So...in the past I have had an endoscopy done where they told me that I have a sliding hatial(sp) hernia which was the cause of my chronic acid reflux that I now take Aciphex everyday for. They also told me that I had a reactive stomach lining but no ulcer. This all stemmed from a peroid of time where I would throw up first thing in the morning seemingly unprovoked. Well, it is happening again and I am throwing up what looks like blood to me. It is really dark brownish color and looks as if someone through some Skoal into the toilet. This is happening first thing in the morning. I have an appointment scheduled for tommorrow but was looking for some insight from all of you. Thanks in advance. Yes I do drink when I am off cycle (which I am) but not a ridiculous amount and I only eat spicy food once in a while. I guess my question is does this sound like a bleeding ulcer to any of you? I have not pooped anything that looks like blood either by the way.