I'm 34 years old. Everything started after I gave birth, to my only daughter, who is now 4 years old.
I was recently diagnosed with Low Mobility of the Sphincter (LES/ Esophagus). I also have: diverticulitis, gallbladder partially filled, 9mm cyst on my right kidney, fat liver infiltration, IBS, chronic moderate gastrite and acid reflux. I suffer from anxiety and stress (extreme stress). From this whole combo, what is bothering me the most right now is the fact that I have been suffocating myself with air/gas for the past year. I trap gas in my intestines, my belly gets very bloated. I also trap air inside my throat, esophagus, I can't burp. I was never able to. I often wake up not being able to breath. This only happens after i eat. At first it was a few foods, now even water does that to me. Gets much worst, if I take any medication ex. muscle relaxer, antidepressant. I feel that whatever relaxes my esophagus, makes it hard for me to breath. I also have a history of nasal congestion, which I think I fixed with a radio-frequency procedure, not too long ago. I feel that when I sleep, almost sitting because of the reflux, something happens and i maybe don't breath through my nose, so i breath through my mouth and then the issue of the esophagus makes the air trap? Sometimes Im feeling fine and go to bed, and wake up with a huge bloated belly and not able to breath. When I eat, I must drink water for the food to go down. My back aches and it won't go away.
I have also done sleep tests and I have no apnea. But apparently, something is happening while I sleep, as I don't reach the deeper levels.
I'm currently on Rabeprazole for reflux, Resotran for constipation, probiotics. I also use almagel plus, have used simenthicona, gas x and all the other medicines availabe at the pharmacy.
I'm tired. I'm frustrated. I'm scared. I have been through several family doctors and specialists. I don't know what else to do or what to try to fix first?