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Why do I have such horrible heartburn after I take vitamin at night?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Avoid bedtime intake

For relief of gerd, avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals (& yes even vitamins!) before bed.
Doctor can distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, & assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's).

In brief: Avoid bedtime intake

For relief of gerd, avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals (& yes even vitamins!) before bed.
Doctor can distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, & assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's).
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