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#1 fancyface

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 06:47 PM

Hey guys, sorry it has been so long but my symptoms have been progressing quickly now and I am going to dr after dr.

I have been not sleeping at nite because I will wake up several times coughing and will vomit in my sleep. This has become normal for me and I do not even sleep in the bed with my fiance anymore for fear that I wil disturb his sleep.

Does anyone else vomit in their sleep? Or am I just crazy? Would love to hear from you

Mel

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:50 PM

Hi Mel,

I am sorry to hear you having so much trouble. I have not vomited in my sleep but I do occasionally have night time acid reflux.

Have you mentioned this to your doctor? I think you definatley need to.

Some things I do to help my reflux are:

1. Sleep on an incline - a recliner chair or a foam wedge

2. Eat nothing 3 - 4 hours before bed time

3. Eat more frequent, smaller meals

4. Take proton pump inhibitors to reduce acid production

5. Eliminate caffeine as well as spicy, adicic foods.

Maybe these things will help you with the vomiting? I am so sorry you've been having to deal with this- no fun at all!!!

Please call your doctor and keep us posted.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:02 PM

I am really concerned to hear about you having such difficulties. I am worried that you could aspirate and choke. Have you spoken to your doctor about this? I understand that you are being very considerate of your fiance and that is quite commendable, but you really need to deal with what is going on with your coughing and vomiting. Are you eating too close to when you are going to bed? Is your head elevated? Please speak with your doctor before too much more time elapses.
I hate to hear that you are suffering so when there may be something that could alleviate your problem.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:25 PM

Hi Mel,
Barefut is absolutely right: You must report this to your doctor at once!
You didn't say how much you are vomitting up, but even a small amount can be inhaled into your lungs and cause some very serious problems, such as pneumonia.
I have pretty bad acid reflux, but it is pretty well controlled most of the time with a proton pump inhibitor. Not only can this reflux (and also vomit) be inhaled into the lungs, but the acid can burn your esophagus, causing scarring and difficulty swallowing.
I hope you will call your doctor today!

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 03:40 AM

Mel,

I've had acid back up into my mouth while laying down, even had it come through my nose. :blink: This is awful and I usually run to the bathroom, clean out my mouth and take a few tums. Then I adjust my pillows to where I'm sitting up and fall asleep this way. By morning I'm usually laying flat out. This usually happens if I had a late meal or a tomato-based meal.

I really feel for you. If this is actually vomit, then you need to talk to your doctor. All of Barefut's tips are very helpful. Hope you're feeling better soon!


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:25 AM

Mel,
Sounds like you may have bad acid reflux. You should talk to your doctor about a prescription to help you with this. I take Nexium. In addition to following the suggestions in the above messages, you should also try taking a couple of antacid tablets before bed. You probably also have a dry cough during the day -- that can also caused by the acid reflux at night. Also, the antacid tablets will take care of the acid in your mouth from the vomiting while you are waiting to see the Dr. Water just spreads the acid around and toast helps get your breathing under control as you probably are wheezing at the same time. Good Luck. Gidget

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:39 AM

Gidget,

You are right! I do have dry cough during the day and I also wheeze at night. I am currently taking Prilosec and Reglan. My dr. recently raised the dosage but I can not tell the difference yet.

I also have chronic pain in the gallbladder area but the US did not show gallbladder problems so my doctor is sending me to GI specialist.

My rheumatologist also wants me to have swallow study done. Sometimes I can feel my throat trying to "close up".

All of this is very disturbing and I am so ready to get some relief!

thanx for understanding and all of your great advice from all of you guys.

sincerely,
mel

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:41 PM

Hey Mel

Sorry to hear you're having awful nasty bouts!! I'm with the others, time to go off to see your doctor to look further into this...hopefully, he/she will come up with something that can help you more than what you are taking now. Keep us updated! Take care.
Sending good wishes your way!