Has anyone had a really horrible, burning, acid type feeling low down in their throat (about level with the bottom of the neck)? I get this normally when I am very hungry or at night when I am in bed. It sometimes goes away fairly quickly and sometimes stays for a while. It's horrible. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it when it happens?
Yeah sipping ice cold milk works at that moment. Also i found peppermint chewing gum helped. The act of chewing releases saliva down your throat pushing the acid back and peppermint neutralises it a bit. Gaviscon coats your throat for a while though so works for much longer.
Gaviscon advance is the thing -- gloopier than ordinary gaviscon, but more effective. I get it free from the pharmacist without a doctor's prescription. If you are pregnant you can get prescriptions for minor ailments for free from the pharmacist. Here in Scotland all I had to do is register with the pharmacy, not sure how it works elsewhere.