For this past few days I had discomfort in my throat. There was this feeling of almost-vomiting, like when you super-bloated after too much eating and/or drinking. Another uneasy feeling was the feeling as if you need to burp, but the air is refusing to move up from the gastric.
This uncomfortable feeling is actually quite familiar. I think I experienced it during Ramadhan month, albeit not as bad as now. I suspect it has something to do with immediately sleeping after meal.
So after skimming a number of Wikipedia articles, I found out the ‘possibly’ correct term for my discomfort as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The mild vomiting-like feeling is called Regurgitation.
Moral of the story:
- Never Ever Immediately Fall Asleep After Having Meal
- If you really need the sleep, try not to fall-flat in the bed. Sleep in the sofa, or use multiple pillows to make the head in elevated position compared to the stomach
- Coffee, or any acidic drinks/foods will amplify the uncomfortable feeling.
So far I did not take any medicine, nor I know any treatment to alleviate the discomfort. The discomfort will be gone by itself in 2-3 days. As long as you didn’t repeat to immediately sleep after meal.
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