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GERD and Trouble Breathing
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GERD and Trouble Breathing
Is it common for GERD to cause trouble breathing?

I have been dx with GERD.  I am on Nexium 40mg bid.  

I had really bad sx for some time but the Nexium seem to resolve the issue.  My gastro wanted me to do an endoscopy and it turned out to be normal!  Is this commen to have a normal endo and have had GERD sx?
  
I then at that point lowered my dose of Nexium to 40mg once daily.   About a week later I started to have breathing issues.  When I breath in, and then breath out, on the last of the expiration I feel a spasm and trouble to breath at that point and then I cough!  It is weird!  It happens at work usually when i am at my desk not under any particular physical or mental stress.
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Hi jr978,
GERD can cause breathlessness.
Not all patients with GERD have abnormal findings in endoscopy. Up to 70% have normal findings.
24 hours pH monitoring will help to diagnose GERD in these patients.
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