I'm a 70 year old male. Never had these problems until last year or so. I also talk with a raspy voice, have an irritated throat, and a bad taste in my mouth in the morning. Recently, Dr. has me on Prilosec, but no help. Yesterday he told me to go to 2 per day. I also have coughing spasms in the night, but I'm fine during the day. I recently started trying the "GERD diet" and eating my big meal at lunch and very little in the evening. I have lost 10 lbs due to changed eating habits and this is a good side effect of the diet change. Next, I am going to try raising the head of the bed by 6 inches. Using extra pillows does not work. To get any sleep at night I am taking the Prilosec 1 hr before the noon meal an just before going to bed I take one "TUMS" tablet. This kills the cough for most of the night as long I have my head elevated. Dr. says Prilosec & TUMS combo may be a good idea.View Thread
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