Sleeping elevated

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I've tried the wedge and sleeping on couch recliner sitting up but still waking middle night severe acid - any more suggestions - has anyone actually purchased a special bed or hospital bed ?

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    I have tried to elevate the bed too but just kept sliding down and feels very odd plus bed doesn't seem to like it rolleyes.

    I have been sleeping on a recliner for about a week now and scared to lie flat in case the reflux comes back. I'm surprised this hasn't made a difference to you? Are you taking enough meds and are you eating late perhaps?

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      I start sleeping on the recliner, but halfway through the night find myself, laying flat, on rest of couch, and find if I go to sleep around midnight, around 3:30 start waking up with acid. I just started taking motilium, and still on ppi, and not eating after 7 at night. I'm thinking even a glass of water I probably should NOT have. Still thinking of investing in a "bed" as I'm sure this will be a way of life being chronic not cure.

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      Try Pepzin at night - caps - it acts like a bandaid on the tum and coats it and heals it.  Cant put which brand - also Mastic Gum heals - again caps.  I take Zantac am and pm along with the mastic pm and a Pepzin - dont often have a prob at night.  I have Hernia/GERD/reflux.
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    I've thought about a special bed but very expensive! I've got a routine going on the recliner with a pillow under each arm and one behind my head and it stops me rolling on to my side.

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