I joined this group last year but haven't been very active. When I was first diagnosed in 2017, my symptoms were shortness of breath on exertion, but also my spirometry results were not good and also I felt/feel chest constriction most of the time. I started out with a rescue inhaler but it didn't help so I stopped using it. About a month after the asthma diagnosis I went through cardiology tests because I was having palpitations. I wore a heart monitor for 2 days and noted when I was having them, but strangely, when the data was analyzed, palpitations were not occurring. After months of weirdness I finally had an endoscopy and it shows I have GERD, but it's the atypical type where classic "heartburn" is not what's felt.
One year later after several changes in drug regimens, I still feel lousy and I am, of course, out of breath especially when I wake up. Never scary, always uncomfortable.
I guess what I am looking for is advice? Other people having gone through/going through this kind of dual condition. Or if you happen to live in Fairfield County, Connecticut and know a doctor who specializes in the intersection of these two diseases I would really like to know about it..
Just on a positive note: the silver lining, or rather the consolation prize, might be that I greatly improved my physically fitness while trying to overcome my diagnoses.
thanks for listening