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A 34-year-old female asked:

3 times in last 6 mths waking up choking on feels like bile. last night was very bad and couldn't breath properly for 10-15 mins. what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Reflux: This appears to be reflux. Sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen and Don't eat for at least two hours before bedtime. Avoid fried and fatty foods as they delay stomach emptying. Bile reflux is different from acid reflux and may not respond to medications like prilosec. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you on diagnosis,diet and treatment.

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