I have bad acid reflux attributed to GERD. I frequently feel it as far up as my mouth. Obviously this gets through the LES and UES.
I also have sleep apnea and lately I've been having all sorts of complications around breathing, fatigue, and a whole slew of other things. My nights are bad and days usually go as the night does.
I'm not not going to go into all the details of my symptoms (I am not looking to be diagnosed here), my question is if what I believe is occurring is even medically possible.
What I feel like is happening at night, as odd as it sounds, is that at times when I breath, I feel like I am sucking gasses out from my stomach. As odd as it sounds, I wonder of I am experiencing an apnea event and when the tongue closes or reduces the airway, I keep inhaling but out from the stomach rather than air. Apnea playing a role here or not, the sensation is that with every breath my stomach decompresses. I also have breathing issues at times when fully awake and wonder if as I am breathing I am sucking in stomach gasses along with the air.
Whatever is happening it's fucked me up pretty good. I'm going back to my gastro next week. This is the latest belief of what I'm experiencing/what the hell is going on with me at night and messing me up by day. Wanted to run this by anyone who has knowledge of such things before I go chasing this down a rabbit hole of specialists.
Note, I have used pulse-oxymeter and shows my oxygen levels as 97% or 98% so that may disprove my theory right there, however I know CO2 in particular cannot be detected by pulse-oxymiter and requires a blood gas test taken from artery.
Thank you in advance.