Can someone please explain to me the link between breathing and reflux because it's driving me crazy
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I've been having ongoing stomach problems for a while now which has led to reflux. I had an ulcer in my upper oesophagus so they put me on esomeprezole for two months (I didn't get chest pain so it must be the silent type). The ulcer cleared up and I'm not on any PPIs now. In between this, I started struggling to exercise because I couldn't take full breaths and got dizzy, along with chest pains. It lasted for a few days after I went for a long walk. It just got worse to the point where It hurts to take a deep breath. I can't exercise or take deep breaths without hours of chest pain, partial wheezing and dizziness.
My gastroenterologist has suggested it's something to do with either the bloating or the reflux. But he wouldn't explain it to me. I totally don't get the reason. I don't want to go back on PPIs because they make my stomach problem worse but I will go on some weaker ones if it will improve my breathing. I NEED to understand the connection before I do this. Does anyone have any experience of this?
(If it helps, I have what seems like frequent sinus problems, ear popping when I swallow and a lump in my throat most of the time - could be acid related).
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