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Closetfire
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/17/2006 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed this last week I've been waking up with a small amount of heartburn every day. I've been making sure not to got to bed after I've eaten (in fact i'm HUNGRY when I go to sleep), I take 2 gaviscon before bed like I was told, I sleep at an angle, on my back or left side. I really don't know what other bases I don't have covered because it only started getting this bad this last week and I can't think of a single thing I've done different.

Any ideas?

Precious
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 151
   Posted 10/20/2006 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you drink too much liquid with your meals? Do you drink carbonated drinks, especially a no-no. I sleep on my left side and don't go to bed at least 3 hours after a meal. I watch what I eat, cut down on fats and eat more grains, vegetables,etc.
Do you bend over after meals?
I know that from taking antacids in the past, it makes the problem worse later on. It's called acid-rebound. How long have you been taking gaviscon? I quit taking any antacids or PPI and take herbal supplements and watch my diet. So far I've been fine.

Closetfire
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/20/2006 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
"I know that from taking antacids in the past, it makes the problem worse later on. It's called acid-rebound."

I think we may have a winner here...

"How long have you been taking gaviscon?"

A few months, and I've been on nexium since march.

DANIE
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 321
   Posted 10/21/2006 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I dissolve 3 DGL licorice tablets in my mouth before going to sleep and never had a problem at night. Maybe you can try it.

Lonibel
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 10/21/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
In my experience, there is a fine line between eating too heavily and causing heartburn, and not eating ENOUGH and causing heartburn.  I've found that fish and chicken are best for me to eat at night and to eat at least 3 hrs before bedtime.  I've got to put some protein in there at night, or I don't sleep well and get the burning.

DANIE
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 321
   Posted 10/21/2006 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone is different and we all have to try things to see what helps us. I do believe that you have to eat protein in whatever form your system can take, vegetables are definitely not enough to stay healthy.
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