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    Sirenbliss posted:
    Wow -- what an awful journey I have endured! I was in the ER 2 times in May for breathing problems. My pulse ox was ok though; they gave me breathing treatments but I finally asked for some protonix and noticed the breathing issues started to go away. I still have some issues when I lie down, but not nearly as bad. Its kinda scary to know how connected asthma and reflux is. I am overweight right now which I know doesn't help. I get scared still though. I notice some tightness in my chest during and after eating; as well as terrible gas. I also cant wear tight fitting clothes. I fear dying sometimes .. I am so scared from the symptoms. I have had chest and stomach xrays and tons of blood work which don't bring up anything serious other than a possible hiatal hernia. I did get a CAT scan and it showed my gallbladder was a bit off but not serious enough for surgery. Anyone have any stories to share that might help calm me down. Never been this bad before. TY.
     
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    magicohmeohmy responded:
    I wheeze for years now. I took Protonix for years. I now take the more common Omeprazole. I have went through all that you describe above, perhaps more. Here is what might calm you down. Lose 30 pounds. Seriously. Keep taking a PPI, Protein Pump Inhibitor like Protonix or Omeprazole. Get your stomach where it is "comfortably empty" and keep it that way. Eat nothing after 6pm at night. Eat meals, but do not overeat. Cut the sugar and starches down in baby steps like webmd suggests. Good Luck.
     
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    magicohmeohmy replied to magicohmeohmy's response:
    So anyways she did the EDG and said that my stomach was fine and normal but I had some problems in my esophagus including stomach material in my upper esophagus. Something I guess I was born with. Only read briefly about that. I was still a little groggy when she was talking to me so I'm not sure of everything except my stomach is fine and I have GERD. I guess I'll find out more detail when I see the specialist on the 16th. I've been following a GERD diet for a couple of months now and that finally seems to be working and I feel on top of it for now. Which is wonderful not walking around feeling sick all the time. So because I feel better physically I also mentally am feeling better. I still take one 40mg Prilosec in the morning and one Zantac before bed. I'll update you on what I find out after my appt. on the 16th. Thanks for sharing! Wishing the best to you too! Diane
     
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    magicohmeohmy responded:
    mayoclinic.org is a good source for info too.


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