Has this happen to anyone else?

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From time to time I wake up choking a bit on bits of food and stomach acid as once my throat is cleared It feels like hell fire for awhile afterwards and I chug water to help get whatever that came up to go down. Then the feeling of the burning feeling last for a hour or more. Is this common with Gerd?

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    Hey Buddy, unfortunately that is very common with Gerd and it will only continue to get worse.  Water does not work at all.  Best thing you can do to get some relief is drink milk to get rid of that feeling right away.  How long have you had this? 
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      For it seems like a few good years. How worried should I be about this?

      It doesnt help I also have anxiety problems and I am a bit of a hypochondriac. 

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      Trust me, I know it sucks really bad having this issue.  I had reflux or gerd for about 12 years till I had to do something.  I had a procedure done to correct it but I know in the UK it is hard to find someone that does the procedure.  It's called Linx.  I had it done about 18 months ago and starting from day 1 it worked and I haven't had to take a PPI med since.  Maybe a tum here or there but no PPI anymore.  To be honest there really is nothing you can do to help except sleeping almost upright like nancy stated but to go through the rest of your life sleeping like that would get old rather quick.  I would talk to your Dr's about the Linx procedure and see what they say.  That is really the only sure way to get rid or reflux once and for all and no longer have to take PPI's. 

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    Yes it Is! I sleep almost sitting up with three pillows! Hard to get used to but it helps!
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