'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

Can GERD give you heavy, tight chest, breathing problems in general?

Can GERD give you heavy,tight chest,breathing problems in general?

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Jessi Herr
I’ll apologize in advance for the long story!
In January I went to my doctor because I had horrible chest pain/pressure and I felt like someone was literally sitting on my chest and it was hard to breathe. Because I have a history of anxiety she said that’s all it was. I saw her twice, went to walk-in 3 times and went to the ER once and everyone said it was just anxiety because once it’s in your chart that you have anxiety that’s all they see 😑 a few weeks ago I was talking to someone about it and they said I bet it’s acid reflux. Now I have been on omeprazol for 2 years so I do have a history of acid reflux. So I starting treating it like reflux, specifically taking slippery elm and weening off the omeprazol and taking ranitidine. And the chest crap was literally gone in a day with the slippery elm. That was literally the only problem I had, I didn’t have an acidy stomach feeling or anything. Now that the chest problem is gone though I’m noticing my stomach feeling acidy more, but I would take that over the chest issues any day.

Alyssa Redinger Lee
Thank you for taking your time to explain! Im going to the hospital to see what they can say about it. N hopefully do a scan or mri.

Alyssa Redinger Lee
I also deal with constant dizziness.

Jessi Herr
I’m just so mad that they just brush things off. Like if she would have taken the time to look at me or do any type of tests or scans I wouldn’t have had to suffer for 3 months! DO NOT leave the hospital until they actually do something for you!! I’m sick of doctors thinking they can just label everyone with anxiety when most of the time that’s not even what it is!
So I think the chest issues is basically from damage to the esophagus, so with the slippery elm basically acting as a bandaid it felt better. Have you tried slippery elm??

Alyssa Redinger Lee
Jessi Herr i heard good things about. It. I wana try it.i dont wana be on drugs from doctors. They are scary . Side effects r scary

Jessi Herr
Alyssa Redinger Lee I highly recommend giving it a try! So far it’s helped me the most out of anything will the chest/throat pain/pressure!

Alyssa Redinger Lee
Jessi Herr how much is it??? Do u have to order it online???

Alyssa Redinger Lee
N when do i start it,after i stop protonix.

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Jessi Herr
Alyssa Redinger Lee you can get it online (I got on amazon) or at any natural market, I use NOW brand. I got a pack of 2 100 count bottles for $13. You can use it even with protonix I would think, I was on omeprazol when I started if. I take 2 400mg capsules after every meal but some people take it 30 minutes before every meal, and you have to take them with a full glass of water!

Alyssa Redinger Lee
I googled it ,shopping. It dpesnt say anything about acid reflux

Jessi Herr
It coats your throat and stomach and protects from the acid which promotes healing, just google “slippery elm for acid reflux”

Alyssa Redinger Lee
What about nexium

Jessi Herr
Nexium is a PPI, those are what I’m trying to stay away from cuz they have horrible side effects!

Alyssa Redinger Lee
Ohhh. Okay. Its sold at walmart tho.

Jessi Herr
Oh it’s probably even cheaper there! I just prefer NOW brand which I don’t think Walmart has.

Alyssa Redinger Lee
Jessi Herr it says walmart has it. But i searched online. But i think they should have it. Now,can i stop protonix n stick with "now" slippery elm

Danny Chapman
Yes it certainly does but you need a good heart work up just to rule that out. I just had one a week ago and I'm above average cardio health.

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