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Hiatal Hernia worsened by diaphragmatic breathing?

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hiatal Hernia worsened by diaphragmatic breathing?

Hey everyone, my journey of hell began on 6/19/2011 when I tore several muscles used for breathing (intercostal, abdominal and probably diaphragm) by using a lung exercise device.

I was in excruciating pain everytime I took a breathe, especially as I breathe with my chest. I had to change the way I breathe, into using stomach (diaphragm) to breathe. The transition was so painful that I wanted to just die several times within the first two months.

As I was healing, I noticed that I couldn't sit up, eat, drink properly. I could not stand up and walk for a month, lying in my bed the whole day. I also noticed that I felt very bloated, with the urge to burp and gasp in air, and even hiccup as my diaphragm quivered.

Since today is 9/28/2011, with more than 3 months since the life altering injury, I am so concerned that I still cannot move very much without getting worse. For example, I went to first day of school (fall quarter) last thursday. I walked around a bit, and from that night, I was in severe pain in my sternum area with difficult breathing. It felt as if my diaphragm was overworked and I had trouble sleeping for several days.

Since Hiatal Hernia occurs as the stomach goes up a small opening of diaphragm, am I making myself wear out the diaphragm by breathing with my diaphragm? I read that that is how all mammals breathe naturally; babies breathe diaphragmatically when they are born, but a lot of us lose that ability and chest-breathe as we grow older.

My theory is that I feel so sore and in pain due to hiatal hernia; because I breathe with my stomach going up and down with breath (instead of chest breathing, which I have for most of my life). Also, it could be that I'm noticing the symptoms of GERD - I can feel acid and gas coming up, which leads to me burping or taking sip of water to bring the acid down.

Does anyone here breathe through their diaphragm? I am just so lost; I have already lied to my parents about attending fall quarter of college, because I am in too much pain to commute or even walk around. Because I did not pay tuition for fall quarter, I lost my student insurance, so I'll need to wait until January to get it back and get endoscopy done.

Even if I get the endoscopy and find that I have hiatal hernia and damaged esophagus, how will I be able to become healthy again? I am lost and any thoughts/advice will be appreciated. Thank you...

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