I am due an endoscopy at the end of the month to look at my oesophagus. I had a bad bout of reflux, without heartburn but just acid burning my throat. This then lead to breathlessness, or rather a feeling of being unable to get a deep breath.
The GP prescribed omeprazole 20mg, which took away the burning sensation in my throat but did nothing to relieve the breathing problem. She then upped it to 40mg, in a single dose but again, no effect on breathing.
My breathlessness gets worse about 20/30 mins after eating. I feel as though my airway closes up. My breathing is usually best first thing in the morning (but not always) and worsens as the day goes on and I eat.
My suspicion is that I may have oesinophilic oesophagitis. I am hoarse, my voice is deeper and I feel irritation in my lower throat area - almost like a constant mild tickling/tingling sensation.
Is there anyone out there who has experience of this condition? Are there successful treatments for it or will I feel like this forever? I’m finding it more and more distressing.