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This is the first time I have posted on this site but I have found it so useful reading the experiences of people suffering the same symptoms as me.
I was a really fit and well person until October 2006. Suddenly I started getting palpitations, breathlessness, dizziness etc. To cut a long story short after 3 visits to A&E and an admission to hospital for a week where I had all the cardiac tests including an angiogram, I was told my heart is fine (but the symptoms continued).
My GP thinks it is all to do with stress/anxiety but is brilliant and got me a gastroscopy which showed moderate oesophagitis. Prescribed PPIs which gave some nasty side effects but have now found one which I can tolerate a bit better but it hasn't stopped the painful burning and aching chest completely. Also some foods really cause me a lot of discomfort.
I am currently having a series of respiratory tests and a stomach ultrasound but nothing has shown up yet.
My question is: does anyone else get really breathless with oesophagitis/acid reflux? From being so fit I can now not even do light activities like housework/gardening/walking etc without getting really breathless and having to rest. Has anyone else experienced this and if so have you any advice? Does it get better eventually?
I hate feeling so unfit. I am 56 but have always kept really active and looked after my health. My energy level now is zilch.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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