Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    asthma with heartburn
    An_198122 posted:
    I went to allergist,asthma doctor today went thru all allergy tests and they were fine then he did a breathing test and was amazed at how bad my breathing was so put me on 2 inhalers and feel it is being caused from my heartburn as that happens at times. I have noticed when I eat certain foods my breathing becomes much worse so hopefully now that I have a diagnosis I will feel better. Does anyone else have the same type situation from having heartburn
    CalGal37 responded:
    Anon, there are many with GERD who experience breathing problems especially if they're having 'high' reflux. It could mean you're aspirating small particles of acid into the lungs and it's causing irritation.

    Having a diagnosis is fine, but you need to get the reflux under control because if it's refluxing that high, it's also going to irritate your esophagus and could result in a problem with erosion down the line. You may want to consider visiting your GI doc and finding out if you should be modifying your diet or your medication. It may be happening more often than just when it apparent to you.
    vol150 replied to CalGal37's response:
    I was diagnosed with barrett's a couple of days ago and I'm still freaked out by it! I'm a 29/male in good health and I have no idea why this is going on other than genetics. My mother, who died from ovarion cancer and father both suffered/suffer from reflux. I've been on reflux med since begining of March with little results! I feel like someone is choking me all the time!!! Should I question my GI about asthma meds???

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I'm currently having very scary symptoms and I'm hopnestly frustrated. I have always been asthmatic but since October, I have been experiencin...More

    Helpful Tips

    After over ten years GERD is gone, here's how
    I have been worried about being on Prilosec for over 10 years with all the bad things I hear about it. I wanted to try weaning off of it ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    6 of 6 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.