Can Stress Cause Acid Reflux, Horrible Shortness of Breath and Metallic Tas
This question is for Ted or anyone who may have some answers. I had a question posted below about some serious acid reflux problems I've been experiencing for several months now. I've literally tried "everything" including acv and baking soda but still, nothing has changed. The only conclusion I can come up with is stress. Just how much of a role can stress play when it comes to acid reflux. This is not a sob story:) Since last year, things have been horrible. My best friend (uncle) has been dying of emphysema so I have been literally doing everything for him. Later, during the year, I was told my Mom was suddenly going to die from liver damage. Then, I came down with extremely bad sciatica, so bad I could hardly walk because of the leg pain. Finally, the same uncle passes away in Feb, 06. By April, the symptoms began to come on slowly. Come June, I was in the emergency room with such horrible shortness of breath, I thought I was going to suffocate. It was then that I was diagnosed with acid reflux. I CONSTANTLY taste acid in my mouth. My throat constantly hurts, and I'm usually hoarse. I know I'm aspiring quite a bit of the acid as well. Is it possible that stress is so powerful, that it can cause all of this to happen? I don't know much about stress except that I don't handle it very well, and I have alot of it. If you or anybody else could give me some pointers, I would REALLY appreciate it! Also, in case I do have a hiatal hernia, does anyone know how to treat it conventionally? Thanks to all of you, this site is really great.
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