by Gina

I have been getting horrible heartburn nightly for almost two months. It started 3 months after my lap band surgery.

My doctor told me I'm in the 20% of patients whose blood flows to stomach while in bed causing opening to become smaller. I can't eat anything for several hours after waking after having reflux all night even if I haven't had anything to eat for several hours.

What can I do or take for relief?

Avoid eating 3 hours before bed.

Make sure you are eating small meals ~4-8oz in volume only. (Especially the last meal of the day!)

Sipping a tiny bit of a carbonated beverage or a hot beverage when you wake up can help "open up the band" in the morning!

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