I have been through about 3 phases in this problem over the last couple months. (acid reflux, breathing issue, indigestion)
Up until 2 months before my first Acid reflux and gerd symptoms, I had taken about 3 or 4 courses of Doxycycline for an unrelated issue. The last course was longer than the previous ones. 2 months after this course, I drank whiskey and ate crappy food one night and the next day had terrible pain in upper abdomen. After going to the doctor and them giving me PPI (prilosec). First they put me on 40mg twice a day. I felt so weak, like I wasnt absorbing any nutrients from food. Had a endoscopy done that only showed minor acid burning of esophogus. Around this time I began have breathing issues that got worse with anxiety and crappy food. This has gotten better when I keep my mind off of it.
The issue with my upper abdomen never went away until i quit the PPI's completely. Ive started feeling way better. I do not experience acid reflux at all. The breathing improved, but then I got bad indigestion. I was so bloated and stopped being able to produce a bowel movement. Took Betaine HCL supplements for a week until I noticed my heart beat was increasing, especially with meals or anxiety.
I can go #2 now, but I have to strain really hard to go. The stool is dark green and has white specs in it. It isnt hard stool which is weird since I have had a hard time going. Since the endoscopy, I have substantially reduced my carb intake ( i eat mainly chicken and rice with vegetables.) and use probiotics in morning, slippery elm at night, and coconut oil a couple times a day.
Other symptoms: increased anxiety, struggled breathing sometimes, white tongue, brain feels foggy, hair seems to fall out easily, fatigue.
Main concerns: Increased heart beat (went to er last night but I was fine), poor digestion, green stool.
Does anyone know about candida and if it sounds about right? Or have any other suggestions to improve my anxiety, digestion, or overall condition. Sorry for the long post.