Sometimes At Night I Wake With Acid Burning My Throat And Nose And The Acid Gets In My Lungs. My Nasal Passages Swell And Also. It So Bad I Can Hardly Breath. Is This Common?

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Sometimes At Night I Wake With Acid Burning My Throat And Nose And The Acid Gets In My Lungs. My Nasal Passages Swell And Also. It So Bad I Can Hardly Breath. Is This Common?

I cough stuff up for days.

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This isn't exactly common but is sometimes seen with reflux. In my house we refer to it as "throw up burps." They can be very painful and can also cause reflexive coughing. Your lungs can also constrict in an attempt to protect themselves from the acid. Once the acid is there and has caused the damage it can take a while for the esophagus and throat tissue to heal. Because your symptoms are so severe - you should see a doctor to develop a treatment plan. You may also want to consider some preventive things such as sleeping in a more upright position, avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms or avoiding eating later at night.

Stephanie

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