I've been to a couple of doctors so far, but but before I go any further I'd like to hear from those who
have walked a similar rode.
I had a worsening progression of coughing spells, burping and stomach reflux, for which I visited the doctor.
The Dr. thought it was acid reflux, and prescribed Prilosec. This did help with the burping, and stomach reflux, but
I was still coughing. When I returned to the Dr., he recommended a lung specialist. The lung doctor (after 3
separate nights in sleep studies) diagnosed me with sleep apnea. He said that back-pressure from snoring was
pulling up stomach acid through my esophagus, and into my lungs for which he prescribed a CPAP machine.
I hate sleeping with it, but it does help some, although the problem still isn't fixed.
If I drink anything (carbonated or not), and then lay down, it will come back up, and into my mouth within a minute or two.
Also, If I eat dinner and sit on the couch, the same thing happens.
My sister is a nurse, and suggested Nexium, which my Dr. approved. I tried it for 2 months, and found it didn't work as well
as Prilosec, so I'm back on Prilosec.
From all of you, I greatly appreciate shared thoughts, and input for consideration. THANK YOU