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MilkJoey

268d

i wake up sometimes from the burning pain and it's honestly really upsetting. does anyone have any tips on what to do? and how could i reduce symptoms in this heat? if there's any questions for me, i'll answer them as soon as possible

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    • dolphinblues

      266d

      @MilkJoey your welcome 🙂

    • sorenachy

      268d

      Also, the best sleeping position to help keep the acid where it belongs is on your left side. Any other position allows gravity to have fun, but on your left side gravity keeps the acid in your stomach where it belongs. I've found this extremely helpful as well as using Pepcid Maximum Strength tablets when needed. I wish you luck ❤️

      • MilkJoey

        268d

        @sorenachy thank you so much! i always make sure to sleep on my left side

    • dolphinblues

      268d

      I agree with the above, but milk makes mine worse. What is helpful for me to prevent it is not eating or drinking anything other than water for 2-3 hours before bedtime. But, for breakthroughs, a few crackers, tums, and sitting in my recliner for a while helps the most. If you do not have an adjustable base, raise the head of your bed 4-6 inches.

      • MilkJoey

        268d

        @dolphinblues okay okay, i'll make sure to raise my head, thank you

        • dolphinblues

          266d

          @MilkJoey your welcome 🙂

    • rustyshackleford

      268d

      Over the counter antacids, eat a slice of bread or a few crackers to soak up some of the redildule stomach acid (a glass of milk might help too), and sit up until the pain goes away. Don't lie back down until the pain has been gone for at least 10 minutes, or it might come back. For me, the may goals are to get rid of pain as fast as possible and to keep it from coming back. This method isn't foolproof, but it's work for me many times. I also keep a bottle of tums on my nightstand at all times, and a sleeve of saltine crackers isn't uncommon either

      • MilkJoey

        268d

        @rustyshackleford i'll make sure i won't lay down then, thank you for all the tips!

    • fizzbomb85

      268d

      I find sipping ice cold milk really helps myself 😊

      • MilkJoey

        268d

        @fizzbomb85 this sometimes works for me, thank you

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Some suggestions for dealing with pain and heat include using a full body pregnancy pillow, redirecting your mind before bed, sleeping with something that makes noise, taking pain medication like ibuprofen, wearing loose clothing to bed, and using sleeping aids like magnesium glycinate. For the heat, you can use an ice pack on the back of your neck to help keep you from feeling super hot. Also, during a flare up, it might be helpful to use heating pads on a low to medium setting.

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