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Long term breathing issues (nothing yet found) and terrible

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Long term breathing issues (nothing yet found) and terrible fear of anaphylaxis. No known allergies but keep waking up in the morning with itchy throat and phlegm and sometimes I get a tickle so bad I can't breathe for a few seconds. I do suffer acid reflux apparently so wondered if it could be that?
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

I am sorry to hear of your anxiety. Reflux would indeed be able to cause those symptoms. Are you taking a PPI such as Omeprazole?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I occasionally take omeprazole but because of my fear of anaphylaxis I don't like taking meds
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Occasional use has limited benefit, I would take it regularly if you want to help these symptoms

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have a slight allergy to my cat but I get this wherever I am even ehen I'm staying with friends etc. I'm so scared of anaphylaxis that I have no phone case because I'm scared of tpu or silicone allergy, I can't use deodorant because I'm scared of allergy and I don't wear cologne etc for the same reason.
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

I am sorry to hear, if you take Omeprazole and haven’t had anaphylaxis, then you are fine to take regularly

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is there any recommendations for what to do about the deodorant situation because I'm so worried about ir
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

See a dermatologist for patch testing to confirm what and if you are reacting to anything

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
My big fear is that it will become anaphylaxis really
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 12 days ago.

Is there anything else about the reflux you would like to ask?