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A 26-year-old female asked:

All the times when i drink a cup of alcohol beverage , caffeine beverage or soda caffeine beverage i have difficulties to breath,chest pain and the anxiety levels increase. why this is happening?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
C/p SOB s/p caffeine: You may have reflux as all the beverages you mentioned can increase reflux and cause gastritis .Would also check for H pylori a bacteria in the stomach that can exacerbate gastritis. Would avoid these products . Consider trying famotidine over the counter to help with reflux. Caffeine can increase anxiety. Rarely other- cardiac -MVP (mitral)F/u/w/ MD https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/caffeine/

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