Can't sleep, AGAIN! Has anyone tried the Medcline pillows?

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   Posted 7/4/2013 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been following this forum off and on for a while now and am greatful for all the sound advise and empathetic voices.

I'm posting now for the first time because I'm really frustrated with my reflux and need some advice. I've stopped counting how may nights in a row I've woken up with terrible reflux. I've been on several different medications for my reflux, which usually manage things for a while but then seem to stop working after several months. Is that common? I watching what (and when) I eat but it doesn't always help.

I feel like I'm too young to even think about surgery (32 yrs old) so I've been looking into and asking different people about pillows for GERD. I've tried to sleep sitted up in bed, which has kinda helped, but holy cow I've gotten some serious kinks in my neck and head ache. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has heard of or better yet tried the Medcline GERD I called the compnay to see if they sell them in any stores so I could try one in person but they said they are only on amazon. I would like to know if it's worked for anyone both for relieving GERD and if it's more comfortable than DIY methods of using lots of pillows. Thier reviews are really good and seem legit but I'd like some real advice just in case.

Thank you in advance

Post Edited (pstailey) : 7/8/2013 12:02:25 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/4/2013 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I decided last year that I needed a new bed so went for an electric adjustable one and that has helped quite a bit as no need for more than one pillow and can raise the bed to suit circumstances so can have it higher if reflux is causing me no stop coughing or but lower if am not having problems that particular night. My sleeping is much better although it can take a while to get off! I used to have three pillows and end up slippng off them. Have also used what is sometimes called a orthopeadic pillow or V shaped one and that helped for a while but the bed is much better.
It cost more than ordinary bed but has been worth while.

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   Posted 7/4/2013 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
pstailey,-- an effective and cheap way is to elevate the head of your bed with blocks or bricks. This will prevent any bend at the waist which is what you want to avoid. And yes any bed companion will have no problem getting use to it. The doctors approve this method too. Give it a try before spending hundreds. The blocks are adjustable, easy to use. The wedge pillow will be put aside as you scoot down or tip sideways.

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   Posted 7/4/2013 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Bed bath and beyond has blocks they sell.

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   Posted 7/6/2013 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice. I've thought about the adjustible bed route like cairnlover said but my wife won't go for it. I had the same problem with the big plastic cup things that are used for propping up the head of the bed. She hated feeling like camping on a hill and sliding down all night. It kind of helped but not completely since I could'n't prop it up super far. I think the blocks actually contibuted to one of the sides of our sleigh bed breaking too. One of our bed rails is now propped up with a giant stack of post-it notes.

I've even tried the wedge pillow from BB&B that teacherman mentioned. The problem I had with that though is that when I use my normal pillow on top of it, my head and neck are the only thing really elevated, which doesn't really help (except to give me a stiff neck in the morning). Now I just use it for sitting up while watching TV in bed.

I'm not sure how long the Medcline pillows have been selling for, but I was hoping that based off how many people are on this forum that someone had tried it. I'm a total side sleep to, which is another reason why I'm interested it. I pretty much stay on my left side all not long, which I think is the side you're supposed to sleep on if you have GERD anyway, right?
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