I have GORD ( Gastric Reflux), mainly at night. I get asthma mainly at night. I know about acid droplets irritating the lungs etc., but I noticed another connection about a week ago.
I have been sticking with my 3 x 200 mg Clenil Modulate and Salbutamol as needed. I noticed that after Salbutamol my GORD got a lot worse. After a search I found that Salbutamol relaxes the airway as it is supposed to, BUT it also relaxes the sphincter muscle that stops acid reflux. So I stopped using the salbutamol and just used the Clenil Modulate.
My GORD has not magically gone away, but it is sure a whole lot better.
Now I am looking for a suitable alternative to salbutamol, I have tried Fostair, but it made me ill ( feeling sick and headache). Then I tried a green one ( Formoterol?), but it has the same effect on my GORD.
Is there a bronchodilator that will not affect my GORD?
Sorry it's so long.