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@gregoryps

I have been diagnosed with pseudo-dyspnea, caused by GERD – stomach acid. I take omeprazole 40 DR twice a day. Exercise helps reduce it, lying down after food or bending provoked shortness of breath. My relatives have a rescue asthma inhaler. Is it safe to try it when I have shortness of breath? Can inhaler make the problem worse?

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