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cannot sleep with acid reflux
#1
It is 3:30 AM and I just woke up with a sore throat from my reflux. Now I can't sleep. This is miserable. I have changed diet like my GI doctor told me... I am on medications so I am good during the day... But at night I just don't get any sleep.

I went and bought a wedge pillow to raise myself up and keep the acid down. I can't get used to it. Its been two months now. I am used to sleeping on my stomach so laying on my side or back is hard enough. Then I wake up and I am not even on the pillow. I have slid down and on to my stomach.

I have no question. I am just desperate!

#2
MoiNie,

I am sorry you are having such a difficult time. Getting sleep with GERD can be difficult. I have tried to sleep almost sitting up a few times when things were at their worst. If you are fine during the day with the medications, but not at night, it sounds like you might have a really loose sphincter or a hiatal hernia. Did you have a scope in your throat to check this.

#3
Yes, I did get scoped. I have a congenital hiatal hernia. My doctor said only a bit of my stomach was in the wrong place so it shouldn't be bad. I learned about this 3 months ago. I am just having no luck adapting. Very frustrating for me...

#4
It is frustrating when you find your body not working like it's supposed to. Feel free to vent. It saves stress on your daily interactions. Smile

#5
Have you talked about surgery to correct this hernia. If you are suffering so badly, it might be worth pushing for.

#6
Unfortunately, I can't get surgery now... I don't have insurance. I was on my parents but I am not covered anymore... I am coming close to finishing my PhD. I'll have to find a good job with insurance coverage so I can get the surgery. In the mean time I will have to suffer for a long 7 months more at least...

#7
Sorry to here that. I hope you get used to using your pillow and get your PHD quickly. Sad





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