So I'm 99% sure that I'm suddenly experiencing acid reflux at night.
This has been happening for about a week now. I wasn't sure at first, because the first symptom was really a sore throat and since I've been sick and coughing, it was hard to tell. But, it's a different kind of sore throat-- it feels more localized? I don't know. Along with that I've had some mild heartburn after dinner for at least 3 days during the week, and I found myself waking up in the night with coughing (could be cold related) and just to swallow (that isn't cold related).
I have no bile taste, and I haven't hacked anything from my stomach up, but this just feels strange.
I have an appt with my regular doc on Monday to rule out things like allergies and strep throat (because I am dealing with allergies too). Then if she thinks it's GERD, I'll call my surgeon.
I don't know what to think. I am terrified of having some kind of complication. But I am not tight at all. I still have no restrictions on the "what" of eating, and I've never gotten stuck or had to get rid of food (no PB'ing, sliming, or vomiting). Other than coughing related to my recent cold, I can't imagine how I might have slipped my band and I certainly am not having trouble with eating. Maybe I'm just anxious and making the most of symptoms that could be explained away with something else. But, better safe than sorry-- I certainly don't want to wait too long and end up damaging my esophagus.