I have a hiatus hernia too, it’s manageable, the worst thing that happens is being woken up in the middle of the night, unable to breath with acid reflux. I sit bolt upright gasping for air, then it’s over but I’ve got that awful burning sensation at the back of my throat for the next half hour.
It doesn’t happen a lot, about once every two months, so it’s more of a pain in the arse than anything else. I was on tablets but I stopped taking them because I developed a tolerance very quickly. They’d work for about a fortnight then it was the same as before.
It’s no biggie.