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i have been suffering with reflux last 3 years, I have hiatus hernia and Barrett's oesophagus I take ompresole and ranitidine, I am coping with medication. Don't want operation so far.

does anybody get breathless? I can't walk up any hills even small inclines make me very breathless and long walks have to stop and rest every now and then. Last steep hill I walked up was that breathless made me sick.

my consultant told me nothing to do with reflux. Had heart tests and there all clear. Does anybody else have this. Problem?

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    Hello - I, too, suffer with Barretts and take two different medications, similar to yours.

    I am not a doctor, just a patient like you. My feeling is the Ompeprosole is what's leaving you breathless. I do not believe the reflux has much at all to do with it but check the side effects of your Ompeprosole. I think you will find that's a big issue with that med and well documented.

    I would discuss your situation with your doctor again. I'm willing to bet your breathlessness is attributed to your Omeprasole. 

    Take care -

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      Well if it really is from omeprazole then this is an extremly rare side effect. I've not encoutered any breathing problems from people so far by reading the forums. Also could be from other meds that the person is taking.

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      Hi Esic - this side effect is well documented with Omeprazole, especially with individuals over 60 years of age. Maybe not on this forum but a broader scope of the med's side effects certainly shows breathlessness at least in major studies of the med.

      My interpetration is it's not rare at all. Then again, I may be reading different studies that pertain directly to a larger audience than are on forums in general but report their side effects directly to the FDA and Consumer Affairs. I would attach links showing this information but it's not allowed.  You might try google... Side effects of Omeprazole, or specifically, does Omeprazole cause breathlessness.

    • Posted

      I appreciate that. Well then, alikiely should definitely visit a pulmonologist and if that's clear, what else then changing the omeprazole to for example pantoprazole or something simillar...

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    Well, you could be you hernia,depends on the position, since you heart is fine you can be sure that the problems is not comming from there, therefore your anxiety towards your heart will decrease.

    Did you check your lungs? Do you have some kind of respiratory disease maybe? Asthma or something even less benign.. Why don't you check that. Visit a pulmonology specialist if that comes clear then there is a strong probability that it is caused by you hernia.

    By the way, how long have you been on omeprazole? Are you daily on them? Any sides? tnx

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    I have been on ompresole 20g twice a day and ranitidine before I go to bed.for a year,

    normally my reflux quite bad but been much better since on medication no other side effects except breathless going to get checked for asthma, I am 55 and not that much overweight was fairly fit until stomach problems last 5 years had gallbladder removed

    now reflux, Barrett's and menopause 😩 Other than that I am fine lol 😀

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      Well I'm really glad to here that. I hope that the pulmonologist will have some answers for you. Reducing your weight could also help here maybe. It is never too late for that.

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