Might I have acid reflux?
I've pretty much never heard of 'acid reflux', but recently stumbled upon the term.
Occasionally, I get a very 'uncomfortable' feeling, usually at evening/night and after eating a meal.
Sometimes it feels like a strange burning feeling/senstation in my throat, and with experimenting, I learnt over the years that drinking milk instantly seemed to cure the feeling.
Sometimes its an even more uncomfortable feeling that I really struggle to describe. This happens less frequently. My chest and throat just feel 'tight'. I don't know how else to put it.
My parents always say it sounds like a little 'heart burn' and so i've never thought much of it. It always goes away after a while so no big deal.
Anyway, I've also had a yellowish tongue for AGES, and its been starting to bug me recently. I want a nice pink tongue, and, upon searching for cures/reasons for a yellow tongue, I discovered about acid reflux.
I could just be getting carried away with research but it seems to tie in with all kinds of symptoms that i've had for a very long time.
I take good care of my teeth, brush my tongue daily and use mouthwash and floss, dentist visits etc etc, but my tongue is always yellow, and I have pretty bad 'morning breath'. After I brushed my teeth and stuff its OK, but I soon get the feeling that my breath is deteriorating early in the day.
Again, I read this is another link.
I've read that anxiety can be a cause too? I am a very anxious/nervous person by nature. I worry alot about everything. I though this was an interesting link (anxiety/Acid reflux) even if unproven at this point(??)
So, does this sound like a possibility to you?
And is there a treatment?
From the TINY amount of information that I know about it, it sounds like an operation is the only cure as opposed to pills?