Originally Posted by mkgbrook
Morning sufferers.. do you all have allergies by chance? Night time PND agravates reflux and makes you symptoms worse middle of the night and early morning, do to the excess drainage stimulated acid production that has nothing to du but reflux and percolate.
That is my case and source. I keep my allergies treated and sleep apnea in control and the GERD/LPR takes care of itself.
I do have food intolerances (along with mild asthma). For example eggs give me severe diarrea .. cheese, brown chocolate, orange juice, strawberries and red wine gives me bad migrains .. often if I eat icecream for example on an empty stomach .. I'll end up in the loo. I'm always bloated and uncomfortable by evening. I do need to cut out sugar (have one in each cup of tea and drink about 6 cups a day) but I crave sugar .. so can't see that happening. Now I have been on lansoprazole 15mg for just on 2 weeks now .. it has deffinitely improved things .. ie no more pain in chest and also when acid comes up .. it is very dialuted .. so no burning .. however .. I was rather dismayed to discover yesterday and this morning .. the usual pain again on awakening
.. I get the feeling this is a spasm due to taking in the first fluid of the day ie .. one mouthful of water or tea and it starts .. lasts for about 5 minutes .. then I'm fine for the rest of the day .. most annoying!