Off the Meds and Diet Change
I’ve run out of the doctor-prescribed Omeprazole (heartburn) and, since the doctor was the one to advise me not to be on Omeprazole for the rest of my life due to its side-effects, I don’t want to ask him for more.
So what do I do when everything gives me heartburn? I found out the meds were also masking the worst of the gluten and dairy side-effects which is why I was able to eat chocolate chip cookies without feeling anything (the meds, however, did not prevent my acne outbreak due to the gluten/dairy…yuck).
Here’s something interesting…
My first order of business is to cut out the dairy and gluten from my diet…again. The gluten has been pretty easy…for the most part. The dairy, however, is a toughie mainly because of the chocolate chip cookies.
All I want to eat these days is chocolate chip cookies but I can’t because when I tried one little Chips A’Hoy cookie, it made me sick to my stomach. Ugh! I’ve had 2 days of healthy “clean” eating (clean = healthy and free of dairy/gluten). The first day I had no heartburn (yay!) but yesterday I got it 3 times. I was really tired so I think that may have exacerbated the problem.
Zantac was able to clear that up though so that’s progress. The heartburn had gotten so bad before that no amount of Zantac would work.
Coffee triggered the heartburn at one time though. Looks like I may have to cut back on it. I could almost cry. Maybe drinking 1 cup in the morning and saving the 2nd for the afternoon would be okay? Sigh.
I don’t know about “raw milk” in the picture above. I’ve never tried it. In place of cow milk, I drink almond milk. I used to drink the dark chocolate almond milk but it became too sugary for me…and chocolate started triggering my heartburn too. Now I stick with unsweetened original almond milk. Only 30 calories and tons more calcium than cow milk! It has, like, 1 gram of protein though FYI.
On a side note, flax seeds are great for constipation. My favorite snack these days is Pumpkin Seed Flax Plus Granola. It’s delicious! Eat 2 servings of that and I’m high-tailing it to the bathroom!
Eating at night and eating when I’m not hungry also have their burning consequences so I’m endeavoring to control how much I eat and when I eat.
It’s difficult, not because I’m hungry but because I’m used to habitually eating.
Not that I can eat ice cream (or even want to anymore), but I thought the piggy picture was cute.
I’ll end this with a laugh…
HAHA! Yeah, I actually don’t eat pig anymore though I indulged the other day with ham in my salad. Yum! Nowadays my bacon is turkey bacon. The best thing would be to cut it out entirely but at least it’s not as fatty as pig.
How do you deal with allergens and having a finicky diet?