what is best thing to do when you wake up choking with acid burning in your throat, coughing and feel like your going to vomit. I find this very scary. I get up take an anacid and sit up straight or walk. Is this the right thing to do or is there something else I can do. This very frightening as I'm afraid I will choke or start vomiting and choke.
Hi. I think you're doing the right thing by sitting up.
This is only a suggestion and I don't know if it will work, but maybe you could try sleeping with an extra pillow under your head. Or if this is too uncomfortable, you could try putting a couple of bricks under the head board end of your bed. You may laugh, but it's worth a try. I get really bad reflux and had these things suggested to me and it's helped. By keeping your head slightly more elevated than your chest, there is less chance of you bringing up food etc and choking.
Good Luck, I hope this helps.
When you wake up, SIT UP, TRY TO BREATHE NORMALLY AND NOT PANIC, I know its easier said than done.
Have a drink of a flat fizzy drink, relax and try to to go back to sleep
Slowly chew on a piece of celery while sitting up