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Acid Reflux Wakes Me Up In The Middle Of The Night
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
Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it is concerning. You should have it checked out by your doctor. You want to make certain that it is not a mass lesion like a brain tumor. The tinnitus should also be evaluated. ...Read more
I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?
Number of things: If it is a new problem, cold your baby be congested or have a cold and she is "expectorating" the mucus via vomiting? Or is the baby eating more and possibly over feeding ? You do not mention the frequency. If this is a regular occurrence i would make sure i take her in to her doc. ...Read more
Woke up in the middle of the night with indigestion, burning pain in throat acid like taste in my mouth. Can stomach acid come right up to your mouth?
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. If this happens a few hours after eating, then slow gastric emptying or gastroparesis can be another issue. You should see gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I wake up in the middle of the night thrashing in my bed, jumping in the air cause i can't breath. Sleep apnea? What's the cure?
Chronic Severe heartburn AND feeling hot wakes me up in the middle of the night. What to do? Both symptoms at the same time.
What could cause me to spend several nights waking up at almost the same time in the middle of the night ?
Bladder full: Most commonly this is a full bladder. Try to restrict fluid intake after your evening meal and see if that makes a difference. Another cause is a train or airplane which makes a noise at the same time each night and wakes you up, but can no longer be heard once you have awakened. ...Read more
Depends: It depends upon how old your little brother is, what's happening with him at home and at school, in the family, etc. Kids can have nightmares about all kinds of things, and are able to recall them. Another possibility during a deeper phase of sleep is night terrors. Child might wake up and scream out, but goes back to sleep in a few minutes or longer. There is no recall the next day. ...Read more
60 year old man experiences coughing at night when he goes to sleep. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night because of the coughing???
Gerd?: Acid backing up from stomach when go to sleep at night can cause cough. Raise the head of the bed before sleeping. Place a strong, solid object (like a board) under the top portion of the mattress. This will help prop up your head and the upper portion of your body, which will help keep stomach acid from backing up into the throat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have stomach pain below the breastbone and radiates to the back, only at night or early in the morning. Wakes me up. What is causing this?
I have really bad acid reflux to where it wakes me in the night and I have to sit up and wait for hours till it stops. Laying down only makes it worse and water doesn't seem to help. What's wrong?
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more
Does taking Xifaxan for SIBO exacerbate acid reflux? Will taking H2 blocker or PPI reduce the effectiveness of Xifaxan? What else could cause severe epigastric pain radiating to upper back & shoulder blades that wakes me up every night for past 2wks?
Unlikely & unlikely: check your heart, it might be coronary spasm or a coronary arteries problem, before considering other diagnoses, wish you well ...Read more
Why do I wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air once every several months? I've been to a dr and i don't have acid reflux. Age 24, 80kgs
Gasping air: Gasping for air once every several months during sleep may be due to bad dreams. If happening on regular basis with snoring, look for sleep apnea. Strattera (atomoxetine) effects the heart rhythm. You need 24 holter monitor and sleep apnea study. Also ENT doctor to find out any nasopharynx abnormality. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GERD: Also called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease. The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have acid reflux, always wake up 2xs middle of night with "hunger pains". Helps to eat something small. Take Prilosec qd & Zantac (ranitidine) prn. What else help?
MEAL PLANNING: Multiple daily small meals with bed time snack.Can try antacids available over the counter. ...Read more
2mo old with acid reflux barely eats 1-2oz every 2-3 hrs sometimes longer doesn't wake up to eat can't hold more than 2oz even after 4-5 hrs gainer?
Poor eater: That's not enough nutrition for a 2 mo baby. Babies continue to gain weight despite having acid reflux. Is your baby vomiting also? Perhaps he may have pyloric stenosis. If she's a girl, poor feeding is one of the signs of a UTI (urinary tract infection) and one of the metabolic diseases. It looks like your baby needs more detailed evaluation. Get a second opinion. ...Read more
I've been waking up with the burning sensation of acid reflux every morning for the past 3 days? What's wrong?
Acid reflux: You have hyperacidty & reflux, you can avoid spicy food, cofee, alcohol & junk food. Try prilosec OTC once a day & antiacids, avoid skipping meals, small frequent light & healthy meals are good for preventing the acid from causing damage to your stomach & see your doctor, you might need some work up. If your symptom persisted to consult a gastroentrologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Need help desperate! my 4 month old is fussing every waking hour. Acid reflux under control and formula ha been switched to neocate. What's wrong with?
Fussy baby: Hang in there - you are not causing your baby's problems! i smell colic. It is not harmful for baby to cry after you have met his needs. Old tricks to try - place baby and infant seat on the washing machine, turn vacuum cleaner on, motion activator under the mattress, go for leisure drives, have another family member take care of him several hours a day + gas-breaking techniques. Consult a peds gi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acid reflux. I'm 20. When i wake up sometimes, i feel like vomiting but i never do and the feeling last for a while on and off. How to stop it?
Find cause of nausea: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. Find ; treat the cause--see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My acid reflux is always markedly worse on days when I haven't gotten much sleep. Why? (Note: there is no GERD keeping me awake. It's after I wake up)
Intense cramps around belly button when i wake up for the past few years , goes away when i move around . Have acid reflux. Need to be concerned?
Talk to pharmacist: If you have acid reflux you first can try to optimize the therapy. You can use a h2 blocker or a pph (proton pump inhibitor). It is possible that in the morning your medication is low. So a simple change of dosing may help. Your pharmacist may suggest taking a dose right before bed in addition to the morning dose. Surgery can stop the need for medication. Avoid late meals. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 13yr old wakes up gasping for air struggles to breathe told it could be allergy asthma or acid reflux?
Yes: I would be very concerned if my child is gasping for air and struggling to breath in the middle of the night. A variety of lung or heart diseases can cause difficulty breathing. You should bring your child to see a local physician urgently. If it persists, you might want to bring him or her to the nearest er. ...Read more
My acid reflux keeps waking me up at nights! I get this extreme itch and also burning sensation on the soft palate and inner ears. Why is that?
LPR: Laryngeo-Pharyngeal Reflux, which is regurgitation of acid into the upper airway , reaching to the Eustachian tubes and middle ears. Antacids/PPI (e.g. pantoprazole) can be obtained OTC, read the labels carefully, and use reflux precautions: no late dinner, avoid fatty meals / caffeinated beverages in the evening, raise the head of the bed or use several pillows, etc. If no improvement see your MD ...Read more
Yesterday went to bed with huge acid reflux. Upon waking up a little short of breath. Oxygen saturation normal. Is this common?
Bad reflux can: cause shortness of breath and can present similar to acute asthma.The acid from the stomach goes up and out the esophagus and down the trachea into the lungs.This acid burns the lungs causing swelling,increased mucus production and narrowing of the airways resulting in cough and shortness of breath.Rx- elevate head of bed to 30 degrees,increase dose of acid blockers,& see ur doc. ...Read more
I HAVE ACID REFLUX AND I WAKE UP FEELING NAUSEOUS AND OFTEN VOMIT BILE AND HAVE EXPERIENCED A 20LB WEIGHT LOSS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS?
Acid reflux: You should be seen by gastroenterologist so that you can be evaluated and treated ASA P ...Read more
Recently I have been having bloating, gas, and acid reflux that lasts all day until i wake up , then comes back after eating. I drink milk daily.
Diet: Milk can temporarily buffer stomach acid, nutrients in milk, particularly fat, will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid.Avoid fatty foods, chocolate, mint, carbonated beverages, citrus, tomato products, coffee. Medications suggested by your physician can help relieve symptoms of gerd. ...Read more
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
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