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Acid Reflux

I'm 21+2 and i've been having alot of acid reflux which began a little over a week ago.. Normally when i burp or cough but then at times out of no where. I had a little something different a bit ago where it actually caused me to throw up some.
What causes acid reflux and if it gets to the point where i throw up is that normal or could something else be causing the throwing up??
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1839630 tn?1346517383
i woke up throwing up from acid reflux last week because laying flat makes it worse.  during the day i would be afraid to even burp bc i knew stomach acid would come up it was awful!  I've been taking zantac (my dr said it is ok to take) for the last week and its completely gone.  I don't even have to take it every day now that its under control.
1839630 tn?1346517383
i woke up throwing up from acid reflux last week because laying flat makes it worse.  during the day i would be afraid to even burp bc i knew stomach acid would come up it was awful!  I've been taking zantac (my dr said it is ok to take) for the last week and its completely gone.  I don't even have to take it every day now that its under control.
1194973 tn?1385507504
Reflux has many causes, depending on the person. During pregnancy it's generally caused by slower digestion, and baby pushing your organs up which causes the stomach acid to rise into your throat. Eating too soon before bed (you shouldn't eat 4 hours before bed), spicy foods, exercising too soon after eating or lying down can all cause it as well. Eat small snacks frequently to keep the acid from building too much, and maintain a good diet. You can also use medicines (Tums, Zantac - my personal favorite, or certain prescriptions from your doctor) can all help to maintain it. Milk if you can drink it can also help neutralize the acid and burn.
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