I've been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years (24 years old now, diagnosed at 22 months and have always maintained good blood sugar control (A1C from 7 - 8). Recently I have experienced frequent heartburn, and near constant burping. I know these are symptoms of gastroparesis, which is a common complication. I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with this and if they have had success in treating it?
Next, I also am having issues with ym breathing. It feel like I can never get a full satisfying breath. I have to gasp for air (in a sort of slow and controlled manner) every few breaths or I feel light headed. I am scheduled for an echocardiogram this week to investigate.
My GP dismisses most of my symptoms as beign anxiety related. While I do often experience anxiety I experience the symptoms when I am totally calm, leading me to believe they are not anxiety related. Furthermore, the symptoms have worsened over time.
I had constant burping and was diagnosed with GERD. I tried Pepcid, Zantac, and Prilosec to no avail. The one thing that helped was cutting down on caffeine (which causes acid reflux). Don't drink caffeine after 12pm and only 1 cup. It has worked wonders.
I'm also a type 1 diabetic, though I've only had diabetes for 5 years, and I also have been experiencing this lightheaded, shallow breathing, burping problem. I've also been told they're anxiety related, but like you, it happens when I'm going to sleep and times when I'm not anxious. I was wondering if you ever heard anything conclusive from your doctor as to what this could be.
Hey, I'm another type 1 with the same strange symptoms of breathing and burping. I've had type 1 for 7.5 years, and am 23 now. Three years ago I had surgery to correct extreme GERD and gallbladder disease (a Nissen fundoplication). Since then I've started having extreme difficulty taking a deep breath, and a burping problem. Originally I also had a hiatal hernia, but the doctors keep saying that this time around it's just anxiety. Anybody else find anything yet?
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