I am a 61 year old woman. Lately, I have woken up in the middle of the night with acid reflux. It’s so bad that I feel I have something stuck in my throat. I swallow, but it is still there. What over-the-counter medicine can I take beside Tums?
You need to see your physician and have an esophageal (swallowing tube) evaluation. The following tips can help reduce acid reflux:
- Do not eat for 4-6 hours before going to bed
- Keep the head of the bed up on 6 inch cinder blocks
- spicy foods
All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse
June 2, 2017 at 9:18am