Thank you for your question.
It sounds like you have GERD. Are you waking up with pain? You did not mention your age and as you know, the hot flashes can be from menopause
, so I just thought I would mention that. However, with GERD, those symptoms can be there also. You may also have H. Pylori which is a bacteria which causes gastritis
. Your doctor would have to do a test for this. The treatment is both an antibiotic and H2 inhibitor like Prevacid.
You also did not mention if there was abdominal pain
. If there is, you need to get to an Emergency Department. If not, I would try over the counter Prilosec
while you are waiting to see your Primary Care
Hope this helps,
Carol Rogala D.O.