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29 Sep 2009

hearburn only relieved by lying down
What on earth do I have? I have heartburn several times a week, not from overeating - I' m slim and healthy, it just starts sometime in the morning and goes on to the afternoon - and is ONLY EVER relived by lying down flat, no antacids gascon etc - ONLY lying down works...what could be wrong with me? Obviously I should go get checked out by a gastro doc, but upon waiaitng for the appointment, I' d like to know if this screams out anything in particular?
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01 Jan 0001

Nicky

I am not sure why your heartburn is alleviated when lying down and I therefore, suggest that you consult a gastroenterologist for a gastroscopy to determine the cause for your heartburn.

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Dr Anrich Burger
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