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.
IBS, Diverticulosis, GERD, Cervical Disc Degeneration
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