Hi everyone, I’ve been experiencing reflux with no heartburn but burning in the upper oesophagus/throat region. My main symptoms were feeling food come back-up the oesophagus, coughing st night, hoarseness and a dreadful shortness of breath.
Been prescribed omeprazole 20mg a day for 28 days. Am over halfway through the course but shortness of breath is not improving. I’m not breathless as such; just can’t get a full, deep breath at all. This came on at the same time as the reflux.
I did go to A&E at first, fearing a blood clot. Lung x-ray was clear and recent FBC was fine, with everything in range.
Has anyone else experienced this dreadful inability to get enough air? The GP said my oesophagus could be pressing on the trachea. How long does oesophagitis take to heal? Any other tips to promote faster healing? I’ve ditched coffee and tomatoes and spicy food but am still drinking tea. I’m hypothyroid, so am needing tea to get going in the morning!
Any advice greatly appreciated.