The Reflux is a Lonely Child


#1

We don’t get many takeaways. Maybe three or four a year. Last night was one of those days. I absolutely gorged myself and then woke up at 4.45 refluxing like a mutha. Couple of rennies, a glass of milk, twenty minutes of uncomfortable agony on the sofa and I was able to return to bed. Problem is that last time we had a takeaway I did this too. The rest of the time I don’t get the reflux.

I am pretty sure that I won’t learn my lesson and do it next time too. Last night’s was Chinese but the previous time it was curry and it was about five times more unpleasant.

This is a general reflux thread.


#2

I think this might have happened to me for the first time recently - I woke up during the night and it was like a bloated painful feeling above the stomach. Couldn’t get back to sleep for ages because of the discomfort. Was it reflux?


#3

Might have been ants


#4

I have low level but pretty constant reflux whenever I’m stressed :hugs:


#5

I don’t think so. The reflux burns, it BURNS! Oesophagus type zone.


#6

Me and tone aren’t sleeping together any more.


#7

I have chronic reflux and it is shit. I have esophagitis as it has burn a nice little spot in there. Runs in the family.


#8

Curries get me, and pastries. My two favourite food groups :frowning:

First time I had proper heartburn I was convinced I was having a heart attack, it can be ludicrously painful.

Liquid Gaviscon is the only thing that touched it, Rennies are shite


#9

I feel for you. I’ve only had it a few times and it is mega shit.


#10

Yeah a proper localised session of it is fucking awful. I take it easy and if I’m going somewhere that I know I don’t have a ‘safe option’ I have a prescription for omeprazole. My ssri sets it off like a motherfucker if I don’t have them with food as well.


#11

never had it. never had heartburn either.

not allergic to anything. never broken a bone.

i may be immortal.


#12

How’s your hangovers?


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#13

fine this morning


#14

Meant in general silly.


#15

Like a lobster.


#16

I have a weird oesophagus that’s both a) too narrow, and b) has little ridges on.

Found out a few years back when I got a piece of beef from a pub Sunday roast trapped in there. Was in hospital for three days without it shifting and missed Godspeed playing at the Troxy. The worst part was that I couldn’t even swallow my own saliva because the beef completely sealed off the oesophagus, which meant that by night two I was hitting 48 hours without proper sleep and so kept drifting off and waking up choking/drowning on my own spit. Nice. :ok_hand:

In the end they knocked it down with an endoscopy camera, but by the time that had happened some pretty grim acid damage had taken place, so I now have extremely regular acid reflux and on certain days chug rennies like they’re sweets. I also have to eat much more slowly so everyone’s always finished dinner before me.

That is my reflux story, and I thank you for your time.


#17

All going to go at once, mate. You need to build up an immunity to things like breaking bones.


#18

got diagnosed with GERD few years ago. Got some tablets, used them for a bit, then ran out and didnt use any more. Very rarely get it now
#selfhealing


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#20

It’s definitely an age thing, this
Any remotely flavoursome food (or drink) consumed late in the evening i.e. within about 2 hours of retiring to bed, results in a poor night’s sleep and the aforementioned Rennies in the wee small hours.
Had this after 3 pints of Bass and a bag of pork scratchings in the local after badminton on Friday night