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Gerd vs Asthma

Hi, I have always battled severe asthma and this year I have had an ongoing battle with LPR which is a variation of Gerd and currently I think I have both conditions flaring. I recently had a blood test done to track my theophylline levels and it came out very low. I’m too concerned that the doctor will increase it. And it could end up being the reflux all along. Any advice would be appreciated?


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  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi Weezer and thanks for this recent post of yours (above) from 5 hours ago. This thread has been a little confusing with the ‘above’ and ‘below’ references, as the website doesn’t always assign the post in the correct order. Rest assured that we have read all your posts and reply accordingly. It’s not too bad to figure them all out. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

  • Weezer author
    5 months ago

    Hi yes the ENT consultant did a lyrangeoscopy over a period of a few months and diagnosed both severe asthma and the LPR side my side. He said that it could well be that I had Gerd all along since my teen years and that’s now presenting up into my throat and also aggravating the asthma as well.

  • Dia SWS
    5 months ago

    Hi, I also have LPR and it is important that you see a medical professional. Have you seen an ENT or Gastroenterologist? It is important that you are treated correctly for both conditions or rule one out. Have you had a scope?

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi again weezer – in the post of mine (above), I was referring to your most recent post (below, not above!) Sorry for the confusion!
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi again Weezer and thanks for your recent reply (above). I hear you and hope that others in the community will respond to your concern with their own experiences. In the meantime, I thought you might find it informative and interesting to look over any of this material on GERD: https://asthma.net/?s=GERD. I do hope you find it to be helpful. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

  • Weezer author
    6 months ago

    Hi Leon, Thank you for the reply. I am actually searching for anyone else who may have both conditions side by side. I have seen a lot of specialists who seem to say that those with severe asthma tend to develop or already have a variation of gerd (this I find odd) so I would love to know if that’s true and to find out how others have adapted with their condition. I am keen to know if true.

    The moment the LPR is actually aggravating the asthma to almost flare.

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi Weezer and thanks for your post. We appreciate your concern with both conditions flaring simultaneously. You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety). You may want to discuss this more intently with the physician who you think may increase your medication. It sounds like you are making every effort to determine a more precise diagnosis. Please do check back and keep us apprised of your progress. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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