I’ve never heard of this side effect of a PPI either. Nevertheless…as far as meds go, could ask to be switched to an H2 blocker.
Other things to consider:
–Ask to be checked for H. pylori infection.
If you want to avoid all meds, try these lifestyle mods:
- No eating before bed (as you mention)
- Identify ‘trigger foods,’ and avoid them
- Elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches with blocks, books, etc, or with a foam insert under your mattress.
- Sleep on your right side
- Avoid tobacco and alcohol
- If you’re overweight, lose weight
If all else fails, ask if you’re a good candidate for a Nissen fundoplication or related procedure.[/quote]
All of this and ED was a first for me, but that is medicine, so who knows.
I suffer from GERD if I eat pizza or spaghetti, so guess what I dont eat that ever. Maybe twice a year and I have to load up on Zantac hours before I eat. [/quote]
Pizza and chocolate for me. But since losing a substantial amount of weight, I find I can have these without difficulty IF I don’t overdo it. On those rare occasions when I overeat these items, I take a double-dose of PPI before going to bed, and keep the Tums handy in case I get breakthrough reflux in the middle of the night.
Same here, I am down to 205 and going for 195 by the end of next week, but in the past waking up in the middle of the night when it feels like I was shot in the gut SUCKS.
Its just easier to avoid the pizza. [/quote]
Do you have abs like the EyeDentist yet? That dude is in shape!
Lol, as a former 305 pound fat man, I do not believe I could have abs like that unless I was held in prison and starved for 3 years.