Couldn't sleep at all tonight.. Heartburn has been keeping me up. I've been dealing with heartburn since I was a little tyke.. nasty ailment it is. My largest irritation, really. What's worse is the lack of any long-term acid reflux treatment.
Pepto Bismol is only temporary, and ends up causing "black-tongue" (as you may recall from an earlier post).. Pepcid Complete and Tums are of course only temporary, and leave a chalky taste in your mouth.. I did a two-week course of Prilosec but the relief was short-lived.. a few days after finishing I was back at square one.
I need an efficient treatment for acid reflux disease. Something that not only works but also has staying power. I know I'm not the only one who is looking for this. I want to ask my readers.. how many of you are struggling with acid reflux disease? If not acid reflux are there any chronic "annoying" illnesses that you are suffering from? I know many people have horrible diseases and disorders and I should and do feel very fortunate and blessed to be free of those (knock on wood).. but this is like not being able to stop hiccuping! OK maybe not that bad... :P
While I've heard people say it's what you eat, I have to confess I still get heartburn all the time no matter what I eat (just alternating levels of intensity). Some of you will say I should see a doctor (I mean c'mon I'm losing sleep over this lol), and I have. He didn't really tell me anything new, just recommended the Prilosec. Normally I don't get upset about things easily but this is something I feel I can and should have a level of control over. And it's been a friggin' decade and a half! -_-
What do you guys use for heartburn? Is anyone suffering daily? Has anyone made a complete turn-around? Again, thank you to my loyal readers! ^_^
PS -Wow I almost forgot... Happy Valentine's Day! :P