Please give me some suggestions. I usually get acid reflux when I overeat... or if Im stressed... which means I get it a lot! LOL!
KY is right. Acid reflux is actually GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease) and if it occurs on a regular basis, is usually has something to do with the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach. The esophagus is supposed to be merely a tube to get food from your mouth to your stomach and isn't meant for long term contact with the gastric acids in your stomach.
If your problem occurs more frequently at night, then one cause could be sleep apnea. When you stop breathing (my wife was found to stop breathing 87 times an hour for an average of 11 seconds per episode), she would start breathing again gasping for air at the same time. This was creating a "vacuum" in her esophagus which was pulling stomach acid up and bathing her esophagus with it each time. We didn't know this until it was too late.
Her GERD caused her to develop Barrett's Esophagus, which is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. This is a disease that causes the esophageal cell lining to turn into stomach-type cells to protect itself from the constant acid attacks. Once cells start morphing into other types of cells it can lead to esophageal carcinoma, which is very deadly.
She uses a CPAK at night now that causes her to have a positive pressure when she breathes and has all but eliminated acid reflux or vomiting acid at night.
If we had known she had sleep apnea then she probably would never have developed GERD or Barrett's. OR at least the GERD could have been treated without the Barrett's forming.
Typical treatment by a physician for GERD is the use of proton inhibitors (Zantac, Protonix, etc.) that taken before eating, limit the amount of HCl (hydrochloric acid) that the stomach produces to digest the food.