Ok, so I can deal with the mild stuff that sometimes comes up after meals. Though I am beginning to detest the taste of papaya enzymes, they do the trick and alleviate it. But, waking up at 12:30 in the middle of the night choking on stomach acid is not something I want to deal with, nor is it something that papaya enzymes help. I was up for almost 30 minutes last night trying to get the acid to stop, get the coughing to stop, and get to where I could lay back down (propped up and on my left) and finally sleep. What can I do? Sometimes I know what caused it so I can avoid that food next time (for instance, I now know that ketchup anytime after lunch is probably not a good idea), but I have no idea what set me off last night. I didn't eat anything that in the past (say the day before or the week before) didn't settle well. Everything I had at dinner or after (coconut milk, maple syrup, and ice) has gone down without any problems and I've slept fine. Last night ... ugh. I don't want to repeat it. I'm to the point where I'm willing to buy something over-the-counter just to get relief and sleep. (I've avoided tums this entire time, which is a first for me while pregnant.) Any suggestions? Natural or not, I'm up for considering any of it.
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9/2/10 at 2:58pm