms. Once they have the condition under control through medication or else surgery for perm. results then the "asthmatic" problem goes away eventually as the lungs heal.

Old 09-30-2001, 05:56 PM   #4
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The digestive enzymes were part of the routine also before I elected to have surgery. Went through bottles and bottles of them. When you are desperate you search for anything and everything to take for this specific condition.
Digestive enzymes are great for preventing "bloating" and for breaking the food down more effectively for use in the body. It also helps in keeping the intestinal tract from getting blocked or forming pockets.

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Old 10-02-2001, 04:20 PM   #5
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its ironic you mention the difficulty breathing because of reflux. i have reflux because of diff. breathing. my asthma meds have caused GERD, at least we think it is. just got home from the GI, with some meds and a pending endoscopy...

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