Hi, I've been suffering with Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease for the past 4 years and whilst the symptoms are bearable during the daytime, my acid reflux really flares up of a night-time and causes me no end of problems getting a decent nights sleep. I was on 30mg Lansoprazole once per day up until Nov last year, but then started developing a catchy throat, water-brash and a chronic (productive) cough every evening, so my GP has put me on Omeprazole (20mg 2x per day) and Domperidone (10mg 3x per day). I had a Gastroscopy about a year and a half ago and all this found was mild duodenitis, but there was a lot of reluxed liquid in my oesophagus.
The new medication hasn't really helped so far.
As soon as I lie down of a night-time, I get gurgles and a lump in my throat, I can't swallow and start coughing. Eventually I have to get up and try and expel all the mucus in my throat. I have also had problems with my sinus' and have had cold after cold this winter. However my GP doesn't think my sinusitis is related to GORD.
I have been strictly following all the recommended GORD lifestyle modifications, (avoiding alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, fatty foods, tomatoes etc), not eating 3+ hours before bed, and I also prop up the bed on 7inch blocks and use a Wedge pillow and try to sleep only on my left hand side). The only way I get some respite is sleeping on the sofa with the wedge pillow over the arm of the sofa so I am at effectively a 45 degree angle.
Does anyone have any other tips that they can recommend as I am nearing my wits end and am struggling with my work and homelife with the constant lack of sleep and energy.
Are some PPI's more effective than others?