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Heartburn


Thursday, February 21, 2013

I am not one that is prone to heartburn, but I've noticed off and on that during this weight loss journey that it's happening more and more often. Fortunately I can simply eat something bready and it subsides. I'm not sure why it's happening though.

It isn't during any one time of the day. It can happen mid-morning if I haven't eaten my second breakfast. It can happen late at night if I haven't had a late night snack or had some fruit and veggies instead of a bowl of cereal or popcorn.

I'm sure if I google it, I'll find out it's a symptom of a heart attack or something horrible like that. I'll have to start tracking more closely when it happens so I can bring this issue up to the doctor too when I finally make that appointment. I'm hoping to be able to put off making an appointment until the snow melts, but at the rate I'm falling apart, I may have to make it quicker.

It's just annoying that I'm getting this when I don't have as much fat pressing up against my stomach as I used to. It's starting to feel like my pregnancy heartburn again and I know I'm not anywhere near being pregnant.

Have you had any strange symptoms while you've been losing the weight?
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KAREN608 2/22/2013 11:59PM

    I know you will figure this out, as you already noticed a starch helps with the acid.
The older I get the more I get this. I learned not to eat near bedtime, and to have a mix of foods at meals, not just one kind. This getting older seems to bring on more things we have to deal with, not just the losing of weight.

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CC3833 2/22/2013 11:30AM

    I have mild acid reflux. My doctor says that each person is different with different triggers. It is a lot of trial and error. But if I go too long without eating I get heartburn. You're stomach has acid in it all the time so when you don't have any food in your stomach, it start burning the things that are there... your stomach lining and esophagous (totally spelled that one wrong...).

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PATRICIAANN46 2/21/2013 6:08PM

  I have found that if I eat 6 smaller meals/day instead of 3, my stomach isn't as empty. It helps to keep my blood sugar more regular and I don't get hungry as often. The idea of tracking is a good one. If it doesn't improve, don't wait too long to call your Dr. emoticon

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FRAN0426 2/21/2013 6:05PM

    As a diabetiic, I had many bouts of heartburn, one day my doctor asked me if I had any problems with heartburn. Well my answer was yes, he said some people with Diabetes get it. So now I'm one 2 meds to keep me from having the heartburn. I would say if this is getting to be more of a problem, contact your Dr. office.

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DIANN111 2/21/2013 1:24PM

    I get stomach pain and burning when I don't eat enough. I think your idea of tracking your symptoms is a good one. Maybe you could call your Dr's office and see if they think you should come in sooner?


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