@maxsproudmom I’ve had BE since around 2012 I think.
My husband cut some boards and put them under the legs to raise the headboard of the bed, plus I usually use a wedge pillow under my regular pillow. I’m used to it now. I recently purchased a part down pillow that has made it much more comfortable. We stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn while visiting my daughter and I loved the pillow so much that I went to their online site and bought one. The price wasn’t as bad as many pillows that have down, I think it was around $55, and it has helped my sleep a lot, so very worth it.
Your history sounds a lot like my own but I was older than you when this all came to light – I was in my 60s. I’m surprised that you are taking two 20mg tabs a day, I only take one. That prescription is from a gastro? Mine started me on two a day for two months, always planning to reduce it to 20mg a day which he did.
@fourof5zs Good info. A food diary is probably good advice for anyone who has sporadic episodes of hoarseness or other symptoms. My hoarseness only occurs occasionally now but I generally have a record of what I have eaten because I track my food on MyFitnessPal.
I’m sorry to hear of all you have gone through with your “achalasia and esophageal spasms.. and diverticulosis”. I can’t imagine having a feeding tube for so long and that eating is still difficult. I hope over time that will improve.