Aug 28, 2012 - 9:30 am
I had an esophagectomy two months ago and am still marching up a sometimes slippery learning curve about many issues. I am hoping I can get some advice from those who know best.
To keep stomach acids from migrating up to my throat, I have been advised to not eat for three hours prior to sleeping, sleep on a wedge, and take omerzapole before going to bed. This usually works but sometimes, in my sleep, I slip off the mountain of wedges and pillows and end up in a more traditional sleeping position. In short order, stomach acids migrate up to the back of my throat leaving me with a burning feeling and (no other way to put it) pukey taste.
I am sure this sort of thing has happened to others. I would welcome advice about two things: Are there other things I could do to prevent it? And once I have it, what are the best ways to rid myself of this acid and bad taste? I spent an hour coughing this morning, eating toast, etc. trying to rid myself of this taste and burning feeling.
Thanks, in advance, for any thoughts you might have!