In thinking back through the day, I know what didn't help today. I went to lunch with a girlfriend and had a meat and cheese panini. It was very good but it was grilled in a lot of butter. This came with potato chips, which I ate. And to drink I had a fairly large frozen cappucino with caramel and whipped cream. It was delicious, but I had already had 3 cups of coffee that morning. Then I didn't move for three hours. We sat and talked until 3 in the afternoon. Doesn't sound like any big deal, but for me it was suicide. But I hate doctors and medication so now I'm on a mission. I never want to experience last night again. Since I couldn't sleep, I spent from 3 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. researching on the computer. I found several good sites that were very helpful. The best one was: www.ehow.com/about_5074594_symptoms-acid-reflux-disease-women.html -
Another good one was heartburnalliance.org. This one gave a whole list of foods that need to be avoided and which ones are good. And the six steps to follow are: 1) eat 5-6 small meals a day 2)avoid caffeine, this includes chocolate (Oh No!!)
The final major natural remedy is to avoid stress. Well, I don't believe you can avoid it, but it can certainly be handled and managed.
So there, I'm motivated by not ever wanting to feel like that again and not wanting to end up in the hospital or on medication. And you know, my Bob and I are really very healthy people and have always enjoyed good eating and physical fitness. I have to admit, though, and now I've been hit over the head about it, I have strayed lately. So it's back to a healthier lifestyle for me. As an added bonus, I should probably have no trouble losing that extra five pounds I've wanted to get rid of.
The menu for dinner is: lean steak, rice and mixed vegetables. All on my good list of foods.
I hope none of you experience any of these problems, but if you do I hope my experience and research helps a little.
Here's To Your Health!