WendiH Asked :
I have been suffering with acid reflux for years and as result I have this persistent sore throat when I wake up in the morning. In the past few months, my heartburn has settled a lot with the chronic medication that my doctor has put me on now but I still seem to have this sore throat upon waking.
It is not as bad as it used to be and it goes away about 5 or 6 hours after waking up. My doctor says the throat irritation is caused by gastric acid sitting at the back of the throat when I am sleeping. I am a bit confused because even if I have a short nap on the recliner, I get this throat irritation. So I am not sleeping flat but it still starts up.