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Can GERD do this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 29, 2007
  • 09:57 PM

I think I might have GERD or LPR with maybe complications of Vocal Cord Dysfunction.

I am 46, female, stopped smoking because I couldnt get my breath and I couldnt talk. I think the smoke was getting into my vocal cords. Then I started getting symptoms with something stuck behind my breastbone and a lump in my throat, No heartburn at all. When I lay flat, when I get up in the morning I cant breath! They seem like asthma attacks but I dont have asthma, and this lasts for hours until my vocal cords open up a little. I think maybe acid is coming up from my stomach and and closing my vocal cords, and I feel like I aspirated something into my lungs, it take hours for my vocal cords to open to get a little bit of air. I now have to sit up and sleep so this doesnt happen. My doctor said I had the beginnging stages of C.O.P.D. but she doesnt know about the breathing attacks yet or the GERD symptoms. I didnt see her yet about that. Do I have a Vocal Cord Dysfunction? I'm thinking it is as I cant talk and I cant breath and feel its in my throat.

Please help!

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  • Please try acupuncture and Chinese medicine - I think it would really help you. Acupuncture is excellent for lung disorders including COPD. Do you ever have the feeling of something, like a piece of food, stuck in your throat? This is very well treated with acupuncture. Please visit www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org for more info on this form of medicine. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 02:02 AM
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  • I too suffer from GERD, and have for a while, my doc prescibed 40mg nexium twice daily as well as not having anything to eat or drink (except water) 2-3 hours before bed. Before I started doing this I would wake in the middle of the night with acid in my mouth and on 2 occasions I aspirated to my lungs, not pleasant felt like a car sitting on my chest, got a good chest infection from this.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gif
    david05 10 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 01:45 PM
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  • I too suffer from GERD, and have for a while, my doc prescibed 40mg nexium twice daily as well as not having anything to eat or drink (except water) 2-3 hours before bed. Before I started doing this I would wake in the middle of the night with acid in my mouth and on 2 occasions I aspirated to my lungs, not pleasant felt like a car sitting on my chest, got a good chest infection from this.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gif Do you have times were you feel you cant breath before you started taken nexium?Is there any food or drink that you dont eat or drink anymore?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
    • 07:22 PM
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  • So far there has been only 2 times this has happened, both times well on Nexium, but both times well going to bed within an hour of eating. Something I didn't know until I asked my doctor was that the Nexium only removes or lessens the acid portion of reflux, which is why it is important not to have anything to eat or drink (except water) 2-3 hours before bed. As for foods that bother me more than others, chicken caesar wraps so far.
    david05 10 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 04:24 AM
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  • Have either of you tried taking vegetarian based digestive enzymes before eating? Digestive enzymes that include protease, amylase, lipase, lactase and others are really helpful for GERD and any kind of digestive upset...I have been taking digestive enzymes regularly now for a couple of weeks and have noticed a real difference. Also take a probiotic regularly. Try to find an enzyme mix that does NOT include the papaya based enzymes, as these are not well assimilated by the body. Research the side effects of Nexium on www.rxlist.com. It is kind of scary how many side effects there are, including esophagitis and others. Why not try a good quality enzyme mix and see if it helps. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 05:13 AM
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