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839d

Has anyone felt short of breath from their acid reflux?

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    • slothtastic36

      832d

      @Ashleyyy 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!

    • Mimi92

      831d

      Yep. Very scary when it's happening!

    • Mija

      834d

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

    • Mandelion

      836d

      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.

    • Ashleyyy

      837d

      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

      • slothtastic36

        832d

        @Ashleyyy 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!

      • BT4

        836d

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

        • Ashleyyy

          834d

          @BT4 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

    • Cconnor97

      837d

      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

    • slothtastic36

      837d

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

      • BT4

        837d

        @slothtastic36 I also have anxiety so I didnt know what was causing the shortness of breath.

        • slothtastic36

          832d

          @BT4 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

    • anemone

      837d

      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!

    • bananaz

      838d

      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

    • BT4

      838d

      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!

    • amg123

      838d

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

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