Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here We Go Again

Blah blah beer blah blah acid reflux blah blah blah

I swear, you'd think I'd learn.

I went off of Nexium because our new insurance won't cover it and it is HIGHLY expensive. I was doing ok, until about 2 weeks ago. I had veggie chili at lunch and it was all down hill from there. Prilosec is supposed to be very similar to Nexium, so I took about 3 doses then blew it off. Then came Thanksgiving-friends, family, no work, concerts, lots of beer, and of course those delightful jalapeno treats.

I am paying for it now. Big time. I'm suffering the same symptoms that originally led me to urgent care. I'm taking Prilosec every day, and I haven't had a drink since Saturday.

Not working yet. I blame the beer. I blame the beer for a lot of things, including, but not limited to-my 6 pound weight gain, my acid reflux, and money that seems to have just disappeared.

My goal, AGAIN, is to not drink, not even 1, until Friday. I would like to be a normal person, a person who has a few beers on a Friday night to celebrate the end of the week. Not this person I have become (have been?), who has a beer in her hand at all times. It's getting old. I'm sick of fighting the acid reflux, I'm sick of fighting the weight gain, and I'm sick of feeling like shit when I wake up in the morning.

I can do this.


Miyonao said...

All you need is time and patience...just like me trying to lose weight. We can do this.

LulaBelle said...

I think we can too

wirecutter said...

Have you tried Prevacid yet? I have acid reflux so bad that if I eat ice cream I get heartburn (no lie) and couldn't find anything that worked until Doc gave me 30 mg of Prevacid. Now I eat or drink anything I want with no problems. Your insurance should cover it.
And there's always the ol' Okie cure - a half a tablespoon of baking soda stirred in a cup of WARM water. It nuetralizes the acid in your stomach almost immediately. I swear by it.
Hope this helps...

LulaBelle said...

Thanks wirecutter-I do have a prescription for Prevacid, but when it gets this bad it doesn't seem to help. I've also heard about the baking soda, and mixing it with apple cider vinegar. Some people swear by it-I'm still afraid to try it.

wirecutter said...

Nah, don't mix it with vinegar. That stuff is acidic and will only counteract itself. Try it with warm water. It tastes kinda sorta salty, but it's bearable. One cupful, one big burp and you'll feel much better. I promise.