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last night I inhaled acid reflux.  It was awful with the coughing and pain and burning in my throat. I thought my throat or windpipe would close up from the acid. The best I could was to stay calm and eat ice chips and swallow frequently. Today my widpipe is very sore. I used albuterol mist to help expale that last of the acid. I am scared to go to bed tonight.  Should I go to the hospital if it happens again, to have my lungs checked out?
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sounds painful.  propping up the head of the bed helps a lot of people from inhaling refluxed acid.  ever try antacids, or prilosec over the counter?  stopping caffeine and alcohol is helpful too.  and not drinking anything after dinner.  and eating bigger meals earlier in the day.
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Three things have helped me when I get reflux.Sitting up while sleeping helps.If I feel full and think I could get reflux I just sleep on the couch sitting up with lots of pillows.Another thing that has helped not only me but others I know,is as soon as you experience reflux take about 2 tsps of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.The best way to describe how it helps is it "eats" the acid that is in your throat.It may take a few minutes but it DOES work.You can find several articles on OACV on the internet.Another thing is instead of swallowing frequently is try spitting into a glass every time you feel the flem in your throat.That way it is getting OUT of your throat instead of swallowing it back down.The OACV tastes gross but it really does help me.I know the panicky feeling you get when you can't catch your breath.If you don't want to sleep sitting up then prop some pillows up in your bed so that you aren't lying flat.I take Prilosec OTC once in the a.m. and once in the p.m. and that has helped.My insurance will pay for it since my dr. prescribes it and it isn't so expensive.Good luck.
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i agree with nevermindu about the sitting up or propping up in bed with pillows, but dunno about the vinegar that sounds not all that tasty.  I get relief with prilosec when i have heartburn, but i think it says on the bottle to take it once a day, i get it from costco since it's cheaper, and sometimes has coupons.  My doctor said i could use zantac, pepcid, or tagamet at night if the prilosec doesn't last till then
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my acid reflux is acting up again.  I tried Apple Cider Vinegar and it really does help.
This is the worst it has ever been.  I fell like my throat up behind my sinusus is swollen.  Nothing has every come up into my mouth but I feel the acid at the bottom of my throat.  My question is this.  I take Prilosec and it seems to help for the two weeks I am on it.  The box says you can't take it again for 4 months.  Is it safe to take it on a regular basis for a few months?  It sounds as though it is.
Thanks for any advice in advance
Frenchie
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hi,
I would suggest eat a a light dinner that too two hrs before your bedtime. Also try to go for a walk postdinner. Keep OTC antacids handy. Sleep with your head propped up. Do not panic if it occurs regularly then please consult a gastroenteroogist. Good Luck!
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Hi, Acid reflex ( GERD or Heart burn) can be due to various causes commonly after a heavy meal, sudden bending,lying supine or a very spicy curry etc. due to reflux of acid into throat it can cause sore throat or even larygitis sometimes.Do not worry much as it will reduce with antacid gels and omez capsules. you can meet your physician for a check up if symptoms not relieved.
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