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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 4/19/2005 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
In the last few weeks I woke I'm choking to acid in my throat I ate before going to bed, this has never happen to me  before.  Yesterday I got the burning sensation behind my breastbone, and when I push on it, well it hurts.  But the real thing that bothers me is the feeling there is something going up and down my esphagus (sorry for the spelling) I belch and belch and still it feels like there is food in my throat tube, and when I eat or drink it goes down so slow like it's going to get stuck!  I have had occasional indigestion from time to time, and 2 years ago I got a really bad case when I ate a spicey pizza. It took a week for the burning to stop in my throat.  Can anyone tell me please what this may be, I'm confused on the various things it could be they all sound the same!  Any help would be appreciated!  Thank you in advance!  How long can a bout of this last I thought heartburn indigestion only lasted a few hours its been 2 days with this uncomfortable food feeling going up and down, and also with the food & drinks feeling like they arent going to pass, but they do.  Sorry rambling......just don't know what to do have taken Mylanta, acid reducers, and alka seltzers.....HELP PLEASE!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 5/12/2005 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it's about time somebody answerd this one so I'll have a go myself, I am new to this forum too, I don't know why they won't answer the new people's question's ? out of 99 people that have looked at your letter, nothing !
You don't say how old you are, it seem's to me that as we get older the valve in the lower osofagus get's week and let's acid pass through, especialy when we are in bed sleeping, your symptom's sound just like mine, I have been told I have gerd, and need to take expencive pill's for the rest of my life, these pill's dont seem to make any diference at all, also I have raised my bed 6 inche's and I am eating very bland food, I still have the same pain when I wake up in the morning, just behind the breastbone same as you, sorry I can't be of more help but just like you nobody will answer my question's either !

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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 5/12/2005 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bethbo and bedwedge, I would personally like to say sorry for not answering both of your posts. Usually I will only answer to posts that relate to me or that I can relate with because I don't want to waste anyone's time reading my nonsense to something that I know nothing about. lol

I believe once they get a moderator for the forum that it shouldn't be much of a problem then.

Bethbo, you didn't say whether you have gone to the doctor with your symptoms. It sounds like they are happening quite often and its probably more serious than the occasional heartburn, you may in fact have GERD. To prevent the choking at night, I would suggest that you don't eat anything at least three hours before you go to bed. If we go to bed or lay down too soon after eating we haven't allowed the acids to finish breaking down the food in our stomach and of course they are still working, the overactive acids will splash back up into the esophagus especially if you are laying down. I'm not saying that this will prevent the reflux however should help with a little. Please see your doctor for your symptoms, OTC antacids are great for heartburn however they are limited in their effectiveness. Only a PPI can actually shut down the pumps that overproduce the stomach acid.
Des (dbab)
IBS, Diverticulosis, GERD, Cervical Disc Degeneration
"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it" - Mary Engelbreit

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