acid reflux

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sometimes when i'm asleep i suddenly jump up feeling like i can't breath i get a really strong sickness taste & burning in the back of my throat it's very frightning & can last for about half an hour or more i feel like i want to cough but when i do this really strong burning sickness in the back of my throat makes me feel like i am choking does anyone else have this

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    Hi Weemee, I have heard this exact statement from others with acid reflux. One person told me at night they taste a combination of mucous and acid choking them. I can imagine it would be hard to breath when this happens for many different reasons. Have you propped yourself up at night either by wedge or other means? I find that if I stray from the low acid diet my mouth salavates at night sometimes keeping me up. Also, recently I discovered a slow release calcium carbonate product that works wonders for me. It dissolves slowly in a 9 hour span and eliminates my night time issues, but diet is #1 for me. Also, start your night sleeping on your left side and if possible stay in that position. I can't do it all night, but I start out that way for several hours. It has helped.
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      Hi there abc1234, thanks for your reply yes i have 6 pillows so sometimes i'm actually sitting up sleeping smile i do find that eating late at night can cause this but when i can't sleep i eat so mibby that should be a NO NO from now on.

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