I hope someone can help me. For the last year and a half I have had this horrible silent reflux, asthma vocal cord problem. I started right after my twin sister and her daughter died. I have a terrible time breathing - it is triggered (daily) by food, or exertion, and sometimes it just comes suddenly, for reasons I can't idientify.
I have had xrays, endoscopy, colonoscopy. "up the nose down the throat" test, barium swallow tests and all looik fine. They say I have a reflux and that it is aggravated by grief, anxiety etc. It is better than it was but I am still plagued every day. I can sleep fine, and althhough I have trouble breathing well enough to get to sleep, I am fine once I get there.
Almost as soon as I put food in my mouth I will start to wheeze. and it is difficult to enjoy eating.
Has anyone ever had this problem? I have tried Zigerid, Prylosec,Zantac and others and while it helps sometimes, other times it makes it worse. I heard that at my age (64) it is more likely you have less acid than you need and to take Betaine (hydrochloric acid) . have tried that and it helps sometimes. It all boils down to making the right guess at what the breathing problem is at that moment and if I guess wrong it is worse.
Thanks for any help you can give me.