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A 42-year-old male asked:

My acid reflux tends to come in waves. i get it everyday for days but then can go days without ever getting it. is this pattern normal?

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Dr. Rondalph Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Possibly: acid reflux symptoms can be diet-related tending to increase with certain foods,ie fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. lying down right after eating could also make symptoms worse. keeping a diary of what foods you are eating in relation to your symptoms as well as a timeline of symptom onset after a meal may help. weight loss may also help reduce symptoms.
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