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I am 52 years old a overall very healthy female last couple months I can't seem to eat anything without feeling full quickly extremely bloated and the most horrific heart burn to the point of throwing up and it burns so bad.
I also have noticed gasping for air while sleeping like one snore but it's not it wakes my up and I feel
Like I can't breatheAny suggestions??
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

I am sorry you are having these symptoms. they sound severe.

you could be having some early hiatal hernia which can occur when your stomach gets pushed up into your chest

the stomach is where food first goes after the esophagus

what is your height and weight?

have you tried over the counter stomach acid reducing agents like zantac, prilosec? maalox, mylanta? these could help

loosing weight and improving your abdominal core muscle strength could help as well

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I am quite fit - 5'7" 130 lbs and exercise all the time
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have been taking mylanta and it does help for a while as soon as I eat I am back to agony
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

that is good you are exercising

certain foods like tomato sauces, spicy foods, onions, fried foods, alcohol, sodas, black pepper can cause worse stomach acid

you should try some of the over the counter stomach acid reducing agents like zantac (ranitidine) 150mg which you can take during the day

and prilosec (omerpazole) 20mg which you can take 30-60 minutes before dinner

avoid eating close to bed time

but you should make an appointment to see your doctor for more testing

you may benefit from an upper endoscopy scope procedure to look down into your stomach.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It used to be just spicy foods but now it's anything and any time of the day - however I do dred lying down it's not fun
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Right now I am losing weight like crazy cause o can't eat at all and I am a fanatic about eating healthy
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

it sounds like bad gastritis, and bad acid reflux.

try the over the counter agents which are stronger than mylanta.

and make an appointment to see your doctor.

it sounds like you need to see a GI specialist as well.

you may need testing for H Pylori bacteria in your stomach

let me know if you have other questions.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok thank you for the information!!!
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

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