I have been researching the connections between dehydration, gerd and asthma/copd. What came first? I think with me it was dehydration causing gerd and gerd causing copd.
But is it asthma or emphysema or something else? that is the question, yes I was a smoker so naturally I was told I had emphysema. But many years ago when my acid reflux was
really bad I think during the night I inhaled it into my lungs and did the damage. I would like to hear your views on this. I saw a doctor years ago and he told me you only want sympathy, duh....needless to say I don't see him anymore, the next dr gave me a stern look when I told him I looked something up on Google, he said Google? Bad!. The last dr I saw was interested in what I had to say, hurray....I started on Seretide 2 months ago after having a Spyromothy test and it is helping a lot, I started to get breathless many years ago and it was always shrugged of as anxiety until finally I ended up in hospital and saw a lung specialist who did all the tests and diagnosed me with mild ashtma and mild emphysema. That was eight years ago. Due for another Spyromothy test in three weeks. Sorry for the long story, I have a habit of making short stories long, lol. Thanks for listening.