That one beer can double the acid in your stomach in less than an hour?
Or that beer is the absolute WORST thing you can drink when you have acid reflux?
Yeah, me either.
Other things that can cause symptoms include cigarettes, chocolate, caffeine, carbonation, spicy foods, and citrus. Oh, and beef. You know, like the 120 pounds of it I just won?
I've had this burning in my chest for a month straight. Doc says if we don't get it under control in one month, I have to have an esophageal scope. And since I've never been a fan of having foreign objects forced down my throat, it's time to get serious.
I've already basically given up spicy foods, though I did have 1 bacon wrapped jalapeno this weekend. I've already given up citrus, and I switched from coffee to tea a while back. Diet Pepsi? Bye-bye!
Beer and cigarettes. I know, right? What's the point in living a life without all the things I love?
The point is this-if I don't get this under control, there is a possibility I could get cancer. Now that's kind of out there, but still-alcohol and cigarettes also contribute to throat cancer. Why am I taking chances with my life? So I'm stopping it all.
My goal is this-first, never have a beer again. Not even this weekend. If I feel the need to drink, I will be drinking wine. I'll be a wino! But beer? I just can't.
Second-this weekend I'm buying the nicotine gum. I'm thinking I will only need two pieces a day, my morning cigarette and my after work cigarette. That's really all I smoke unless I'm drinking, and we've already solved that one haven't we?
Watch Lula have a complete meltdown in 3....2.....
Have I mentioned how much I love beer?