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Acid reflux (felt in neck) is almost always present after not getting much sleep the night before. What's the connection?

Acid reflux (felt in neck) is almost always present after not getting much sleep the night before. What's the connection?

Stress: The lack of sleep create a stressful situation that will make the body create more acid in the stomach that create More reflux in addition the body in normal stare make three time more acid at night than the day that why people with reflux are more vulnerable while sleeping for reflux injury including aspiration, that why they are advised to sleep with the head up. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet? Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

Is it bad that I need to take femotidine daily for acid reflux (felt in neck) despite a bland diet?  Good news is one 10mg tab relieves all symptoms.

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Glad to hear your medication helps. Please don't make any changes w/out consulting him/her. ...Read more

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I seem to get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) often on empty stomachs. Is there any science to support this possible causal connection?

I seem to get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) often on empty stomachs.  Is there any science to support this possible causal connection?

Simple....: You have a loose gastric sphincture. In empty stomach, gastric juice is refluxing to because of the loose gastroesophagel junction sphincture weakness ...Read more

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Very intense acid reflux across chest and up neck, 1/2 times a day for a couple of days, also hurts to swollowing food ever since 1st case, ideas?

Very intense acid reflux across chest and up neck, 1/2 times a day for a couple of days, also hurts to swollowing food ever since 1st case, ideas?

What have you tried?: Have you tried acid blocker medication, in what dose, ; with what results? Have you undergone testing either by endoscopy or x-ray? Is this new, worse, recurrent? Any history of eosinophilic disease (eosinophilic esophagitis sometimes mimics gerd) or known esophageal motility disorder? Under any stress? Take nsaid's, vomiting, blood, etc? Lots to consider before appropriate treatment can be advised. ...Read more

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Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Acid reflux per se: is not detrimental and is treatable..HOWEVER an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist is probably a good idea since some esophageal; disorders need special attention (eg "Barrett's esophogas")

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Drink green tea mixed with black tea daily. I also get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) almost daily. Connection?

Drink green tea mixed with black tea daily. I also get acid reflux (felt in lower neck) almost daily. Connection?

Caffeine: Tea does contain caffeine and that amount of tea can cause acid reflux. Switch to decaffeinated tea to see if symptoms resolve. Prilosec type medications are effective for symptoms of gerd. Other contributing factors to gerd include tobacco,spicey and oily foods and alcohol. ...Read more

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Feeling food particles in my larynx. since 2 day feel somthng stuk .2month neck ultrasound & laryngral scope normal.hav acid reflux.should i worry?

Feeling food particles in my larynx. since 2 day feel somthng stuk
.2month neck ultrasound & laryngral scope normal.hav  acid reflux.should i worry?

If progressive...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin may result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize LPR. ...Read more

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About my right neck pain my doctor prescribe me that I have acid reflux is it connected?

It is possible: When the right other symptoms accompany that single problem. That issue taken alone does not give enough to go on so i would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Easy to Fix it: Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In that case you should go see a ENT doctor.
As for antacids, you might have a favorite but I can suggest that you take either Pepcid (Famotidine) or Prilosec. Take it daily for one week. The acid reflux-pain goes away within 24 hours. ...Read more

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I got 2 cavities filled a week ago. Since then, I've been experiencing jaw discomfort, neck stiffness, and acid reflux. what's wrong with me?

Acid Reflux: The reflux is not related to your dental visit. Sore muscles/discomfort could be from the injection or keeping your mouth open for a while. Try warm, moist compresses to relax the muscles. ...Read more

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I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

I'm prone to getting acid reflux (felt in lower neck). Among other times I seem to get it often on an empty stomach. Is there any connection there?

Acid suppression : Esophageal reflux is treated with Life Style modification .weight loss if obese,change in diet like avoid large fatty meals and foods that cause reflux like onions,chocolate,mint, coffee Alcohol,smoking etc.Eat at least 3 hours before going to bed .Do not over eat. If not successful you can try over the counter H2 Blockers like Ranitidine and in severe casesProtonPump inhibiters like Omeprazole ...Read more

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What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

What causes pain near the left scapula sometimes radiates to my chest and left arm neck. Dr says prob pinched nerve I have acid reflux as well help!?

Nerve : Sounds like it could be a pinched nerve in your lower neck. Typically these will get better on their own. You can try icing, antiinflammatories and give this some time. If it doesn't seem to be letting up, an MRI can be done and other treatments can be tried. Follow up with your doc too. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be associated with neck/shoulder/arm/elbow and stabbing/dull chest pain on both sides of the body?

Can acid reflux be associated with neck/shoulder/arm/elbow and stabbing/dull chest pain on both sides of the body?

