Is this GORD can it be hormone related?

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I have just seen a consultant who thinks I have GORD.  I am confused as I do not suffer from acid reflux.  My symptoms are a wheeze, cough, difficulty in breathing.   I have a swelling above my vocal chords.  I have been put on a restricted acid free diet, gaviscon 4x per day and some Lansoprazole 2x per day.   I do cough up mucus.  Is this reflux?    I have read a few posts  could this be hormone related?   I have no other menopausal symptoms .....   Last few days my bowel movements have been more frequent ...... Help please.  Thanks 

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    Hi, can't ans about hormores, but i do know that , reflux can do all sorts of odd things, it did affect my vocal chords for a while , it also gives me earaches/glands and headaches, acid reflux doesn't always give you heart burn it can be silent and come out in other ways

     

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    Hi Julie thank you for your comment.  I am just reading up on peri menopause and think there could be a link.....thanks for your comments 

     

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      thats ok, put on here what you find im heading towards that road my self and would like to know more out of interest, hope you find some help
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    Hi Sue 

    Look up LPR - silent reflux - I have this as well as a hiatus hernia. I had a troublesome cough and had no idea it was caused by acid! I think the tablets you are on will effect your bowels - as they change your digestion with acid reduction. You should feel better in a few weeks, if not go back - thats how I ended up discoveing my hiatus hernia!

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      Glenn,

      A cough is one of the signs of acid reflux, so is wheezing and shortness of breath.

      The digestive system and lungs are close neighbors.

      I have been expressing lots of mucus and coughing. Since I already have a pulmonary diagnosis, I thought that was the reason.

      I am in the mist of a ph probe test right night. Looking at my ph on the device of the test, it clear I have reflux because I have dropped to low ph and I do have burning, but it's on the right side, back and shoulder.

      Acid reflux shows up different in everyone's body.

      I plan to take the meds immediately after my test ends in the morning.

      Randitine twice a day

      One good thing, there is treatment available.

      I plan to change my diet too

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      Hi Dreaming!

      I'm on rantidine twice a day too - on this after a couple failed PPI's! I have also done the ph test - but unfortunately the machine I used didn't give me any readings - only time and date - and suppine if I was lying down! So frustrating as I am still waiting for the results!

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