Does this sound like GERD?
I have been dealing with these medical issues for four months now, I have had a CAT scan, EKG, and chest x-rays. Also blood troponin test, and a D dimer test. I have shortness of breath every single day, all day long. Some days I cough all day long, shortness of breath, and feeling as if there is a lump in my throat. My dr just got me medicine for GERD, omeprazole last week. I’ve been taking it every day with no signs of improvement. I’m afraid it could be something with my heart, narrowing aorta or heart failure. The drs don’t seem to think so because I have have “swollen feet”
Today I have been short of breath, all day, a constant cough, lump in my throat feeling and sometimes difficulties swallowing my own saliva.
- 1 month ago
It sounds like it could be one possibility, but it's not that easy to diagnose sometimes as there's some other conditions that seem to cause similar problems which throw you off the trail if you poke around on well known popular health diagnoses websites.
It could be some sort of Acid reflux condition such as GERD, or it could be a hiatal hernia (which can cause similar problems), or a gall stone problem.
Also slight possibility of a sinus problem causing something called "post nasal drip" that can also cause a similar problem, but the acid reflux can also apparently cause sinus + ear problems also.
There could also be the possibility of anxiety attacks helping make the problem worse from being put on edge by the other symptoms.
I've found a combination of honey, whiskey, ground cinnamon, ginger + ground nutmeg seem to help a bit if taken a few nights in a row before bed (essentially a "hot toddy" more normally used to treat colds/flu)Source(s): regularly trying to find the answer to why I feel a trainwreck the last 5-8yrs. https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/underst... https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hia... https://www.healthline.com/health/gallstones#sympt... https://scarysymptoms.com/2018/11/can-postnasal-dr... https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/generalised-anxiety-... https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/achalasia/