Having episodes of Aspiration when sleeping has caused Asthma. - gdytko

Oh No Associated with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer. Posted on April 2, 2014 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I would have episodes of aspiration maybe once or twice a week. Usually I could cough it out and it's only a little amount but the burning from the stomach acids has caused its damage. I woke up early morning one day and it wasn't bad at first. I thought I was fine, but as I was trying to cough it got harder to breathe. Thankfully I had an old rescue inhaler from a few years ago when I had some bronchitis symptoms. It still worked and I felt my breath come back. Later in the day I ended up going to the ER after nonstop vomiting and heaving. They did a chest x-ray and said they saw some issues and for me to go see my primary doctor. They thankfully didn't see any infections but I should make an appointment with my doctor. A couple days later at my appointment, I failed the breathing tests and he put me on the Asthma inhaler and a new rescue inhaler.

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  • whitebirch's Avatar
    whitebirch

    I hope the new meds keep you comfortable.

    over 6 years ago
  • gdytko's Avatar
    gdytko

    Yes, they help a lot. I took breathing for granted before that happened. It's a great relief having the inhaler now, for when I need it.

    over 6 years ago

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