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Posted by Adam2000 on November 19, 2000 at 19:36:37:

In Reply to: Re: Chest Discomfort, breathing, gerd? HELP :) posted by Mario on November 18, 2000 at 17:55:41:

: : : : : : Hi :)

: : : : : : A few weeks ago I started having a weird feeling in my chest about an inch lower than my sternum, like pressure. I had really bad acid reflux, and it started feeling like my breathing was off. It was tight when I inhaled and released air quite rapidly. It wasnt a calm smooth exhale. Just all at once. I also have a constantly elevated temperature (99.3-100) and get tired early. And I had been coughing up clear mucous like phlegm, and my bronchial area seemed constricted. But no chest congestion.

: : : : : : I went to my doctor and he told me I probably had bronchitis, and GERD. He gave me Zantac to take 2 x a day and cough medecine, and Azithromycin. My heartburn is somewhat better, i still have a temperature and feel tired sometimes, have a feeling of pressure along the bottom of my rib cage, and my breathing is better, but still not right.

: : : : : : Seems to me like I have some sort of infection. I had a chest xray the other day, and everything in there was fine. I dont know what it could be, but Im getting rather worried as this has been going on for a few weeks. Its better than it was but not gone. The breathing and the pressure are especially annoying.

: : : : : : Any ideas on what this may be?

: : : : : : Thanks,

: : : : : : Adam

: : : : : Hi..Adam..Yes I have almost the same problem..I can't seem to make the doctors understand..I have tried all the acid blockers..axid..pepcid..etc..they had seemed to make me feel worse..I thought maybe the breathing problem was coming from them..started to take digel and it helped me burp and I could breathe better after doesn't last long and then it starts all over again..They even gave me vibramycin....If you find out anything I surely would appreciate it..Thanks Mary

: : : : hi guys
: : : : i also have a problem with exese stomach acid which causes tightness under the chest and hard to breath. i was also given 150gm of zantac x 2 a day and it helps some but i can still feel it there late on at night and in the mornings which reminds me to take the tablets. when i get the real acid pain i also get slight diohaera which seems kind of odd but the doc will not do anymore tests yet until i take the zantac for another month, the month before i took one 300gm a day.
: : : : so if you do find out anything i would too be interested in knowing.
: : : : wishing you all a pain free time
: : : : jane

: :
: : : Hi Again..
: : : Adam I will be thinking about you..Hope they figure this out soon..Don't forget to keep us posted..with the new boards coming up hope we all don't get lost..I also went for an upper ultra sound..but it didn't show doctor hasn't decided to send me for anything else yet..Hmmm.. Oh well..Hope we figure this out soon..Take to ya soon..Mary

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: : Hi again :)

: : Well I had an upper GI series, and an abdominal ultrasound which all came back normal. I stopped taking the Prevacid for a few days to see how the heartburn was, and it started to come back just a little bit. Im gonna keep an eye on it to see what happens. As far as the breathing goes, I still have that weird feeling, and i still run a low temperature 99.5-100.0, so I know something is still up. My next step is an appointment with a neurologist today, to get checked out as well because i was noticing some stuff with the pupils of my eyes being different sizes. I just came home from an opthamologist and he said that everything looked fine, and not to worry about the eyes. Im going to see the neuro guy just in case. After that, probably an infectious diease specialist to make sure I dont have some weird virus that hasnt gone away. That should cover all the bases. If everything there turns out normal, well I dont know what to say. I hope it all works out! ;)

: : Adam

: Hi Guys,
: I have had very similar symtoms as all of you for about 2 weeks withchest and back pain as well . I even have difficulty swallowing.
: I tried over the counter antacids. And my doctor prescribed LOSEC (a prescription antacid). It helped a little but after a few days I think it too was making my stomach unconfortable.
: I had an upper GI(normal), Chest X-ray(Also Normal). I'm waiting for the results of a H-Pylori Bacteria blood test. I also feel nausea during the day and I get dizzy occasionally(kind of like a drunk feeling).
: I keep asking my doctor if I may have picked up a bug/Virus while traveling to Brazil. He doesn't think so. All I know is that I have never felt like this before& I'm getting frustrated.
: There is a possibility that it could be a Hiatal Hernia according to my doctor. this would not always be present in a Upper GI test.
: I'll try and keep you posted. Pls do the same.
: Mario

Hi Mario,

Hmm, the report on my GI that I had faxed to me said there was no Hiatal Hernia here, I would think they could see it since they are looking at your swallowing and stomach movements real time....

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