A week ago as I tried to sleep or lay down, i felt my throat being blocked and couldnt breath, couldnt sleep at night. after a few days went to see doctor he said its because of late nights and junk food causing the acid to rise to the throat and also stress. he gave me lanzaparole 30mg a day. i could lay down with no choking for a couple of days but day four it started again and everytime i lay down felt choking. how long does it take to take effect?
It is very important to take your prescribed drug 1/2 to one hour before eating meals. If taken, say, an hour after eating, it just makes expensive urine. Also, don't eat for several hours before laying down. Raising the head of the bed can be very important as well.
If you smoke, stop.
Avoid foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
Lose weight if needed.
Eat small, frequent meals.
Wear loose-fitting clothes.
Avoid lying down for 3 hours after a meal.
Raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by securing wood blocks under the bedposts. Just using extra pillows will not help.
Other factors that may contribute to GERD include
Common foods that can worsen reflux symptoms include
drinks with caffeine or alcohol
fatty and fried foods
garlic and onions
tomato-based foods, like spaghetti sauce, salsa, chili, and pizza
U will also want to ask ur Dr if trying all this and u do not get relief, to do testing to find the root of ur reflux/GERD....it could be a hiatal hernia...or something like that...so u will need to be tested....but if u follow a modified diet it can help.
Hello, i feel tired and no matter what i eat i am always bloated. at the moment i have no other symptoms apart from the acid rising. i read on the net that it could be gluten related? any help. its been 2 weeks since taking the meds, thanks
U should try and keep a journal and do the elimination diet and see if eliminating certain items and then returning them to ur diet has an effect on u....
It could be gluten related and only thru testing and the elimination of gluten items can u find out for sure.
Lansoprazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
The fullness u feel could be due to constipation....u could have slow motility...there r meds for that, but I would try adjusting ur diet first...that along with exercise and more fiber and plenty of water should help...BUT speak to ur dr regarding this issue.
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