After a very successful oesophagetomy 15 months ago I am disappointed to find I am getting a constant build up of fluid in my throat. This causes coughing and effects my voice, even though I sleep virtually sitting upright I wake up coughing and with heartburn. It is causing fatigue and setting me back after feeling almost "normal" for a few months. Has this happened to others? The doctor suggested I take Gaviscon after every meal and before sleep but it does not seem to make any difference. In the scheme of things it appears petty to worry about this but it is impacting on my life. Any advice wiould be welcome.