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acid reflux and asthma?

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  • Posted By: wynterthyme
  • December 15, 2007
  • 02:36 AM

I've never had acid reflux in my life, about a week ago it started. Burning in my stomach all the way up my chest into my throat. I tried Pepto Bismal, Maalox, Tums..none of that helped. I finally tried Zantac two days ago, and started getting an asthma attack the next day. I stopped the Zantac but am still having trouble breathing. I took primatene tablets for the attack. I haven't had an attack in about 5 years. I just use an albuterol inhaler when I need it, not very often. I can't figure out what this is. I still have the heartburn and stomach burning, and trouble breathing.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

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  • Wow, a question I can actually answer directly. Yes I have a good idea what this could be. Back when I started suffering from Acid Reflux attacks I ignored them... Oddly enough I was getting shortness of breath before them and even Asthma Attacks. I never had them this bad before. The fact is the Acid was actually fuming into my lungs and cutting off my air.. and burning my lungs!!! SO this actually acts like smoking a Poison and can actually induce Asthma. Zantac is pretty minor. If you have money to see a Doctor go to one immediately... or Insurance... Go see an Gastroentrologist, he'll treat the ucler-Acid-whatever... That should clear up the Asthma within a few weeks. You'll have to let the irritation caused by the Acid fumes to lower down... If you cannot see a Doc, you need Prilosec. OTC works just fine, I'd suggest 2 per day or even 3 if the Acid is a Monster. Raise your bed by books underneath on the top 6 inches at least. Stay away from all the acidic foods like Tomatoes, Chocolate, Coffee, etc... No smoking, no drinking AT ALL! And you'll be better in no time... If not you could have a combination of Asthma and Acid Reflux... That is unlikey though. Do not wait, you may end up with permanent hardcore asthma, as I have. No fixing this now, I thought I had diabetes
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 17, 2007
    • 03:12 AM
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  • Thanks for the response. I asthmatic already..I haven't had an attack in over 5 years and have been symptom free until now! Im going to see my doctor tomorrow...Right now I'm taking Pepsid twice a day....its not helping very much, and Primatene tablets for my breathing....I'm thinking this is GERD...I really hope not! I don't want to have to take pills everyday to manage this, and most of all I NEED coffee! :)
    wynterthyme 5 Replies
    • December 17, 2007
    • 02:38 PM
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