By George, I think I've got it!!
Monday, January 14, 2013
1.A hot drink made by infusing the dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water.
2.The dried leaves used to make such a drink.
So, I have what's called GERD's and lately it has gotten SO extremely bad! Mornings would be okay, but by mid to late afternoon, it would start to get so bad that I could not sit without discomfort and pain. So last night, as I'm sipping my evening tea (a BIG HUGE mug) I decided to do some internet searching as to why I feel this way. A couple of days ago I went back to my strict gluten free diet and this has helped some. But again by mid afternoon, I started to hurt again. I take a omeprazole once in the morning and decided I need to go back to taking it twice a day once again. This did not really show much results. So I got to thinking, what have I been doing lately that is different then what I use to do. TEA! I started drinking a LOT of tea! So I googled this and one website did say that some herbal teas may contribute to GERD's acting up. WOOLAH! But the research also said that I may have "anxiety". GREAT! So one step at a time. I am due for my annual in March. Between now and then, I will stop drinking tea and see what happens. I'm so bummed though, because I gave up alcohol nearly a year ago for GERD's (and other reasons), and thought now I had found the greatest and healthest substitute drink to soothe my mind, my soul, and my evenings. Now what? Any suggestions? I am going to take up yoga once again for my evening relaxation. But I need a good evening, non alcoholic, sugar free, carbonated free drink...besides WATER! I love water and drink it all day long....it gets boring....HELP!
SO for now, by George, I think I found my answer to my stomach problem! YAY!!