Curious to see if others suffer my symptoms

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Hi all. I’ve been around here a while. I’m 32, was diagnosed with a 4cm sliding hiatus hernia around a year ago, before which I had horrific acid day and night 7 days a week, even bending over at work it would rush up and felt like my throat was on fire. Anyway, since the diagnosis I have been taking daily Lansoprazole. I’ve not had acid since, well not that I can feel, but I wonder if LPR could be present as I understand PPI’s do not stop pepsin. So to the point (finally, sorry!) my voice doesn’t feel 100% ever, feels like using it is a slight strain and if I raise my voice it tends to be a little raspy, this is all the time, not just sometimes. But the one thing I really am curious about is I have a ‘wheeze’, again, it’s 24/7, doesn’t get better doesn’t get worse. When it’s quiet just breathing out of my mouth I hear a little whistle, every single time and have done for around a year, does anyone else have this at all? I don’t really suffer with sore throat but overuse (which is actually not overuse at all for normal people) causes discomfort but the wheeze is there continuously. I have an appointment with ENT next month as the last camera I had they never looked at my windpipe and larynx, Just the oesophagus and stomach, but it’s nice to discuss with others who go through these things. Any comments welcome. I wish you all well, mike

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    Hi there,

    I’ve also experienced the wheeze you are talking about; at  first I thought it was my asthma acting up but then I thought it made no sense since the only times I get asthma is when I have a bad cold.  Then I started reading up and found that the acid from your stomach can get aspired into your lungs, so in a sense the wheezing that you’re hearing is kind of like asthma. 

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    Yes I have same symptoms Mike. It’s rotten. Lucky for you to at least get some relief from your reflux. Ppis and H2 blockers have not done anything for me. The epigastric pain from mild gastritis and GERD is relentless. 

    All the best to you at your ENT appointment!

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    I appreciate your comments, many thanks, and I hope you find something to help asap Julia 
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    oh yes mike. i too was diagnosed with a large hiatal hernia with gastritis and mild esophagitis. a slight bend over causes breathlessness and chest pains. ive been on lansoprazole 30mg daily for 5 years now. i have sore throat from time to time. its horrible not to live a normal life. very strict on what to eat, sleeping with upper body and head elevated, and cant lift heavy things. hope u find some relief buddy.
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      Hi Alvin. Have you got face itching (near the eye), sinus and ear pain, ever while taking PPIs? I'm having those right now and I'm clueless what to do

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    Hi Mike

    Reflux can cause mock asthma including wheezing. I have lots of chest discomfit with occasional wheezing. I have seen a gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, asthma and allergy doctor, a cardiologist and two surgeons. The gastroenterologist and one of the surgeons think I have gerd, the other surgeon says I do not as only one of the four test were positive and he thinks that was a false positive. All the other test perfomed by the different specialist were negative. Who knows what is causing the chest pain and wheezing, sometimes the diagnosis is the hardest part of the journey. I guess repeat test are in order. Make sure your ENT has experience with LPR, lots of them don’t.

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