Hi. I'm posting this in a couple diff forums 'cause I don't even know what body area is causing the problem. I have been having trouble breathing most days for the last 3 weeks. I feel like I keep having to force myself to yawn all day to get enough air. It feels like my throat isn't open all the way or like there's bubble that won't pop in my esophagus at the bottom of my neck near my sternum (that's what it feels like to me.) I don't think it's anxiety bc. it started randomly at work when I wasn't upset or anything, it lasts all day and sometimes nights when I'm not feeling stressed, the couple times I HAVE been really stressed or upset were days when the breathing WASN'T bothering me, and I'm NEVER thinking about it when it starts. I have also tried breathing exercises, which have not helped.) I have been to see several doctors about this, and no one can figure it out. They've done a scope through my nose down to my vocal cords, tested me for asthma, taken chest and throat x-rays, did an ekg, tested my blood and my oxygen, done an ultra-sound of my gallbladder, and all they've been able to tell me is that MAYBE the combination of drainage from my nose and reflux from my stomach have been irritating my throat, causing the muscles to spasm.(I've also been having awful acid reflux that has been making me throw up, inspite of my Rx for it, coupled with diarrhea and extreme pain in my throat, esophagus, chest/stomach, some dizziness/head rushes when standing up, and some random heart palpitations.) I've been taking Claritin D for the last few days and that seemed to be making my breathing better, UNTIL today. I have pretty severe non-allergic rhinitis, for which I've taken Nasacort spray for for years. Even when my nose isn't stuffy, and even WITH the nasal spray, I'm often not able to breathe through my nose bc. my nasal passages swell (esp when the temperature and humidity change), so I can't get enough air in. This FEELS like the exact same thing is happening in my throat. And I've noticed that days when I can't breathe through my throat seem to be the same days that I can't breathe through my nose. I've done a ton of research now in the last 3 weeks since no one can figure this out, and according to all the info I've been able to find, it seems like my symptoms fit best for a hiatal hernia, mild congestive heart failure, gallbladder (which they did an ultrasound of), or anxiety (but like I said, I'm almost positive it's not anxiety since it seems to have no correlation at all w/my mood.) I finally got in to see my new fam practicioner 2 days ago, and he ordered an uppper/lower endoscopy. So now I'm waiting for the gastroenterologist to schedule me, and I'm going to try to get in to see an allergist as well. However, I don't know how long it will take to get in to see the GI dr, and really don't know how much longer I can take this (esp since I'm a teacher/actress/singer who likes to exercise, and it's really hard to do ANY of that when I can't breathe.) So my question is, is there something you can think of that the doctors have missed?? And is there anything at all I can do in the interim before I see the gastro and possibly allergist?? I've been following the acid reflux diet VERY strictly for the last few weeks, and haven't had alcohol or gluten in months. I am so, so miserable, so if you can think of anything at all, please let me know!.Thank you!!