Hi Damo :) Our GERD moderator is on leave at the moment so I thought I would pop in here because I suffer from acid reflux and like to check in here on occasion. When you say that you have strange tastes, when does this happen the most? I get alot of weird tastes in my mouth after I wake up. Having difficulty in swallowing was my first sign that something was wrong. It then proceeded to having a painful "lump" in the middle of my chest and stomach pain along with nausea. I told my GI this and he prescribed me Prilosec (Omeprazole) which is a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) and slowly my reflux problems went away. It definately sounds to me that you are having acid reflux issues. How late do you eat at night? Do you have dinner close to bedtime? If so, you might want to eat a little earlier in the day and when you go to bed, sleep with your head and upper chest elevated. This will keep the acid reflux down. Are you on any meds for this right now? When you take your Uc meds, do you take it with food?
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