Hey all, been on and off here over the past 3-4 months and still not gotten anywhere with my NHS and private doctors!
I'm sill having absolutely awful breathing problems 4 months down the line with no end in sight. Had every test under the sun, spirometry, chest x-ray, CT scan, heart echo. Had a scope last month (still awaiting biopsy results) and have manomatry next week but nothing has come out. For all intents and purposes, I'm perfectly fine and healthy.
Obviously, the first response would be 'it's all in your head' but it isn't. I can assure anyone who asks. Right now, I'm almost gasping, I've done some walking this morning and feel exhausted. I got out of breath having a shower this morning. I'm also 37.
I have definite stomach/gastro issues. Symptoms of reflux, chest 'fullness', gassy, bloated, having to eat a gluten free diet at the moment and I'm even having some problems eating some gluten free foods.
I have a whole load of problems going on, I've been off work over 2 months but my main issue is still breathing issues.
So basically, my question is: have any of you guys/girls had reflux that has led to stomach acid entering your lungs? I'm at a loss at the moment, so many things have been ruled out but there's a definitive link because each time I eat something really carby or a big meal my breathing gets so much worse.
I - rather stupidly - had a few drinks with my wife over the weekend. From the following day up to now my breathing has been chronic. Just can't find any explanation and it's really starting to wear me down.