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    Old 01-12-2007, 08:56 AM   #1
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    Whats the cause of nighttime reflux?

    I'm waiting 4 hours (sometimes longer) after eating to go to bed. But every night around 4AM I'm waking up with acid reflux. If i have no food in my stomach (by this time it's been 10 hours since I last ate) how in the world can I have an acid reflux problem? I've looked everywhere and can't find an answer.

     
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    Old 01-12-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Whats the cause of nighttime reflux?

    The stomach has acid in it whether we have food in it or not. A weak spincher muscle can allow acid to spurt back up into the stomach and esophagus. Elevating head of your bed and sleeping on your left side should help keep the acid down where it belongs.

    I am currently trying liquid Mylanta at bed time to coat the stomach. It worked last night. Will see if it continues to work. I also used Mylanta during the day. Today my stomach feels better. I stopped Prevacid 2 weeks ago and I either have acid rebound or the pain med I took after hand surgery irritated the stomach too much.

     
    Old 01-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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    Re: Whats the cause of nighttime reflux?

    Here's an interesting article I read about nighttime reflux ([url]http://www.helpheartburn.com/heartburn/articles/night-pains.asp[/url]) but of course it doesn't really tell me what to do expect stay up all night. Interesting that it says an H2 blocker will lose it's effect over time. Thats probably why it worked for a few months but now seems to be losing it's effect. I already elevate my bed and sleep on my left side (as much as I can control it, always end up on my back) anyway it doesn't do anything to stop the reflux.

     
    Old 01-12-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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    Re: Whats the cause of nighttime reflux?

    Something that caught my eye- and I wish I remember where I read it- was that Gaviscon helps to make a barrier between the stomach and the esophagus...sort of reinforcing the lower esophageal sphincter.
    That might be something to try???

     
    Old 01-13-2007, 07:52 AM   #5
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    Re: Whats the cause of nighttime reflux?

    Try Zegerid, it's similar to Prilosec but has a different antacid coating to it. It is especially geared to night time reflux. I took it for the first time last night, and had absolutely no night time reflux at all.

     
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