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cnadygirl53 posted:
I have been told I have asthma, 36 years old never had it before in my life. my doctor said I had it for some time but was misdiagnosed, so now I have this problem, a couple of days ago I was told I have a new one acid reflux, or gerd he said it wasn't uncommon to have it since I have asthma a lot of people who do suffer from it. it's terrible mine attacks at night, I wake up three or more times during the night gasping for air, and when I do wake up it like it punches me in my chest. he gave me medication for it because it's aggrevating my asthma. well I'm new to this coummunity I hope to hear from anyone who can be understanding to share their stories, ideas, thoughts or suggestions look forward to hearing from you soon.

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amcate responded:
They said I had mild GERD and put me on medicines, but I found eating smaller meals spaced out and sitting up after meals controlled it, so the medicine was stopped.

I'm not a doctor, but was thinking that since you were waking up at night gasping for air you might also want to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea if you haven't already.

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