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My body feels like it going off whilst im sleeping and i

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My body feels like it going off whilst im sleeping and i wake up suddently. I currently taking medication for acidic reflux and discomfort around my chest area
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 2 years ago.

Hi there ...

Acid reflux disease sometime presents with discomfort around chest and retrosternal area because acid make the lining of food pipe inflamed and produces discomfort , it also often involves airways and breathing issues can occur .

You should complete treatment for acid reflux as per advise of your dr , these issues will be resolved .

Avoid coffee , chocolates , cola drinks , cheese .

Avoid food 1 hour before going to bed .

Keep head end elevated with 2 pillows .

You will be fine once acid reflux resolved .

Regards ***** ***** luck .

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Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 years ago.
Hi. This doesn't sound at all like a reflux problem.It could be a sleep apnea problem or even a cardiac arrythmia problem so you need to let your doctor know about what's going on and I think you need a sleep study and a full cardiac workup