If you have reflux disease there are many ways to manage GERD, including diet and lifestyle changes, medications, surgery and alternative therapies. You may want to read over some of the posts by several of my friends from the GERD Forum.
Elevation of the head of your bed (because lying down can make GERD worse) and avoiding lying down for 3 hours after eating are some of the first things GERD patients are instructed to do if nighttime is hard for them.
I hope the GI Dr. discovers your problem - I am not dx, just posting some info so you have some ideas about what GERD is and how GERD can mimic heart pain. Link with general info from GERD Forum:
GERD Treatment Options !
- A doctor said that you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic disease that causes ongoing pain and burning in the chest and throat (heartburn). GERD is also called “acid reflux disease.”
- You want to know what research says about your options.
- Check out this link provided by Denise, one of our wise members. Thanks Denise.
Hope your wife is doing well.