Saturday, February 28, 2009

Acid Reflux, Leave Me Alone!!!

About a week ago, I really started to notice pain in my chest...pain that wouldn't go away; and in retrospect I can go back a month or two ago and remember feeling it back then too. It worried me enough that I went to the doctor.....I went, pretty sure that it was my stomach, but still afraid that it might be my heart!!!

After a few tests, including EKG, my doctor diagnosed it as acid reflux, gave me some medicine and told me I shouldn't drink alcohol for a while and see how it works out (becasue it seemed like every time we would go out, I would end up very nauseas, with stomach ache and have to go home)!!

Well, I broke his rule last night and drank a few beers....I mean, come on....I was at the Bike Week festivities, how could I not....right??? Oh don't worry Dr. B, I paid for it!!! And by paid for it, I mean I got so nauseated that I had to leave the "party" and I almost puked in the taxi on the way back to the hotel (and no...I wasn't sick from drinking too much).

And it also seems like certain foods I eat really bother me too.... At first, i just brushed it off as the food just not settling right, but now I think it must be the acid reflux.

What is up?? Does anyone have acid reflux?? What helps it...hurts it??? Help me....I don't want to be plagued with this forever and not be able to eat what I want and go out and "whoop it up" sometimes!!!

3 comments:

Natalie said...

I'm suffering from Acid Reflux due to some medications I'm taking.

It usually helps me to avoid spicy food, soda pops and garlic.

Sometimes it helps to eat a joghurt or drink some milk.

Maybe some of this is helpful ;-)

Nightowl Mama said...

I had that terrible when I was pregnant.Crackers and Tums if you can take them.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Ugh, that sounds like NO fun!