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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/28/2013 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone get the heartburn at night? I hate it...its the worst. I just drink carafate and withstand it. My bed is raised very high. Sometimes I'll sleep in a recliner if it helps. But then there are nights like last night, during which I'll wake up a couple times and have heartburn and assume I've had it all night...brutal.

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Date Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 3/28/2013 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have terrible night symptoms (99 percent horrible cough) but I only get them on nights I've eaten too late/close to bed time... also I believe there is some reflux that just defies gravity. No amount of wedges/raising bed will stop it.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 3/29/2013 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever tried Ranitidine in addition to PPIs?  Before surgery, my PCP and asthma docs wanted me on 40mg Protonix before breakfast and before dinner, and 300mg Zantac/Ranitidine at bedtime.  It seemed to help at night.
Have you read this article on how to get the most out of your PPI?
Hope you had a better night last night!
Take care,
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