dont stack pillows that will hurt you more then do you good.
Your suppose to use bricks..under the head of your bed raise it up about 4 to 6 inches..its a pain cause the blankets slide down and the beds a pain to make in the morning..but it really does help to do this....I have bricks under both my beds in mass and sc...
For those using anacids...forget the mylanta and maalox. the very best anacid to buy over the counter is Gaviscon. Maxium strenght Gavison liquid.
Take two tablespoons and drink a glass of water with it..not to many people know to do this .as it makes a foaming barrier rise up in your lower esopahgus and protects it.
Mylanta and maalox may even make things worse by giving you loose bowels.
they also have gavison tablets but i find the liquid works best..and stick with it..espeically before bed..and even if your taking prilosec or zantac or tagament dont matter add this to your therapy.
Another good drug to add is carafate...if you never heard of it before ask your doctor to prescribe it for you.
You take it an hour before you eat or a few hours after your eat..it makes like a bandaide and protects the inflammed area if you have gastritis...and makes you heal much quicker.
Never ever stop taking your medications just because you start to feel better.. follow directions as given to you..
It takes a good 6 to 8 months of taking your meds to heal certain conditions of the stomach and esophagus.
And of course stay away from all foods and drinks that aggrivate the condition..even though you are feeling better espeically.
even mayonaisse and most salad dressings will aggrivate the condition
i haven't touched any of these in 10 years:
its just not worth the pain..
and most of you have learned that by now or you will real fast.