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I've been having what feels like acid coming up in my

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I've been having what feels like acid coming up in my throat on and off the last few weeks. Today it was bad all day and sometimes felt like food was coming up in my throat. Is this acid reflux? Sometimes I hear a gargling noise in back of throat when
lying down
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this sounds like severe acid reflux.

you need to see a doctor about this

you can try over the counter acid blockers like prilosec or nexium or zantac

and you have to change your diet to avoid alcohol, spicy foods, sodas, fried foods, tomato sauces

and see if you need stronger stomach acid blockers like prescription 40mg Nexium or Prilosec.

how old are you?

do you have a doctor you can see

you might need an upper endoscopy scope procedure to look down into your esophagus to check for acid damage to your stomach and esophagus.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 27.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

have you tried any of the over the counter acid blockers I mentioned?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I've never tried anything. Upper endoscopy? Is that always necessary?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it depends on your symptoms and if they get better with acid blockers.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok yes I drink a lot of soda and coffe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can this really damage your esophagus?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, bad acid reflux which doesn't get treated can damage the esophagus over time.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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