Usually not: Pain is more related to chest and mid abdomen. Quality of pain burning type. Does not radiate to neck, elbow or arms or shoulder. ...Read more

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I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do i stop the acid?

I get acid reflux coming into my throat every single night & my throat & neck hurt & feels dry. How do i stop the acid?

Antacids, raise head: Try any of these medications from the drug store to help lower acid production in the stomach: Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac (ranitidine).. It would also help to elevate your head when sleeping to allow gravity to keep stomach acid from moving up your esophagus(food pipe). You can do this by placing multiple pillows behind your head or placing small 2x4 blocks under legs of head of bed. ...Read more

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I have a loose gastric sphincter. It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck. Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

I have a loose gastric sphincter.  It causes acid reflux felt in my lower neck.  Is an empty stomach going to heighten this acidy sensation in neck?

Reflux; stomach full: 41 M "I have loose gastric sphincter does empty stomach heighten acidity sensation in neck. Yes. but empty stomach less likely to reflux as does less pressure from fat stomach. Raising head of bed 6 inches may help as well as you will have less of a problem at night. Losing weight may help as well. Work with your team on this. ...Read more

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How can it be determined if a person has undergone blunt trauma to the neck/throat area versus 'atypical acid reflux' ? Would both show erosion?

How can it be determined  if a person has undergone blunt trauma to the neck/throat area versus 'atypical acid reflux' ?  Would both show erosion?

History is important: Well, the first logical answer would be, was there any 'blunt trauma to the neck/throat'? Acid reflux is usually treated with antacids or diagnosed with a test (a camera is inserted into the stomach). You should see your family practice physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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I get feeling of skipped beat and fast beat (palpitations)in my neck artery when I have acid reflux or been drinking. I Have constant reflux. Normal ?

I get feeling of skipped beat and fast beat (palpitations)in my neck artery when I have acid reflux or been drinking. I Have constant reflux. Normal ?

No: Constant reflux is not normal. Although everybody experiences some degree of reflux it is usually minimal. If it is causing significant symptoms and affecting the quality of your life you should see your physician regarding the symptoms and have an examination. Often over-the-counter medications will control the reflux symptoms ...Read more

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I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

I get acid reflux almost always (felt in lower neck) after eating All Bran Cereal. I use 2%, lactaid (lactose free) milk. Is it the bran or the milk?

DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Your reflux may not be from bran or milk but be a functional situation. ...Read more

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Does Pepto (pink liquid) reduce acid reflux? My stomach is fine, I just feel acid in my lower neck. It gets this way when I'm having a bad GERD day.

Doesn't help.: Bismuth products such as Pepto-Bismol do not help with acid reflux. You might want to consider taking antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta instead of Pepto-Bismol. Also avoiding any particular foods which cause you to have acid reflux is important. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol is important too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Can muscular neck issues cause pain in the throat? What type of relief is there? Tried pt, neck injections, acid reflux med, pain med. Pain all around

Throat Pain: Although neck pain can cause throat pain, it is best to assume that your throat pain is coming from your throat at first. I suggest seeing your pcp to determine the etiology and then being seen by a ENT after that time. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.

Yes: Acid reflux can cause pain in throat, neck and ear along with chest burning in center of your chest. If ant- acids do not resolve issue in a week or two, you need to see an ENT to get a scope to look down at the inside of your throat, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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On off feeling food stuk in larynx and cant swallow.larynxscope show 3 mm cyst.acid reflux.can it be gerd? Cyst?stress?neck ultrsound fine.worrisom?

On off feeling food stuk in larynx and cant swallow.larynxscope show 3 mm cyst.acid reflux.can it be gerd? Cyst?stress?neck ultrsound fine.worrisom?

Reflux/cyst: It sounds like you have reflux and should be on medication for that. The cyst is tiny and it may be if you still feel unwell you should have another scope in 3-6 months. All the best. ...Read more

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I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

Neck mass: You need to see a doctor to assess all this, probably an ENT doctor would be best. The lumps under your neck could be lymph nodes reacting to a localized inflammation or infection. They also could be normal submandibular glands. You just need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Hi . Early 20's ..neck/back pains , have anxiety, GERD/acid reflux. (History) . My question . I have this dull pain around my inner left breast .what could that be?

Hi . Early 20's ..neck/back pains , have anxiety, GERD/acid reflux. (History) . My question . I have this dull pain around my inner left breast .what could that be?

Musculoskeletal or..: This could be due to musculoskeletal issue, or anxiety. At your age, the heart being involved is low on the list.
If it persists or gets worse with activity, see your MD. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more