Originally Posted by TEdds83
This mucus is a sure fire way of telling you that you might be having silent reflux going on. You don't always feel the burning going on. But the mucus is coating your throat to protect you from the acid and bile that might be creeping back up. The mucus is annoying as heck! I have it right now. It make me feel like I have to keep swallowing and clearing my throat. But it makes me feel like my chest is tightening up. I don't think I am imagining it.
Do any of you get that feeling too?
I get the same thing,,sometimes it wakes me up with a dry cough,,I then get out of bed and sit and then the mucus starts to loosen and I am able to hack it up..When it is bad it takes an hour or more before I can go back to bed.
I was taking previcid 30mg and still getting it.. Sometimes I would get it 5 nights in a row and then go a couple of days and then another stretch..
Now listen up as I have maybe stumbled onto something........
Because I was still having major problems even though taking the Previcid, I decided to buy a bottle of Foaming antacid tabs..
Here is what I started to do,,after eating wait approx 1/2 to 1hr and take four of these tablets, The original name for these was Gaviscon,, I just buy generic ones at the pharmacy.. After you chew these up I drink a half to a full bottle of charged water... Then at bedtime I take three more and chew them up while lying in bed watching TV. Since doing this I have had mostly no problem and I sleep all night,,sometimes it wakes me up around 5:30am but I just have to clear my throat and spit it out.. Now, I am a notorious late eater and I don't watch what I eat so I really put this method to the test.. If I had been eating at 6pm instead of 9pm I would probably be doing better. Now for the good part after taking Previcid for 4 years I quit and am doing real good just taking the foaming pills,, I think the charged water makes the foam thicker or something or it expands the foam.. I know this sounds stupid but just before shutting the lights out in the kitchen and going to bed I also get a bottle of olives out of the fridge and take a spoon and dig out three small olives and a little olive juice and eat them..
I was not going to list this exercise as part of the regimen but thought I had better because it may be part of my success.
One last thing,, after I would eat, within a half hour I would already be clearing my throat,,after my tabs and charged water that stops immediately..
You may think I am nuts but I have been experimenting with trying to get this under control for years and this works the best of anything..
If you try this and it works be sure to let me know....
Jerry in Minnesota.