Severe acid reflux with pink sputum

Posted by mewe11 @mewe11, Jul 23, 2022

I have severe acid reflux at night, about 2 am. I have followed a strict diet, no eating after dinner, no alcohol. I wake up and acid is in my throat, I almost choke. Sometimes I gag and cough up pink sputum. I’m worried. I have gi appt Aug 16. I do have a bad Diet Coke habit. I’ve lost some weight. I’m 5ft 8”, athletic build and weight is 217.

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Soda is the #1 enemy of gerd patients.

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Because of the pink sputum it sounds like you need to see the GI. If you can't stop the diet coke, at least use the one that's caffeine free. And sleep on your left side.

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Maybe you have a bleeding ulcer. If so, the cola is very bad for it, so you should stop it, at least until you see the GI and diagnose your condition.

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@riflemanz64

Soda is the #1 enemy of gerd patients.

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I’m trying to cut the soda out. It’s my only bad habit. I also take omeprazole and Pepcid complete daily.

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Raise your head board 6".
Cut out all spicy,hot, fried foods.
Drink more water, unsweetened almond milk, green tea(decaf) .
Lose more weight and exercise more.

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I have the same issues and have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. I am now taking domperidone an a PPI twice daily and still in the morning spit up blood in my sputum. I have had several scopes including 24 hr PT testing and manometry testing. All the tests show nothing remarkable yet the bleeding continues. I have changed my diet drastically, no alcohol, caffeine or greasy food. I sometimes wonder if nothing can be done. Could use some direction on how to proceed.

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I have had Poem Procedure for Oesophagus issues, namely Achalasia, but was unsuccessful. I now, as a side effect, have nasty acid reflux. So I can sympathise with you it is quite uncomfortable and the taste in my mouth terrible. If it was successful I would not mind so much. The Gastroenterologist did not even want to see me afterwards. My trouble happens around 2am to 4am. I have medication but it still happens over and over. Hope all goes alright with you. Good luck!

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