I have GERD, and had spent a couple years on medications like prilosec and nexium until the side-effects of those meds became worse than the problem. Last spring it was suggested I would probably need to have Nissen fundoplication before I ran screaming from the gastro's office. Okay, I didn't run screaming, but I did walk out going "No way in hell." I haven't been back to him since. After stopping the nexium, I actually saw improvement in many of my issues and had less acid reflux. Look, a little bit of heartburn I can deal with. Waking up with the dratted stuff in my mouth, not so much. It's extremely unpleasant. Last night I woke up with the feel of it all the way in my nasal passages. It felt like it was burning my nose hairs, and (forgive the TMI) I spent an hour vomiting until there was nothing left to, and then another hour heaving. It was NOT a good night.
So what the hell do I do? I was sleeping in my recliner sitting up when this happened, and this happens three times or more a week.
Go back to the gastro? The surgery is off the table. Seriously, as you will not get me on the table. Sigh. Okay, so let's look at the things that could make this issue improve and see if I'm doing any of them.