Saturday, July 10, 2010

Frequent Heartburn

Well well well. Here we are again. Heartburn. God I hate it so much.

I looked it up and it seems as if I am experiencing all of the symptoms of acid reflux disease. Boo.

I bought some Prilosec OTC and am going to take the pills once a day for 14 days and hope that it works. I took two Zantec today and a few fist fulls of antacids and am still in mild discomfort. I think I have shoved more pills and medicinal products into my gullet today than I have food.

I know something's not working right because once again, I vomited. And this time, it was undigested. Why, you say, does that matter? That's what happens when you regurgitate.

Well, the first time I did so was 5 hours AFTER my one and only meal of the day. (Which happened to be frozen pizza)

I've decided that I am going to cut out tomato based products. Believe it or not there is some family history to this. My mom has IB and my cousin (who is younger than me) can't consume anything tomato based or she vomits uncontrollably for a while. I'm wondering if I am somewhere in the middle.

It sucks because so many of my favourite meals are tomato based. Lasagna, spaghetti, enchiladas, chili, pizza. Note none of them are really good for you. I'll have to make alternative versions of them if I am really keen. Pesto for pizza. Chicken Alfredo.

I'm also going to detox these two weeks. Eliminating garlic, onion, tomato based products, etc from my diet. It will be a little tough but its okay, I'd rather not be in pain for hours on end. I made some chicken broth and have been sipping on that for a while and it's sad to say, but it's pretty damn good.

If that doesnt work, I will have to go see my doctor and get some tests done. Hopefully I can put it off for long enough that hubby will have his new insurance for his new job (haha... sad isn't it? Foregoing healthcare until one gets better insurance) He's been breathing down my neck about blood work for a while anyway. I'd like to lose a little more weight before going in. Skinny bastard says "it's only food." Like he was ever fat in his f$^&ing life. Seriously.

Maybe its all the chicken broth that I have been drinking, but I am seriously craving chicken noodle soup :)

I'll map out my diet for the next couple of days to have high protein and very low in carbs, taking care to see what triggers my heartburn. I bet I have to give up pizza. Dammit. Oh well. it's worth it in the end.

I did the Firm Wave again today, and it's TOUGH! I have the coordination of a drunken moose, but I was able to do most of it. I can feel it in my calves.

I hope everyone else is doing well.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a condition that needs to get looked at...especially with the vomiting. I had acid reflux for years when I was eating like total crap...I haven't had it in a long while once I brought my diet into alignment in general. It started to creep back in when I got off kilter, but in general it is gone now. Probably worth your effort to see what trigger foods are a particular problem, though. Good luck and I hope you don't have to wait too long to see a doctor.


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