I Woke Up Tonight Gasping For Breath, I Then Burped Several Abnormally Long Burps. I Felt Like Vomiting But Did Not. I Was Sleeping On My Back, Something That I Seldom Do. I Now Have Hickups.

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Asked by danae.waggoner

I Woke Up Tonight Gasping For Breath, I Then Burped Several Abnormally Long Burps. I Felt Like Vomiting But Did Not. I Was Sleeping On My Back, Something That I Seldom Do. I Now Have Hickups.

Answer

You are having classic reflux symptoms. It is possible that sleeping on your back added to the issue or perhaps something you ate triggered an attack.

But, at the same time, even when your symptoms are classic it's important to get them checked if they persist, worsen or are extreme. It can be dangerous to self medicate without getting more severe issues such as heart problems ruled out.

Stephanie