Background info...Out of experiment one day, I was having an asthma attack. Something just felt weird and the rescue inhaler wasn't cutting it. For the heck of it, I took a swig of Gaviscon. Moments later, asthma attack stops. Now about 60-75% of my asthma attacks need the Gaviscon. Asthma and chronic bronchitis have been worsening each year, reason until yesterday not offically diagnosed. For years, I have felt lumps in my throat, problems swallowing, diffuculty breathing, chronic lung infections, sore throat, hoarness in the morning, hacking up post-nasal drip (usually techno-colored gross stuff), chronic allergy issues, etc. Yesterday...I went to my former sinus surgeon (she's amazing, btw!): I am being treated for an infection in the lungs and what was thought to be the sinuses, although there is no congestion. Within seconds of being there, she hands me a brochure about LPRD (Laryngo-Pharyngeal Reflux Disease) and says "I think this is what is going on." Low and behold, ALL of my unexplained symptoms were in there! So I add another med in my arcenal, Nexium. We'll see how it goes! She believes the acid from my stomach is getting up into my sinuses (yuck!) and into my lungs causing the symptoms and my chronic breathing problems/infections. My lungs hurt most days and have difficulty breathing although there is no sigh of congestion or wheezing. How I hope Nexium is my magic bullet in keeping me healthier and breathing without pain: one box checked off, next! Amazing how this doctor knew what it was in 5 seconds! I'm so glad Dr. E had me go back to her! I have posted before about asthma and CB, just thought I'd share this discovery in case this is a light bulb for someone else too! Also, if you have tried to treat LPRD, did it improve your asthma and frequency of respitory infections? Or is my dream of a magic pill, just that...a dream? Chipping away, one thing at a time... Hugs to all and happy Friday!