U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New York, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:

Bad gerd, i wake up choking on my stomach acid &, burning my throat, the acid gets in my lungs. what can i do when this happens? i take pepcid (famotidine) at bed

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Take precautions: Prevent , regurgitation . Your supper eat light , do not go to bed immediately after eating give 3 to 4 hr gap . When you sleep do not lie flat , use 2 pillows , do not drink or smoke before bed time, take your medications in few is intractable may need anti-reflux procedure . Speak to your doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 4, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.