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5/7/19 6:28 P

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If I have an empty stomach at bedtime I wake up with an attack. If I eat some Greek Yogurt at bedtime I usually don't have an attack. I also keep Tums by my bed just in case.

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4/29/19 9:35 A

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I very rarely have nighttime attacks anymore since I stopped eating 3 hours before bed. I do still have an occasional attack though and I have to get up for awhile a take some mylanta. I do take a prescription medication twice a day and wish like crazy that it would end all this suffering once and for all. I guess there is no easy fix! emoticon


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3/21/19 5:05 P

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So glad your cardiology exam came out well! I worry a lot of about heart problems, although with lupus, it's probably my kidneys that will kill me.

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3/20/19 9:38 P

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Thanks.. Just saw my cardiologist last week... all is well. I suspect Gastroparesis since I was vomiting food 6-7 hours after eating. Luckily, no vomiting for several years now. emoticon

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3/20/19 4:53 P

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56ROSE - Luckily, I've never had the nausea & vomiting, but I wouldn't write that off so easily to GERD. It's also a sign of heart attacks in women, so maybe go get checked out if it starts happening again.

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3/18/19 3:44 P

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I always have an early, light dinner (sometimes just cold cereal) at least 3 hours before bedtime. I no longer take PPIs , but I do still take Ranitidine and chewable antacids. I avoid acidic foods in the evenings. Lunch is my biggest meal of the day. My biggest fear is a repeat of the nausea & vomiting I used to experience around midnight. That is hopefully in the past.

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3/18/19 10:45 A

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I raise the head of my bed. It also helps with allergies and coughing. Sorry you canít do it.

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3/18/19 9:44 A

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I know we have all waked up in the middle of the night with a reflux attack. Some aren't so bad, just pop some Tums and keep on going, but some are downright scary painful! I woke up the other night feeling like I was having a heart attack! I've found that when this happens, it's usually because I've had a silent attack during the night and breathed it into my lungs. Yes, you can do that.

I find that drinking 8 ozs of water with a teaspoon of baking soda and sitting bolt-straight upright, or walking around is the best remedy. Tums don't seem to touch that pain, and it takes awhile to go away, as your lungs coat the acid with mucus.

The best way I've found to avoid nighttime pain without taking meds (I hate meds and refuse to take them consistently because of the rebound and side-effects, especially PPIS) is to not eat anything for 3 hours before I go to bed. I usually go to bed around 10 or 11, so I have my dinner at 6:30 and then don't eat or snack after that except to drink water.

Also, I have found that taking my Pancreatin (digestive enzyme) and probiotic right after dinner helps digest that food and get it out of my stomach way before time to go to bed.

I can't raise the head of my bed, because I can't sleep except flat out, so that's not an option for me. Once I pulled a muscle in my side and could not lay flat, had to sleep in a recliner, and I didn't sleep but a couple of hours a night for several days.

I also always end up turning over on my right side during the night, so it's important that I don't get an attack from that.

What do you do to avoid nighttime attacks?

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