BT4

309d

Has anyone felt short of breath from their acid reflux?

Dyspnea

Esophagitis-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit

Chest pain

Cough

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  • amg123

    309d

    Yes ! It definitely causes me to be short of breath at times

  • BT4

    309d

    I had no idea that was a symptom but it makes so much sense. For years i didnt know why i felt short of breath. Glad i am not the only one!

  • bananaz

    309d

    Yes, especially after eating sometimes, if i eat too fast but also just randomly, doesnt need to be a lot of food either. It’s like my body gets overwhelmed and doesnt know how to work anymore. Moving around helps

  • anemone

    308d

    yes, and i also developed a cough due to inflammation of the airways. (there's actually a diagnosis called "adult onset gerd-related asthma" for that situation!). omeprazome got rid of all the symptoms of it, in my case, but it's supposedly not advisable for more than a few weeks, much less a full year like i've been on it!

  • slothtastic36

    308d

    definitely! between my GERD and anxiety, i have chest tightness/shortness of break more often than not it feels like 🥲

    • BT4

      308d

      I also have anxiety so I didnt know what was causing the shortness of breath.

      • slothtastic36

        303d

        same here! normally my GERD shortness of breath happens right after eating a large meal, whereas if it happens when i haven’t eaten recently i normally chalk it up to anxiety

  • Cconnor97

    308d

    Yes also I cough a lot when in bed and it’s been bad lately even when I’m not eating or before I eat

  • Ashleyyy

    307d

    I bought a bed wedge that has helped me tremendously. It took a little bit to get used to, but sleeping at an angle has helped my GERD so much. If I lie flat, it’s just like an invitation into my throat for hours every day

    • BT4

      307d

      never heard of a bed wedge. Where did you get it?

      • Ashleyyy

        304d

        I got mine from Amazon. You can get one like this Kӧlbs Bed Wedge Pillow with Memory Foam Top | Stylish Chic Jacquard Cover | Wedge Pillow for Sleeping and Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD Pillow – Snoring Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082XKFYLJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2PQ1XVQA0APKNAXNN885 or one like this ENITYA Full (10"x6"x54") Bed Wedge Pillow Long,Mattress Gap Filler(0-10")/Bolster Pillow for Bed/headboard Pillow/Gap Filler Between Your Headboard and Mattress(Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GFRV8YK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TX8V0227W49WESS417G0 and put a pillow at the bottom of the wedge under you and a pillow under your head

    • slothtastic36

      303d

      seconding this, i love my bed wedge!! i actually have one that goes under the mattress so the whole bed is inclined rather than just a small wedge and it’s so much more comfortable, worth the investment if you’re ever looking for something a bit nicer!

  • Mandelion

    307d

    So when I’m anxious or have a lot going on, it causes me to be short of breath sometimes so that anxiety messes with my stomach causing burping or reflux.

  • Mija

    304d

    Toothpaste will not remove the stomach acid odor that our lungs struggle to expel. Fresh air from the freezer helps. 🙌

  • Mimi92

    301d

    Yep. Very scary when it's happening!

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