How do you manage it? My mother had terrible acid reflux and ate Zantac like candy. Mine is not quite as bad as hers was but seems to be getting worse so that I have heartburn most days. I have never been able to detect any pattern in what causes it, even gulping water can set it off. I try very hard not to take medicine for it but sometimes it is so bad at night that I am forced to take meds and sit up for a few hours. The heartburn is bad enough but when it comes up into the throat it is almost unbearable. I know there are basically two schools of thought about what causes acid reflux, either too much stomach acid or not enough. Those who say it is caused by not enough sometimes recommend apple cider vinegar; I have tried it and things get worse. Zantac seems to work based on the “too much acid” idea but I feel like if I take it too often it may actually cause it to be more frequent. What do folks here do?