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Back in March I got a nasty lower respiratory infection (it was never diagnosed because COVID restrictions were in place, but it seemed an awful lot like viral walking pneumonia). I was coughing really violently and unable to walk more than a few feet for a few weeks, but after about a month of being really sick I started to recover slowly. About a month after starting to recover (around the end of May), I started to have a recurrence of respiratory problems, shortness of breath, chest pain on inhale, cough, intense fatigue. I was told it could be post-viral asthma, but none of the medications worked and had normal blood, heart and lung function tests (crp, thyroid, d-dimer, sed rate, cbd, spirometry, and EKG). I also started to notice a sensation of getting extremely full after eating only a little bit (around June) and a globus sensation in my throat for hours after eating as well as a dull almost cramp-like pain on my left side under my lower ribs that can be really uncomfortable especially when sitting upright. In August I went on omeprazole daily and that helped my respiratory symptoms quite a bit and allowed me to eat more for a little while but after about one month on the PPIs I started having trouble swallowing to the point that I can only eat liquids and so much fullness in my stomach that some days I feel so full from drinking water that I don't eat any food. I had an EGD endoscopy and they found that everything is normal except some mucosal changes in my duodenum and this could be caused by celiac disease. I'm curious if anyone has seen anything like this. I can barely function given my inability to eat and have lost a lot of weight. I'm planning to try a gluten free diet, but I just feel like nothing has really been working and I'm really frustrated and heartbroken to give up bread.
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