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I'm having a terrible time with night time heartburn. It wakes me up at night from a deep sleep. Feels like acid is coming up my throat and burns. I'm taking protonix since surgery 3 months ago, but doesn't help. I'm scared something could really be wrong. Anyone else experience this??

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I use omeprazole aka prilosec. It is a God send! I take it daily and never have problems with heartburn. Best of luck!

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You should definitely get in touch with your surgeon or PCP about this. Untreated heartburn can cause serious problems! They may want to change your PPI, up the dose, etc. If you have been in touch with one of them and they haven't been able to help you, get in touch with another physician. You shouldn't have to suffer with this.

A few things you might want to try to see if they help you (assuming you haven't already):

--don't eat, or drink anything other than Clear Liquids, starting 3 hours before bedtime

--cut back on coffee and acidic (tomatoes are often a problem for people) and spicy foods

--sleep with the top portion of your body elevated - get a wedge pillow designed for this -- and/or sleep on your left side

--if you sleep wearing pajama pants, undies, anything with elastic around the waist -- stop!

--go for a walk after dinner

Good luck!

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Called my doctor and he upped my dose of protonix. Said to try that for 2 weeks, and if things don't improve he will switch me to Nexium. Also said to prop up when I sleep.

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You should definitely get in touch with your surgeon or PCP about this. Untreated heartburn can cause serious problems! They may want to change your PPI, up the dose, etc. If you have been in touch with one of them and they haven't been able to help you, get in touch with another physician. You shouldn't have to suffer with this.

A few things you might want to try to see if they help you (assuming you haven't already):

--don't eat, or drink anything other than clear liquids, starting 3 hours before bedtime

--cut back on coffee and acidic (tomatoes are often a problem for people) and spicy foods

--sleep with the top portion of your body elevated - get a wedge pillow designed for this -- and/or sleep on your left side

--if you sleep wearing pajama pants, undies, anything with elastic around the waist -- stop!

--go for a walk after dinner

Good luck!

I think one should try to sleep on their right side not the left.

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The left side is correct.

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You should definitely get in touch with your surgeon or PCP about this. Untreated heartburn can cause serious problems! They may want to change your PPI, up the dose, etc. If you have been in touch with one of them and they haven't been able to help you, get in touch with another physician. You shouldn't have to suffer with this.

A few things you might want to try to see if they help you (assuming you haven't already):

--don't eat, or drink anything other than clear liquids, starting 3 hours before bedtime

--cut back on coffee and acidic (tomatoes are often a problem for people) and spicy foods

--sleep with the top portion of your body elevated - get a wedge pillow designed for this -- and/or sleep on your left side

--if you sleep wearing pajama pants, undies, anything with elastic around the waist -- stop!

--go for a walk after dinner

Good luck!

I think one should try to sleep on their right side not the left.

That's not what I'm seeing:

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease/print.html

http://www.gihealth.com/newsletter/096/096.html

http://www.medslant.com/newsletters/2010-12.html

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You should definitely get in touch with your surgeon or PCP about this. Untreated heartburn can cause serious problems! They may want to change your PPI, up the dose, etc. If you have been in touch with one of them and they haven't been able to help you, get in touch with another physician. You shouldn't have to suffer with this.

A few things you might want to try to see if they help you (assuming you haven't already):

--don't eat, or drink anything other than clear liquids, starting 3 hours before bedtime

--cut back on coffee and acidic (tomatoes are often a problem for people) and spicy foods

--sleep with the top portion of your body elevated - get a wedge pillow designed for this -- and/or sleep on your left side

--if you sleep wearing pajama pants, undies, anything with elastic around the waist -- stop!

--go for a walk after dinner

Good luck!

I think one should try to sleep on their right side not the left.

That's not what I'm seeing:

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease/print.html

http://www.gihealth.com/newsletter/096/096.html

http://www.medslant.com/newsletters/2010-12.html

I stand corrected. My apologies. Thanks for the links.

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I was getting my heartburn/reflux at night also, so my Dr said to try taking it later in the day other than in the am with my Vitamins and that did the trick for me , i now take it between 3-5 depending on my work schedule.

Good luck

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