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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I was chewing gum (just peppermint Wrigley's) going through

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I was chewing gum (just peppermint Wrigley's) going through about 2 or 3 packs a day at least (sometimes more) over the last two months. It has become an addictive habit since quitting smoking.
On Thursday I went cold turkey and stopped it completely. On Saturday morning I had a very bad resurgence of acid reflux issues. Are the two related? I read for Acid Reflux that chewing gum helps with saliva production. After throwing it all away I just went and got some again now to try to calm things down. I assume it was shock to my stomach stopping so abruptly after so much?
Thank you.
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Not related to your stopping the gum

You can treat that with either Pepcid or Prilosec

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok what about sleeping in a different position? I normally have a posture support pillow and I was at a hotel and did not have that, actually I think I slept two nights propped up on 3 soft pillows which hurt my neck a bit.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

That would help too