Nearly eight in 10 heartburn sufferers experience symptoms at night. But staying up all night to fend off heartburn isn't practical. Share your tips on getting through the night -- free of heartburn. Share Your Experiences
- I have been getting heart burn for over 2yrs. I recently had a endoscopy, and was diagnosed with GERD. Its horrible to live with this. Everything I loved I can no longer enjoy, wine, italian foods, pizza. Its so bad for me that anything i try to eat makes me wanna throw up, food makes the acid raise so the food stays stuck in my chest and I have to throw up. I'm not a smoker or ever been over weight. As a result I lost weight because I can't keep anything down somedays.
I have tried every thing sleeping with 5 pillows, teaspoon of honey, water, vinegar, tums etc.
My GERD Dr has me on nexium and zantac. Which helped the first week but then the side affects where to much for me i stopped that and went back to prilosec, still same problem.
This is controling my life i dont know what else to do.
- —Guest Berky
- I've been taking protonix 40mg 1x daily for about a year now... I find taking it in the evenings are better for me... I don't eat after 7:00 and cannot eat alot of things I used to love... I also think coffee is a trigger but I still drink around 2 cups in the morning... my heartburn comes an goes an is hard to deal/w @ times but I just try to avoid certain foods and elevating the bed has also helped... :) I've tryed almost all meds and protonix works best for me... shell*
- —Guest shelly
24 hours of pain
- Im 46 been using nexium 40 mg once a day for 10+ years, it has taken care of all problems, i had severe erosion of my esophagus and has healed up now from the nexium, i worry about problems down the road taking the nexium everyday but for now it has greatly improved my quality of life... Reguards
- —Guest Trent
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I feel blessed
- I was diagnosed acid reflux since 2002, haven't stopped taking meds since. I was told that it’s non-curable but I keep on taking meds anyway. It at least helps easing the symptoms. My case is coughing and breathlessly choking. I feel blessed because the decease doesn’t affect my life too much. Not too much because I’ve got used to waking up every other hour at night due to cough or congested throat; and have to stay up for an hour or two until I couldn’t open my eyes and fall as sleep again. I am lucky if I could have some 5 hours broken sleep. Even worse, the emotional eating kicks in every night when I was awake. Then I am always caught falling asleep in church, seminars, watching TV, eating, sometimes even sleep standing. That wouldn’t please a lot of people, would it? Life is still going on though....
- —Guest Cravan
night time gerd
- i have tried
nexium- didnt work
aciphex - didnt work
some other ppi- didnt work
best thing for me that has worked is drinking apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp in 250 ml of water before meals and before bed + drinking slippery elm tea and sleeping on a wedge
- —Guest oeks
Heartburn acid reflux
- Drank coffee yesterday morning and an hr later my shoulder started to hurt and chest i know i cant drink coffee but i slipt and did so thinking it wont harm me just a half cup. I felt the heartburn and like burping feeling all day formore than 10 hrs i threw up couple times it feels horrible! Wnt to know if theres a cure?
- —Guest Ortiz
- I am only 23 and I have heartburn everyday on the regular. The meds the doctor gave me dont work at all. when it first appeared tums worked now it doesn't help at all. I drink a lot of water which I was told is suppose to help. I am not over weight at all but I started back working out due to being out of shape. I'm constantly burping a lot and when I do it it actually feels good for the moment. I am very picky when it comes to eating certain foods so I don't know what can really relieve me from this burning. Any suggestions please help.
- —Guest Jazz
Dealing with nighttime heartburn
- I am 17 years old and a couple times a month I will get severe heartburn, almost feels as if I'm going to throw up. What usually helps me is eating. I will eat a couple pieces of bread or crackers, probably not good for you late at night but I'd rather not be in pain. I usually get the same heartburn right before dinner time. Do you think something is wrong? It's unusual an goes away once I eat.
- —Guest SydneeDarling
- If I want to have a normal sleep this is what works for me: Not eating anything past 7.30pm tops (I go to bed at 11), eating smaller portions, not drinking anything after 9pm (just zipping if needed), and of course raising the head of my bed with blocks around 18 20 cms. (somehow less than that didn't work in my case).
- —Guest Chris
Here's what work for me
- I drink 28 pieces of pure lime juice first thing in the morning to put some alkaline in my body. I eat light and in small portions. Avoid food that can trigger reflux and I take 20mg omeprazole before bedtime.
sleeping with elevated pillows also helps. I just learned that sleeping on your left side helps also in not having heartburn. I was diagnosed with GERD in 2009 and I had heartburn several times a day so I changed my lifestyle and just follow simple steps to follow to avoid heartburn because it's really painful and uncomfortable.
Ice Cream Nites
- Nights have been and still are bad for me. Recently I have started taking ice cream, during the day as well as, at night. Helps instantly though the relief is temporary in nature. I believe the best cure is precaution ' Avoid the triggers as suggested by awherrmann'. No matter what the Doctors say. Has worked for me for the last 15 years.
- —Guest Hayat
- NIGHT TIME DRINK 1 OMEPRAZOLE 20MG AND USED TO LAY ON MY LEFT SIDE SO THAT THE FOOD NOT MOVED UPWARDS TO MY ESOPHANUS
- —Guest PORTIA
- I have a hiatal hernia and am trying to deal with it without surgery. I am very overweight and am doing an exercise program. I trying not to eat before bedtime but sometimes I get hungry. I also wake up at night and want to eat a sweet. Then my GERD reacts up to bad the food comes out my nose. Has anyone had that reaction? I take protonix 40 mg 1/day. But sometimes I think I should take it at night as well. I sleep with 4 pillows and that seems to help. I would welcome any other advise regarding this troublesome disease!
- —Guest Jeanette
- Try eating half an apple before retiring. I suffer from GERD and have used this effectively for many years
- —Guest liberte