I wake up choking at night gasping for air. what do i do?

I wake up everynight like im choking... Like i have to force air back into my lungs. This is very scary . I also have hartburn everynight wich i take zantac 150 for. Its really bad i can get acid reflux even after drinking one glass of water. but everytime i dont feel the need to take my zantac i wake up in the... show more I wake up everynight like im choking... Like i have to force air back into my lungs. This is very scary . I also have hartburn everynight wich i take zantac 150 for. Its really bad i can get acid reflux even after drinking one glass of water. but everytime i dont feel the need to take my zantac i wake up in the middle of the night choking and forcing air back in . I sometimes feel like i have thrown up in my sleep but i never find any anywhere. It just burns in my throat really bad after i can breath again. I also cant talk very well after this attack too. Im afraid i might not be able to wake up or not start breathing again after this. what should i do. My doctor says keep taking the zantac.
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