can reflux effect arms and legs and eyesight
can reflux effect arms and legs and eyesight
I have not heard that acid reflux can affect the arms, legs or eyesight but you can never tell. The human body is a complex machine. Here is some information that might help you ask all the right questions when you talk to your doctor.
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I have experienced blurred vision and tingling ,numbness sensations down my arms and legs as well as numbness in my lips. I have severe bouts of reflux secondary to poor motililty. I am on nexium 40 mg twice a day and iv pepcid 20 mg twice a day as well as iv nausea medications daily.Reflux can also make you feel dizzy. I am a registered nurse and I have taken care of patients with these symptoms as well. The other atypical symptom I have with severe spells is nose bleeds. I was told the acid refluxes and irritates the nasal passages. Hope this helps.
I get these symptoms and I have been dealing with this for about 3 years. I have burning up and down my arms and legs, up ontop of my head and my lips have gone numb and sometimes the inside of my nose burns. I have pressure at the front of my head and I get dizzy and my vision goes blurry. when it is bad, my heart rate goes way up and I get dizzy and feel like I can't breath, it is not a panic attack, at this point I usually feel like I have to go to the bathroom right away, I don't have diarreah but once I have a bowel movement and take a tums and (try to calm my heart rate) and force alot of burps out, I usually feel better. I think it also has something to do with the vagus nerve too, but I haven't found a family doctor yet willing to help me, they never want to listen and just want to prescibe a bunch of medication for me so they can make money, I hate MDs. The only thing that has ever helped me is a Chiropractor. I have tested positive for H Pylori but did not take the antibiotics. The Chipractor told me that once my immune system gets up that it will naturally fight it, and that everyone has H Pylori to one degree or another. I was like a different person once I started seeing a chiropractor, I felt better than I ever had, which Im only 37 but these symptoms were so severe it made me bedridden and I could hardly walk and I was dizzy and nauseated constantly. But I moved 4,000 miles away about 8 months ago and went to a new chiropractor a few times since moving here, but didn't feel he was giving me the kind of treatment I needed and stopped going. So, guess what? Yep my symptoms are coming back full force. So I have been hunting for a good chiropractor in my area and hope to find relief again soon. I hope this helps someone because it is really hard to deal with, it can also make you feel exhausted almost like chonic fatigue is a symptom.
At times when I have had high acid level in my stomach and intestinal tract, I have experienced a heavy, "rushing" feeling down my arms and a major swelling in my mid section. I have also experienced fuzzy vision which, has occasionally been accompanied by jagged, glittering objects, sort of like lightning, in both eyes. They start out small, gradually expand toward the edges of my eyes, and eventually go away. When this happens, I always eat something and drink juice, in case it is caused by low blood sugar. I've asked doctors about the jagged objects but haven't received any answers or directions. I would appreciate learning about any similar experiences.
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