Denise, you need to put pillows under the head of the mattress so your not sleeping flat. Get to a doc as soon as possible for a scope of your esophagus and stomach. I had GERD so bad I was aspirating in my sleep and not only almost choking to death but getting pneumonia. Stomach acid was not meant to be in our throats or lungs. I had surgery for mine 10 yrs ago but they have improved the procedure since then. They wrapped the upper part of the stomach around the esophagus to make a new valve. Mine is only a one way valve and I can not vomit now but like I said they have improved it a lot since I had mine done. But Prilosec or something like it may be all you need. I took Nexium for a long time but our ins stopped paying for it and will only pay for Prilosec.
Mayo and sweets were what bothered me the most. Sweets were fine as long as I didn't eat them before bedtime oh and cinnamon, I went years without eating anything with cinnamon in it and boy have I made up for it since the surgery. Mayo still bothers me some so I limit it.
I have a hard time getting dry things down since I have so little saliva so I have to be careful and drink a lot while eating. Before I gave up meats due to the gastroparesis I had a hard time getting some meats down. I got rice stuck not long ago and it wouldn't go down but thank goodness I was able to get it back up which was a first. I know kinda gross but some of us have this problem.
To do the test for gastroparesis you eat radio active food and they watch to see how long it takes to digest it. They only made me lay there for two hours and I still hadn't digested it. I have had no problems since I gave up dense meats and of course any raw veggies that are hard to digest.
I haven't had that full feeling after a small amount of food for quite awhile but I'm not sure that is a good thing.
Song are you on any meds for GP???
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