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I am a 49 year old male and awoke tonight with a burning/vomit

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I am a 49 year old male and awoke tonight with a burning/vomit feeling in the back of my throat (making me cough and painful) but I can not throw up. I did have a late meal and had a few beers which apparently was too much for my system. My stomach is churning and I have gas. I have had stomach problems in the past.
I imagine it is acid reflux or GERD.
Is there anything that I can take to stop the discomfort? I'm fairly alarmed as I have never had anything this bad.
Thanks for any advice,
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-

Do you have severe pain in upper abdomen?
Are you passing lot of gas?
Do you have nausea and foul smell in mouth?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have a light burning sensation in the chest, but it's mostly the throat.


I was coughing from the burning and it was making me pass gas at the same time.


 


No nausea or smell that I can pick up on.


 


No real medical condition and I take a Losartan 50 mg pill to help regulate my blood pressure a a 5 mg Finesteride pill every other day.

Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.

Such symptoms can come after increase in amount of alcohol and with late meals. Excess secretion of gastric acid, is the most common cause for such condition.

Alcohol directly irritates the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, causing inflammation of the stomach lining.
Yes, burning sensation in chest and throat is due to reflux disease.
This is not a serious issue, and can be managed with below measures-

Kindly follow these measures-
1.You need to take OTC Prilosec once a day.
2.You should Eat a bland easy to digest food and BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast)
3. You should continue with pepto bismol 2-3 times a day.
4. You should take Zantac 150mg twice a day.
5. Avoid chocolate fatty foods, coffee, Avoid beans, cabbage,
6. Probiotics may also be useful in treating flatulence.
7. Drink plenty of water and Oral rehydration solution(Gatorade).

You should take adequate rest, and keep yourself hydrated. Kindly follow these above measures, and you would be free from symptoms in next 2 days.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.






Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks very much for that information.


I will learn from this tonight.


 


However, with a flare up (i.e., now), what is the best medicine or drink or food to take at that time to help reduce the discomfort?

Dear Customer, Thanks for asking follow up question.

At this time, you need to take OTC Prilosec. You can continue with Syp. pepto bismol 2-3 times a day.
Also you should drink plenty of water and Oral rehydration solution(Gatorade).
Kindly follow the measures, as advised in previous post.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.






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