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Gagging or coughing every night when going to sleep

Whenever I eat, I still feel like I can throw up at any time and feel like there’s something in back of my throat. I wake up almost every night gagging or coughing and have to get up and spit out gunk and then it takes a few minutes before I am able to go back to sleep. I have elevated my bed by my head and it does not seem to help much. My doctor put me on a 42 day regiment of Prilosec which I took and really didn’t notice a difference in my symptoms of feeling like I have to burp or throw up and feeling like there’s something in the back of my throat. I take generic ranitidine as needed. Please advise as I am frustrated. See a GI doctor?
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replied November 17th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. It appears to be IBS. Work up for dyspepsia should be considered. Small frequent meals is they key with minimum dairy and spices. Visit our IBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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