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heartburn poll

--- If you've ever had heartburn in your life, how did you treat it?

I've been having heartburn for a while, it goes up and down. the past few days have been bad..
i've tried prilosec before, it worked for some time but then it made me really sick. i don't really like being on drugs.

i guess the only other option is to change my diet. but i'm having a really really hard time sticking to a bland, salad rich diet. sigh. but today's a new day, I'll go to central market and grab more greens. maybe more cheese.. or something to trick me to eat it.

*feeling sorry for myself*

update: so i went to central market, got myself fresh celery and cumcumber juice.. and spent lots of money buying salads, dressing, things to trick me to eat salad like proscuitto, pancetta, blue cheese, brie, piave.. and other proteins (ox-tail).. I love meat. So hopefully I can get on a low-carb, high fiber, protein diet.

I guess I've to trick myself into eating fruits and cheese for dessert, like the french. instead of my fav chocolates.

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andreay85
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
really just a couple of weeks. and the salad thing lasted only about one week. then my heartburn was feeling better most of the time, but i noticed that if i ate chocolate, it would get really bad. so i stopped that for a few weeks. now all i eat is chocolate :)

i'm sorry you're going through this. it totally sucks ass.
ripresa
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
sadness.

i eat chocolate every day. ok. if you can do this.. so can i. i think. i'll keep away from chocolate for 2 weeks and see what happens.. for the rest of Jan.
andreay85
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
maybe chocolate isn't a trigger for you...its just that i noticed that it was for me so i stopped eating it. but trust me, it was only bc i would feel so sick after eating it. had it just been some nebulous concern, i wouldn't have stopped.

(side note: is andy in town right now?)
ripresa
Jan. 16th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
there's a proven link between chocolate and the LES (lower easophagal sphincter) weakening. So it allows acid to flow past. Most of my issues is when I go to sleep, and the acid will back up.

yep, andy is in town..