I have shortness of breath when my symptoms flare up. In fact have had it the last
couple of days. It usually happens when the bloating occurs and that happens when
I eat too much brown rice over a period of weeks, and get constipated.
I personally believe that the bloating puts pressure on arteries and veins, which causes blood flow problems, which is why I get lightheaded when this happens. And
I think it also pushes up on esophogus (hoope thats the right term) blocking air flow a bit.
When I get this way I do an enema which "unclogs me" and I take probiotics
a few times a day afterwards and lay off of rice for a while. Enzymes for digestion
also helps but make my ears ring something terrible so I take them rarely.
My ears have also been stopped up lately which I think goes with the bloating and restricted blood vessels but its just my theory.