My Head Is Pounding

For years I have suffered from acid reflux. I used to take all sorts of medicine for it. I started with Tums, but when it got real bad I would take a Pepcid AC or whatever it was. That seemed to help for a while but it still got worse. At a doctors appointment (for a sinus problem) I asked what I could take and after a quick exam the doctor told me to take Prilosec for a month and see if it helped. It helped immensely, but it didn’t get any better.

That’s when I decided to change my eating habits. The foods that seemed to trigger my “episodes” usually contained fats or a ton of carbs. So I cut those out in the evenings and things got better. My only problem now is that I snack at night and sometimes forget about those things that trigger the acid. Last night was one of those nights.

I laid down in bed around 2:30, and was up at 4 with acid. It was a bad case of it too, and it took more than 45 minutes before it started to go away so I could relax again. I had one heck of a night, with very little sleep, but that’s what I get for eating that Chunky Monkey ice cream while I was watching that horrible movie known as “The Day The Earth Stood Still”. Heck, maybe it was the movie and not the ice cream that gave me the acid?

I’ve had a headache all day, and no amount of pain relievers or allergy tablets would take it away so I kind of just lived with it, all day. We watched the Indy 500, and the boys were happy that Danica Patrick finished in third place. They would have preferred it if she won, but they were happy with the finish. As the afternoon progressed into evening they were upset though, because the Coca-Cola 600 was postponed until tomorrow because of rain.

I’m calling it an early night tonight, because my head won’t stop pounding. I am going to kick back in the chair and watch that new 007 movie, and hopefully fall asleep and get rid of this headache.

Have a great night.