I didn’t eat a lot during the day yesterday. I had a small breakfast and lunch and nothing else that I can recall. By the time Regan and I got home I was starving. I had made salsa chicken in the crockpot the day before so all I had to do was make a side and heat up the chicken. I whipped up some sweet potatoes and we sat down to dinner.
I wolfed down two and half pieces of chicken in the time it took Regan to eat one. Okay, in my defense they were boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Tiny. So maybe a total of 5 ounces of meat?
Anyway, I went on about my evening and eventually made it to bed. I noticed a teensy bit of acid reflux. I remember experiencing it when I was pregnant. No biggie.
I fell asleep easily, but about an hour later I was wake. Holy hell my chest on fire! I assumed it was heartburn, but then I had a fleeting thought. What if it was a heart attack? I should probably put on pants! Then I figured there was no pain in my arm so it was likely just indigestion.
I stayed in bed for probably another 20 minutes trying to remember if I had TUMS in my cabinet. Yes, I could have just gotten up and checked, but the truly lazy prefer to visualize their medicine cabinets before actually seeking out relief.
I finally made my way downstairs and searched through my supply of medicine. Oh and since I had already pulled out everything, I decided to go ahead and toss out some expired meds at 1am. So efficient!
I found a bottle of TUMS (also expired) and ate them anyway. I made my way back to bed and before long I fell asleep. I was awake again an hour later but I definitely noticed relief. Unfortunately my insomnia had kicked in so I was up for a couple of hours anyway. But at least that burning in my chest had stopped.
If this is 40, I am really not happy. Heartburn is NO BUENO! Now I have to stock up on TUMS and Zantac and keep them near my bed.
Do you ever experience heartburn? What are your remedies?