I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day after and I suddenly realized how much better my stomach is feeling since I went back on Prevacid. Last Thanksgiving I was trying to maintain myself on Zantac and it wasn’t going well. I ate very few things at the Thanksgiving meal and really stuck to the absolute safest reflux wise. Soon after that, I switched to Pepcid and things got better for a while. Recently my symptoms had gotten really bad and wound up back on generic Prevacid (lansoprazole). It’s amazing sometimes how you can be so aware of your stomach for so long and then once you are feeling better you go back to eating more normally without even realizing it.
Now that I am thinking about it, I had a donut this morning and spaghetti for dinner. I haven’t been able to eat either of those for so long. I am still hoping that I will be able to wean back down to Pepcid because I still worry about the side effects of taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor for long periods of time. For now though, I’m enjoying eating without thinking about every bite I put in my mouth.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season without having to thinking about their reflux all the time!