Reflux almost soley at night?

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Hello!  I haven't posted here in a while, but just recently had a 24 hour pH probe and it showed almost all reflux (severe reflux) happening at night.  Does anyone have any facts or have trialed melatonin?  Needing personal stories, side effects, etc if you have them.

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    Tasha melatonin is natural and great, but for sleeping.Reflus, the doctors do not help a lot, trust me. Check your Ph balance and start from there.

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    Can discuss reflux with you if you wish but hvae nol had a ph probe but know I have it based on history and symptoms
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    Not sure if this could be of any help but my reflux really improved after lifting the top of my bed by 6 inches (ENT's recommendation - to put books under the bed) and not eating a few hours before bed time. Good luck!
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      that is not fixing the problem. You just helping yourself to get throu the night. To fix the problem permamently and do not get to the same problems, that what we are talking about here.
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      That did actually solved my problem as after 1.5 of a constant pain in my chest, sore tongue and throat I'm almost symptoms free after only making those few changes and eating healthily (but that didn't help on its own) Never had a problem with reflux at night time anyway. Other people's advice sounds good too!
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    Reflux happens mostly at night to sufferers because they're lying down.. It's because of gravity. People suffer less when upright (as long as they're not eating a bad diet) Sleeping with your head propped up a bit will help
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      I find mine is worse first thing in the morning and then for a bit. I try to sleep on three pillow to prop myhead up but it can be uncomfortable and give you a cricky neck!  LOL. And it is not a solution really is it.
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      No, obviously not a soloution, but I was just explaining why it's worse at night (and early morning) after you've been lying down. I'm surprised people didn't know that was the reason, that's all.

      The soloution for me was diet. I'm pretty strict with my diet and if you stick to it there will be a big improvement (and if you don't cheat with it) There are probably diets for reflux online. I very rarely take reflux tablets now, maybe just once or twice a month. Healthy food makes lots of medication redundant! 

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      Yes, the diet is big thing, acidic foods will triger all reflux, that is simple. I never have problem with sleeping, my reflux is wird. I just have accidic ph and very bitter taste in my mounth. Depent what I eat. I feel best after eating broccoly and worse sugar, coffe, beff. I avoid all bad accidic foods. 
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    I have been battling LPR for over a year. I have followed all the advice of no late night eating, low acid foods, drinking alkaline water, no fried foods, etc. I don't take any drugs except famotidine when I cheat with bad food.   This made most of my sypmptoms go away. 

    The chronic cough is gone as is the constant throat clearing. I should say mostly gone.  I don't think it ever goes away, it just gets controlled.  I still drink beer sometimes and martinis a few times per week. A couple of months ago I read an article from a medical journal where 6 mg of melatonin was taken every evening to control reflux.  I've been taking 5 mg 2 hrs before bed.  I looked melatonin up and it is VERY safe. I have no side effects.  I did have strange dreams for a couple of nights in the beginning but that is it.  I still had some post nasal drip though until recently.  So, I made one more change.  I stopped red wine.  My drip is about 90-95% gone now. It was pretty bad.  I'm staying with the melatonin though because I'm not sure which stopped the drip the melatonin or the quitting the wine.  I'm just happy to be mostly normal!

    Hope this helps.

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      Thanks Susan, very interesting. Most people say they get worse when they eat this or whatever, I am not like that. Will find out more about famotidine and melatonin.
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    Hi

    Not wishing to probe into you personal details but if sleep apnoea features anywhere in your health you may like to read this.  I suffered badly with acid reflux for a number of years, always at night.  Then I discovered I had sleep apnoea.  Now I sleep with a CPAP machine for three years and from that night I have not needed one single drop of antacid meds.  My acid was caused by my sleep problem, strange but very true.

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